Shirodhara

IMG_20160325_085014  Shirodhara

This is an ancient technique in Ayurveda in which warm herbal oil is slowly and steadily poured over the center of the forehead (spiritual eye center) for a continuous flow of 20-30 minutes. Shiras means head and Dhara means unbroken flow. Shirodhara is a deeply nurturing psycho-spiritual experience that attunes the body/mind towards spontaneous healing. It is renowned for its ability to release serotonin and encourage a balance of mind, body & spirit. It is a energetic massage to the Pituitary gland and helps to reset and balance our endocrine system.
Shirodhara has been used for millennium to treat a wide variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, graying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus & vertigo. Below are more benefits of Shirodhara:

  • Stimulates the 3rd eye and crown chakras, awakens intuition and inner wisdom
  • Stimulates neurotransmitters
  • Relieves stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia through natural serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin release
  • Improves mental focus and concentration
  • Balances VATA and PITTA DOSHA
  • Works on the cerebral system, helps to relax the nervous system, and balances the ‘Prana Vayu’ (life force energy) around the head
  • Improves the sensitivity of the five senses
  • Reduces and relieves chronic migraine headaches
  • Decreases hair loss and graying hair
  • Reduces fatigue and makes one calm and refreshed
  • Deeply relaxes mind and body
  • Releases negative emotions and thought patterns
  • Improves sleep patterns and insomnia
  • Rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines
  • Heightens the senses
  • Increases spiritual awareness
  • Pacifies vata reducing anxiety, restlessness, irritability, nervousness, fear & excessive thinking
  • Reduces obsessive thinking, intensity and overwhelm
  • Enhances blood circulation to the brain
  • Regulates moods and depression
  • Raises immunity
  • Stimulates metabolism
  • Achieve a sense of well being and contentment
  • Helps overcoming addictions
  • Assists in ADD/ADHD symptoms
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