Pour oil on troubled waters with Shirodhara - pouring of hot oil over your “third eye” between the brows. It relieves stress, chronic headaches, anger, nervous disorders, insomnia, and fatigue. It improves your mood, softens and rejuvenates your skin, and activates your pituitary gland. Restore balance in your vata, pitta, and kapha doshas to reinstate mental and physical health.
Shirodhara is an ancient ayurvedic therapy. It involves a pouring of warm oil over the ‘third eye’, a point located between eyebrows.
Health Benefits Of Shirodhara
- Helps with disorders affecting the neck, eyes, ears, nose, and nervous system.
- Helps one to overcome stress and its ill effects on the nervous system.
- Help relieve insomnia, fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, and chronic headaches.
- Encourages mental relaxation.
- Invigorates the body and mind and stimulates cognitive memories.
- Disperses negative electrical impulses that accumulate in the skull and hairline from stress.
- Rejuvenates the face and softens worry lines.
- Activates the pituitary gland or the ‘master’ gland.
- Regulates mood and depression disorders.
The Three Doshas – Vata, Pitta, And Kapha
In simple English ‘dosha‘ is our constitution or our DNA. At birth, our DNA predisposes who we are, how we look and how we react – our constitution. Ayurveda recognizes three main constitutions or doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. When our constitution changes – we might get sick.
Vata constitution people are easily excited, artistic and can never stick to the same routine day after day. When you think Vata, think an artist. In the animal kingdom, a crane is a perfect Vata.
Vata imbalance might result in – hyperventilation, extra bone tissue, insomnia, pain, tremors, hypersensitivity, and diarrhea.
Pitta people are full of energy. Think business owner or a leader. They have tons of ideas and all the energy in the world to implement them. In the animal kingdom, a horse is a perfect Pitta.
Pitta imbalance might result in – hyperacidity, hypertension, skin problems, spleen problems, bleeding disorders, abscesses, inflammations, and excess menstruation.
Kapha (pronounced as Kapa) people are solid as a rock in appearance and emotions. They like fixed agendas, well-traveled roads and are slow to change. In the animal kingdom, an elephant is a Kapha.
Kapha imbalance might result in – uncontrollable hunger, hypoglycemia, edema, swollen glands and lymphatic, obesity, premature ejaculation, excessive oily sweat, frequent urination, and excess flow of breast milk.
What Is Dosha Balancing With Marma Therapy?
Excessive doshas can be balanced with Marma Therapy – another ancient Ayurveda practice. In the essence, it is the application of the very light circular movements and essential oils appropriate for client’s constitution to the Marma Points.
In many cases, the practitioner will also use Reiki Therapy. Marma points are mostly located at the same positions as acupuncture points. To simplify you can think of Marma Therapy as acupuncture without needles.
Balanced doshas help with many health issues triggered by the constitutional imbalance in our body.