Shirodhara (शिरोधारा )

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Shirodhara (शिरोधारा )

Shirodhara, an ancient form of medication, is an essential part of Ayurveda. In Shirodhara, warm medicated oil is poured in a continuous stream over the forehead, an area with a high concentration of nerves. The pressure of the oil falling in a steady stream creates vibrations which travel into areas deeper of the brain and induces a feeling of peace and quiet. Soothing the mind and subconsciousness, it’s effect is similar to meditation & yoga. In addition, oil in such large quantities which saturate the forehead and scalp helps remove toxins below the scalp.

As for its benefits, it helps those whose Vata and Pitta doshas. Vata uncontrolled show signs of insecurities, fears and worries. Pitta uncontrolled makes a person continually irritability, angry and suspicion. Regarding the connection between seasons and Shirodhara, summers in India are known to raise Pitta dosha to unhealthy levels making shirodhara a necessity.
Shirodhara is mostly done with medicated blended oil(s/) with or without herbs. It’s even done with buttermilk!

Advantages of shirodhara with buttermilk!
– Best treatment to bring down body temperatures – especially of the head felt during the summers in India.
– Best treatment to bring under control summer-related conditions including dandruff, acne, body sores, swelling etc.

Advantages of shirodhara with oil(s)!
– It cools the head, and thus the mind and subconsciousness
– It reduces stress of the mind
– It induces good sleep!
– It is one of the best and most natural treatments for psychological disorders
– It drastically reduces hair-fall, dandruff and itching.

Disclaimer :

This article is meant solely to provide information about remedies under Ayurveda and is not meant to be used for diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease.
Where the reader or any other person has chronic and/or dire health issues, it is advisable to consult a trained and certified medical practitioner for a complete and comprehensive diagnosis which can address the underlying issues effectively.
Recova Life and its constituents are also certified medical practitioners who can be consulted. Our numbers are +91 83800-16119 and Email ID atul@recovalife.com
With respect to the consumption of any herbs, fruits, vegetables and the likes mentioned here, it would be advisable where you consult a certified medical practitioner for his/her opinion before-hand.

Madhura Bhide
madhura@recovalife.com
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