SHIRODHARA: AN AYURVEDIC THERAPY FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT

Shirodhara is an ancient method of Ayurvedic healing that can help one find harmony within the mind, body and spirit for holistic wellbeing. It is one of the most essential therapies mentioned in Ayurveda that can not only rejuvenate and purify the body but also relieves stress, mental fatigue and treats several disorders.

 

The word ‘Shirodhara’ is derived from two Sanskrit words – ‘Shiro’ meaning the head and ‘Dhara’ meaning stream, pour or flow. Together, it means to pour or drip lukewarm herbal oils on the forehead in a continuous stream. During the therapy, the oil is poured from a certain height for a specific time to allow it to run through the scalp and into the hair. It stimulates a vital point on the head called the ‘Ajna Marma’ or the ‘Maha-Marma’, which brings stability in the mind and consciousness. According to Ayurveda, the Ajna Marma is the key point through which vital life force or ‘Prana’ circulates. It is also known as the centre of intuition and is called the ‘Third-Eye Chakra’ as well.

 

In addition, Shirodhara balances the doshas in the body and enhances the functioning of the nervous system while delivering a truly rewarding and divine experience.

Different Types of Shirodhara Massage

Shirodhara is called by different names as per the classical Ayurvedic texts of Charak Samhita and Susruta Samhita, such as Sirothara, Shiro Sheka, Shiro Parisheka, Shirashek, etc.

Mainly, they can be categorised into the following four types.

 

Kashayadhara: This Shirodhara therapy is performed with medicated herbal decoction called Kashayadhara. The type of oil and herbs used in this therapy are selected considering the health conditions of the individual and their purpose of seeking the therapy.

 

Thailadhara: Here, medicated oil is used in therapy.

 

Ksheerdhara: This Shirodhara therapy uses milk infused with herbs like vetiver roots, sandalwood or camphor. During the therapy, the milk is maintained at room temperature.

 

Takradhara: The Takradhara is a form of Shirodhara that uses buttermilk infused with herbs for the therapy.

Procedure

Here’s a step by step breakdown of the Shirodhara therapy.

 

  • Before the procedure starts, your head and scalp will be thoroughly massaged with plenty of oil for about five to ten minutes.
  • You will be required to lie on your back on the massage table in the supine position.
  • A small pillow or towel will be placed under your neck for support.
  • The Shirodhara pot or equipment will be placed over you in such a way that the herbal oil from the pot falls right over your forehead.
  • The pot will then be filled with the herbal oil you want to use and slowly poured over your forehead. The therapist ensures that the oil pours out of the Shirodhara pot in continuous motion.
  • Now the pot is oscillated to pour the oil from one side of the forehead to the other.
  • The extra oil that has dripped down from the forehead can be recollected, reheated to the optimum temperature, and can be put back in the pot to repeat the process.
  • The procedure can last for somewhere around 20 to 30 minutes.
  • During the process, you will also be given a light head massage.
  • After the Shirodhara massage, the oil will be wiped off from your head following which you will be relaxing for about 30 to 60 minutes. This will allow the oil to seep deep into your scalp.

 

Some points to note while performing the Shirodhara therapy are –

Contraindications for Virechana

For the best results, Shirodhara should be performed either in the morning or in the evening.

 

In some health conditions, Shirodhara is combined with a full body massage or Abhyanga using medicated herbal oils.

 

After the procedure is complete, it is recommended to take a bath with warm water. To remove oil from the hair, medicated shampoos may be used.

Avoid taking caffeinated products for a few days after the therapy as that could negate the benefits of the treatment. Also, ensure to follow a Vata-pacifying diet.

Shirodhara Oil Ingredients

The oil or liquid to be used for Shirodhara Ayurvedic treatment are chosen based on the individual conditions and dosha imbalance. Generally, herbal oils along with buttermilk, coconut water, decoctions consisting of liquorice and milk are used as the ingredients of the liquid. One session may require about 2-3 litres of the massaging liquid, and they are known to treat a host of health conditions, such as memory loss, allergic rhinitis, hearing damage, vertigo, tinnitus, insomnia, eye diseases, sinusitis, Meniere’s disease, various neurological disorders as well as certain skin disorders like psoriasis.


