Shirodhara is a beautiful therapy which begins with a good massage of head, forehead and neck. The warm liquid (herbal oils, buttermilk, herbal milk, decoctions; again depending on body type and disease) is flowed in a continuous stream from anywhere between 30-50 minutes.
Shirodhara cures premature grey hair, hair loss, dandruff, fatigue, head ache, migraines, lack of vitality, diseases of the eyes, nose, throat and ears, frontal sinusitis and nervous disorders.
It is very beneficial in depression, insomnia (sleep problems), extreme mental and emotional stress and anxiety. This shirodhara also alleviates the derangement of the three doshas and improves the power of all sensory organs.
Coming back to my experience, shirodhara is my favourite therapy!
Apart from the conditions mentioned above, I’ve used it successfully in PCOS, menstrual irregularities, infertility, hormonal imbalances, menopause; women’s health being my area of education and expertise.
But I’ve discovered shirodhara does much more than healing all these conditions. It has the capacity to make us whole, happy and divine.
With a shirodhara flowing, the person heals themselves on multiple levels
My theory is shirodhara works on the hypothalamic/ pituitary axis (for the uninitiated in human physiology, this axis is the main controlling centre for the most important chemicals secreted in our body—-the hormones); stimulating it and gently propelling it back to a state of balance. And that’s where serotonin and melatonin are secreted which play a significant role in depression and sleep inducement. Thus it works on the mental level.
It allows all thoughts to settle and lets us be in a place of peace and silence where we can listen to our innermost self. It gives us space to bring up the emotions bothering us in our daily lives and ways to deal with them. In the world of psychic energies sometimes an acknowledgement is more than enough for the healing to begin.
I’ve worked on psychics, yoga practitioners, reiki healers, spiritual healers, intuitive people and people who have been practicing meditations for a long time.
Shirodhara helps us to become more intuitive, helps in raising our energies and makes us vibrate at a higher frequency. It brings a quality change in the meditations and helps realize who we are.
So if you are a fellow traveller on the path of spirituality, I cordially invite you to the amazing experience called shirodhara.