Shirodhara for stress reduction

Ayurvedic tradition honors the body as whole.  This also includes the mind and its subtle energies that so often feel more than just subtle. Shirodhara is one of the most powerful treatments to relieve Vata (wind) from the mind. When Vata (wind) is in excess the mind can easily become overstimulated. Preoccupied by swarming thoughts, the mind has a difficult time slowing down. This can lead to an inability to handle stress, creating nervousness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, psychological disorders and much more. Shirodhara is the specific treatment for these disorders and any other stress related disorders. With 80 percent of all diseases in the west now attributed to stress, Shirodhara becomes one of the most helpful body therapies gifted to us by the great rishis (sages) of India.

 

Shirodhara works mainly with the manomaya kosha, or the mental sheath of the body. It is here in this sheath that the mind holds on to past impressions and emotions that create...

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Netra Basti

NETRA BASTI

It's Spring Time. I know your eyes and nose are feeling it…. Have you ever spent 10 minutes just rubbing your eyes because they are so irritated and itchy, just to realize it made them itch even more? Did you ever wish you could take your eyeballs out, rinse ‘em off and put ‘em back in? No? Am I the only one? I know I’m not...

Netra Basti is just that. Well, we don’t take your eyeballs out. Living in Southern California, in the age of technology, where everyone is staring at cell phones and TV’s (Whether it's at home, in line at a supermarket, the doctor's office, the bank, etc.) or working/playing at the computer all day and night, we are left with a society of dry, itchy, irritated and red eyes. And not to mention all the pollution infesting the air we walk around in all day. My eyes are itching just thinking of all that!

Netra Basti is the traditional Ayurvedic eye treatment that involves bathing the eyes in plain or medicated...

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