Amidst our daily routine, we often find ourselves poisoned with stress and anxiety. There are times when the excessive strain on our body and mind is unnecessary, yet inevitable. This cycle continues to dominate our lifestyle and we start to normalise it without realising its effects on our body, mind, and soul. 

 Ayurvedic science has a range of holistic treatments which nurture the balance of body, mind, and soul. Shirodhara, a word coined from two sanskrit words, shiro (head) and dhara (flow), is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy that aids in prevention, cure, and relief from stress, anxiety, and sleep issues. Shirodhara can be combined with other Ayurvedic treatments. It is effective even as a stand-alone treatment.

The process of Shirodhara 

Firstly, you are told to lie down on a massage table. In this treatment, a specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured between your eyebrows. It is heated to room temperature and allowed to flow from the beginning point towards your forehead and beyond. In a bowl held above your head, the oil drips from a small hole with consistency for about 30 minutes. The duration of the entire treatment can range between 30-60 minutes depending from person to person. The treatment is preceded or followed by a head massage. 

It is advisable to take this treatment from authentic ayurvedic practitioners who are well trained to deliver a therapeutic and healing experience. 

The focal point of Shirodhara 

The space between our eyes is also known to be the third eye. It is the centre of intuition and foresight. According to Ayurveda, stimulating this point leads to expansion of awareness and awakening of our subconscious. You enter a state of blissful relaxation. It helps us to have a deeper connect with ourselves. 

Benefits of Shirodhara 

Shirodhara serves as a perfect treatment for decreasing elevated levels of mental pressure. It instigates serenity, advances quietness, and encourages unwinding. 

  • Relief from stress and anxiety 

Considering that each modern ailment has some connect to work pressure,stress, and worry, limiting its harmful effect is an important instrument for producing long lasting health. The unwinding reaction straightforwardly checks worry by switching its physical counterparts. A solitary one-hour session of shirodhara treatment may conjure such a unwinding reaction, that the impacts of pressure can be relieved for a considerable length of time, or even days. 

As the warm oil streams onto the focal point of the brow, it enacts an amazing Ayurvedic vitality point known as ajna marma. The brainwaves appear to synchronize with external stimuli and therefore, the delicate, redundant flow from the focal point of the brow is the feasible mechanism by which the shirodhara treatment decreases anxiety.

  • Improvement in quality of sleep 

It’s been years since many of us are dependent on sleep medications in order to bring balance in our sleep patterns. However, the side effects of these medications can be a host of unflattering reactions. Be that as it may, a few patients fighting sleep deprivation look to the old acts of Ayurvedic medication as a cure to sleep imbalance. 

Apart from the common benefits, it is also said to have a positive effect on emotional health. You can regain your focus and recenter your concentration towards the important things in your life without any distraction. 

L’Ayuraura, our ayurvedic centre in Lyon, comprises of a team that is inclined towards giving you a healing and blissful experience from Authentic estheticians in France and trained traditional experts from India. A holistic experience to calm your mind, body, and soul awaits you. You can book an appointment now to give yourself a peaceful ayurvedic retreat.