The most commonly used Shirodhara oil is Ksheer Bala tailam, which is made from a mixture of sesame oil, Bala herb paste and cow’s milk. Other types of oil include Chandanadi tailam, Narayana tailam, Karpasasthyadi tailam and Dhanwantharam tailam. Sometimes, in the absence of these oils, sesame oils can be used for Shirodhara massage, and that will work just fine. The sesame oil is rich in active ingredients and antioxidants like sesamin, sesaminol and sesaminol that help in regulating the activity of serotonin in the brain. Moreover, Shirodhara benefits the body by relieving stress, promoting tranquillity and inducing peaceful sleep. For the treatment of people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Shirodhara therapy may be performed with oils mixed with nervine herbs.

What Are the Benefits of Shirodhara Treatment?

Relieves Stress

Stressful events may cause the body to go through physical or emotional changes that can make them anxious, frustrated and angry. Shirodhara treatment can help to significantly reduce the stress from the mind and body.

 

When warm herbal oils are poured on the forehead along with a light massage of the head, the body goes into a relaxation state, conserves energy, dilates the blood vessels and slows down the heart rate. Hence, Shirodhara therapy is crucial in the treatment of hypertension and arrhythmia.

 

As most of the diseases that exist today are in some way related to stressful lifestyles, minimising the impacts of stress is essential to ensure lifelong health. Shirodhara promotes tranquillity and calmness and counteracts stress. Even a single session of Shirodhara can help you fight the effects of stress for hours or days.

Awakening Intuition

The point between the eyebrows is considered as the ‘Third Eye’ in many Ayurvedic scriptures. As mentioned earlier, it is the centre of intuition and foresight as well as the point of spiritual awakening. Shirodhara benefits the mind as it stimulates this point and opens up the third eye leading to the free-flowing of one’s life forces or prana. It removes any blockages in the energy channels of the mind and helps the individual to look at events buried in their past from a viewpoint which wasn’t accessible earlier. Moreover, the downpour of the Shirodhara oil also helps them to gain immense mental clarity to deal with their past traumas, emotional experiences and unresolved pains.

Improves Quality of Sleep

Insomnia and sleep issues have become a common problem for individuals looking at the fast-paced lifestyle that most of us follow. The lack of or irregularity in sleep can be extremely exhausting and lead to lethargy, a decline in decision-making abilities and mental functions as well as negatively impact the physical and emotional wellbeing. Shirodhara treatment is known to reduce the cortisol levels in the body thereby alleviating the symptoms of stress and improving the quality and duration of sleep.

Fights Anxiety

Shirodhara therapy is a natural stress buster. With relaxing head massage and herbal oils, Shirodhara eliminates toxins from the head and enhances the cognitive functions of the brain. It regulates the levels of serotonin hormone in the body, which contributes to happiness and wellbeing of the individual. Consequently, it also reduces the symptoms of anxiety, like uneasiness, restlessness, cold hands and feet, etc.

Pacifies Vata Doshas

Aggravated Vata Dosha in the body can lead to unwanted and chaotic thoughts, forgetfulness, restlessness and lack of attention. Shirodhara is an excellent therapy and remedy to pacify the excess Vata Dosha. The balancing properties of the herbal oils used in Shirodhara counteract the cool, light and fluctuating nature of the Vata dosha thereby alleviating the symptoms of Vata imbalance.

Conclusion

The Shirodhara Ayurvedic treatment is the most requested therapy by our patrons at Govardhan EcoVillage, and there are good reasons for that. The therapy offers a great sense of relaxation and induces soothing effects on the mind. It uses several Ayurvedic oils that not only soothes and nourishes the brain, but also treats a host of health anomalies, like stress, migraine, hypertension, and more.

 

At Govardhan EcoVillage, we believe that living harmoniously with nature and adopting Ayurvedic practices should be a part of our daily lives. We shouldn’t wait until there is a health disorder or problem. Shirodhara treatment offers countless benefits and is extremely beneficial for the mind and body.

 

If you would like to experience the curative wonders of this ancient therapeutic marvel, feel free to reach out to us. Let this classical Ayurvedic therapy revive you and create a connection with your inner spiritual self.

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      Below schedule is designed as per the guidelines based on ‘Dinacharya’ (daily routine) as mentioned in Ayurveda. Integrating the daily routines of Dinacharya is an important step in cultivating discipline. Following Dinacharya is one of the best means to align with nature.

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      Below schedule is designed as per the guidelines based on ‘Dinacharya’ (daily routine) as mentioned in Ayurveda. Integrating the daily routines of Dinacharya is an important step in cultivating discipline. Following Dinacharya is one of the best means to align with nature.

