SHIRODHARA

Mundada Ayurveda - About Ayurveda

The word shirodhara breaks down into two ideas: "shiro," meaning head, and "dhara," which means flow. Together they form a concept that aims to bring physical and emotional balance by rejuvenating the spirit and preserving health.

Introduction

Modern lifestyles lead to poor health in many ways. However, the use of simple and natural methods can significantly improve health and vitality. Purification therapy is a unique feature of Ayurveda involving the complete cleansing of body and thereby eliminating vitiated doshas. The technique effectively treats doshic balances in their advanced stages. Vitiated doshas causing blocked channels in a system, which needs purification, approach.

Shirodhara is one of the great purification and rejuvenating therapy.
Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic healing practice performed in India for over 5,000 years.

This is achieved through a relaxing technique in which warmed oil is poured over a patient's forehead for an extended period of time. There are specialized forms of shirodhara as follows:
  • tailadhara
  • ksheeradhara
  • takradhara
  • jaladhara
Shirodhara works primarily on the mental health or "manovaha kosha" as it is referred to in Ayurveda. Shirodhara is traditionally used to calm the nerves, harmonize vata constitutions, restore the nerves, release stored emotions, and purify the mind. In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is considered an important tool in the pursuit of higher states of consciousness. Shirodhara has been traditionally shown to help with fatigue, mental exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, some mental disorders, headache, excessive thinking, nervousness, and many other conditions commonly affecting persons in today's active lifestyle.

Benefits of Shirodhara

Regular shirodhara enhances blood circulation to the brain, improves memory, nourishes hair and scalp, assists in providing sound sleep and calms the body and mind. Shirodhara is one of the most effective treatments for reducing stress and nervous tension. Ultimate mental and emotional relaxation therapy Beneficial for many diseases connected with the head, neck, eyes, ears, nose and throat Beneficial for many diseases of the nervous system like nerve disorders, facial palsy, paralysis and ptosis (drooping) of the eyelids .Beneficial for curing long standing insomnia and schizophrenia Beneficial for fits in epilepsy when used in conjunction with other medicines Prevents hair lose, premature graying and cracking of hair.
  • Relieves headache and burning sensation of the head
  • Nourishes and rejuvenates the body
  • Improves the quality of voice
  • Improves digestion
  • Sharpens the sense organs
  • Gives strength to the neck and head
  • Improves the health of the skin
  • Cools the body and relieves pain.
  • Invigorates the body and mind and stimulate cognitive memories
  • Increases intuition
  • It improves concentration, intelligence, confidence and self-esteem
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