What Will I Experience?
Anything that affects our physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being can cause us to
be out of balance with the universe. Imbalance can lead to a build-up of toxicity in our tissues,
compromising whole-health and well-being. Ayurvedic guidelines help us to create and maintain a
balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit, by means of a
proper intake of fluids, appropriate diet and lifestyle, and the use of herbal remedies.
Ayurvedic healing focuses on rebalancing the doshas. On your first visit, the practitioner will take a detailed medical history, check your pulse, feel your abdomen, examine your tongue, eyes, nails, and skin, and listen to the tone of your voice. The practitioner will also ask you questions about your general health, paying special attention to your lifestyle, diet, habits, and surroundings. The practitioner will then recommend ways to restore your natural dosha balance.
Commonly recommended healing practices include:
Breathing exercises. Practicing pranayama helps you feel calm.
Using mantras (repeated words or phrases) during meditation, combined with certain herbs to rejuvenate a person.
Combining pranayama, movement, and meditation. Yoga has been shown to improve circulation and digestion, and to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels, anxiety, and chronic pain.
Cleansing the body to purify it, reduce cholesterol, and cleanse the body of toxins.
Seasonal Routine. "Ritu" means season and "Charya" means moving or following. It is the observance of diet and regimen according to the seasonal changes. The doshas, which regulate everything in the cosmos, also control the seasons, and as the seasons change, the dominant dosha in you also changes.
Recommending herbs to restore dosha balance.
Shirodhara is one of the best-known Ayurvedic healing practices
"Shirodhara" means the dripping of oil like a thread (dhara) on the head (shiro). The Shirodhara technique soothes and invigorates the senses and the mind, engendering a total feeling of wellness, mental clarity, and comprehension.
In this process, warm herbal oils, milk or buttermilk, or other soothing decoctions are poured in a slow steady stream on your forehead, typically for 30 to 60 minutes. A steady flow of warm liquid onto the forehead stimulates the pituitary gland, or "Third Eye." As the oil strokes the Third Eye, it has a balancing effect on the deepest recesses of the brain, stimulating the endocrine system, the pituitary and pineal glands (for hormonal upsets), and pleasure neurotransmitters (for depression or emotional insecurity). Shirodhara helps to relax the nervous system and it balances the "Praan Vaayu" (life force energy) around the head.
Shirodhara is also said to synchronise alpha brain waves, enhancing blood circulation to the brain, improving mental clarity, and generally releasing deeply trapped "ama," or toxins. This is one of the most divine therapies, awakening your body's intuitive knowledge, stimulating the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, and enhancing intuition and inner wisdom.
Other benefits of Shirodhara may include:
Rejuvenating the entire face and softening worry lines, and reducing hair loss caused by stress and fatigue
Releasing negative emotions and thought patterns, and alleviating migraine headaches
Reducing anxiety, restlessness, irritability, nervousness, fear, and promoting better sleep
Heightening the senses, improving mental focus and concentration, and increasing spiritual awareness
Good health depends on proper daily and seasonal routines, good diet, an appropriate lifestyle,and a balanced and dynamic integration of body, mind, spirit, and your environment.
Rekha sees clients at the Westford Center for Counseling
and Holistic Therapies, 234 Littleton Road, Suite 1D, Westford, MA 01886, and also at Heart of the Dove and Forever Beautiful Skin Care, 254 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886.
Rekha is a fully independent, self-employed practitioner.
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