SHIRODHARA– It is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring herbal liquids like oil over the forehead exactly at the middle spot of head. IN AYURVEDA, Shirodhara is well recognised for its benefits in improving Vata and Pitta. The name comes from the Sanskrit origin that is shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
Shirodhara is an ancient ayurvedic therapy that creates a deep impact on the nervous system. It is one of the most helpful rejuvenating and purification therapy.
The procedure includes that the warm oil or a selected herbal liquid is continuously poured over your forehead (ajna marma) with the help of a mud pot at a specific height above the person’s head. It is because this is the area where all your nerves are concentrated. Eventually there is a vibration produced in your forehead by the pressure of the oil. It is poured for a specific period of time continuously and rhythmically allowing the oil to run through the scalp and into the hair. Thus, the oil soaks in the forehead and scalp and finally penetrates into the nervous system. The tender pressure and the relaxing warmth of the oil allows the body, mind and nervous system to achieve a deep state of rest, similar to meditation. The deep impact of Shirodhara on the nervous system helps as rejuvenation and purification therapy.