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  • Writer's pictureTracyann Thomas

Shirodhara for Blissful Relaxation

Ready for some serious inner peace and calm? Want to support your intuition and heart center? Time to experience a Shirodhara.

Shirodhara is a truly blissful therapy where a continuous stream of warm, medicinal Ayurvedic oil gently runs over your forehead and Third Eye Marma to induce a very deep sense of calm, awaken your intuition, and balance and stabilize the mind.

Shiro means 'head' and dhara means "to flow, pour or stream".

The Ayurvedic oil contains powerful nervine herbs and brain tonics that help coax the nervous system into a deeply relaxed state supporting stress relief and anxiety relief along with the pacification of Vata and Pitta.

Shirodhara's focal point is to stimulate the Third Eye Chakra, traditionally called the Ajna or Sthapani Marma, which is one of the most important vital points of the body. It is a key juncture not only for nerves and tissues but also for the circulation of our prana (vital life force).

The Ajna Marma is known as the center of intuition and foresight. It is the meeting point of individual consciousness with higher consciousness and is the seat of the guru or master. It is the place of witnessing, where the observer meets with the observed, and it is the meeting point of Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna Nadis - the subtle energy channels. When the Ajna Marma is balanced, it brings order to life.

Stimulating this marma leads to an expansion of awareness, a state of parasympathetic tranquility, and a state of no ego, during which we can deeply connect with ourselves and our subconscious. This is where the innate intelligence of our being can be revealed.

With your eyes covered and your head cocooned in warm luxurious oil, you enter a state of blissful relaxation equivalent to meditation. Often, one will fall asleep very soundly during this treatment.

Additional benefits from receiving a Shirodhara treatment:

  • Attunes us to our higher nature, as it offers a strong connection between the head & the heart

  • Clears the energetic channels in the head improving memory loss & poor concentration

  • Release of old memories and brings deep inner focus

  • Supportive for headaches, TMJ disorders, tinnitus, neck pain, depression & anxiety and improves sleep

Shirodhara is a highly supportive treatment during Summertime as the sharp intensity of the season can aggravate Vata and Pitta and can often create stress, ungroundedness, and burnout.

Reach out to me directly to schedule this transcendent and blissful therapy.

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