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शुक्रवार, 24 दिसंबर 2010

Shirodhara

Shiro means head and dhara means to flow. Shirodhara involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead, more specifically stated- on the ‘third eye’. It is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows which is said to be the seat of human consciousness. The liquids used in shirodhara can include oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water according to the various treatments for different benefits.

Shirodhara is used to treat various diseases including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, Ménière's disease and certain skin diseases such as psoriasis. These days, shirodhara is mostly used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties. The person wanting shirodhara is made to lie on his/her back and head is positioned under a metal bottle with a slow-flowing spout from which the oils streams gently onto the forehead. It has amazing quality of gently releasing stress and tension from the mind and body.

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