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      Below schedule is designed as per the guidelines based on ‘Dinacharya’ (daily routine) as mentioned in Ayurveda. Integrating the daily routines of Dinacharya is an important step in cultivating discipline. Following Dinacharya is one of the best means to align with nature.

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    • Attendance & full participation in daily scheduled Yoga Nidra classes for the entire course & satsangs is mandatory. If for any reason you must be absent from any part of the daily schedule, a written notice must be submitted to the teacher.

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    • 03.30 P.M - Asana
    • 05.45 P.M - Dinner
    • 07.00 – 08.00 P.M - Evening Satsang followed by milk/herbal tea
    • Attendance & full participation in daily scheduled classes for the entire course & satsangs daily are mandatory. If for any reason you must be absent from any part of the daily schedule, a written notice must be submitted to the teacher.

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    Greetings and Namaskar from Govardhan Ecovillage. Serene and untouched by the modern World – this beautiful jungle retreat is set over 85 acres, just a 2-hours’ drive from Mumbai, India – in the foothills of the Sahyadri mountains. The retreat was built with love following the vision Radhanath Swami had of creating simple living and high thinking We are humbled to be recognised by UNWTO with an award for sustainable tourism. One of our very special activities include the Day Visit/Tour wherein one can explore our Vrindavan Forest along with the daily chores that happen. On this Day Visit one gets everything to know about this Vrindavan Forest nestled in the lap of nature. This is followed by a guided tour where our representative provides every bit information about the Vrindavan Forest . This Day Visit at Govardhan Ecovillage provides you with the opportunity to explore the unexplored serenity of nature along with some exclusive species of birds chirping through the dense forest that makes you wonder the ecstasy showered by Mother Earth. At the end of this Day Visit, you are certain to have some great memories that you'd carry for long, wondering what you have been missing for all these years. There are absolutely no charges for day visit except meals. Our Guided Vrindavan forest tour is also available for free. It takes a maximum of 2hrs for a complete tour of our Vrindavan Parikrama. Day Visit timings are from 10am to 6pm everyday and 7 days a week. For any queries you can freely contact us on 9920055993/9167204666 Day Visitors policy is as below - Due to corona pandemic restriction Day Visit tour is restricted till Vrindavan Forest area and not further. Goshala visit is not allowed. Vehicle facility for senior citizens are not available, so please plan accordingly. Playing sports which may cause potential harm to landscape plantation is strictly discouraged. Vrindavan Forest Tour Timings 1. 10:30am to 12pm 2. 11:30am to 1pm 3. 12:30pm to 2pm 4. 2:30pm to 4pm 5. 4pm to 5:30pm 6. 5pm to 6:30pm Our Policy regarding prasadam is as follows- Buy Coupons in advance. Breakfast Timings 8:30am to 9:30am at Shrinathji Cafe (Rs.50/- per person) Lunch Timings 1.00pm to 2.00pm at Shrinathji Cafe(Rs.100/- per person) or annakshetra hall(Pay as you like) Dinner Timings 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Shrinathji Cafe(Rs.100/- per person) Light snacks items are available at cafe counter on retail price. Coupons timings - For Breakfast coupon booking accepted before 8p.m day before For Lunch coupon booking accepted between 8 a.m - 10 a.m For Dinner coupon booking accepted Before 2p.m Visitors coming in groups are requested to call and make advance payment for meals one day before between 10am to 6pm. For Payment details contact on... Srinath Ji cafe contact No.. 9529591095 / 9146571403 Also apart from breakfast timings... snacks like tea, cookies etc etc will be available between 8am-12pm and 5pm-8pm Visitors may click photos with "mobile phones" at GEV but not the deities of Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Lalitadevi. Also "Photography with professional cameras" within GEV campus needs prior permission from the concerned authorities (Email your request to dayvisits@iskcongev.com). Kindly note: - GEV is a spiritual ashram, not a tourist spot. Please spend your time hearing and discussing about Lord Krishna. - Please don’t pluck Flowers, Fruits and leaves. - Please keep the Premises Clean, Use Dustbins; No Spitting - Please Take Care of Your Children - No Smoking, Tobacco, Gutka & Alcohol - No Outside Food & Drink - No loud talking on phone or playing of filmi music - Please Don’t Feed Fish in the water bodies - Please Don’t bathe in Yamuna - Please Take care of Your Belongings. Management is not responsible for any loss - Please Don’t feed outside food to the cows Note - Only E-mail communication on dayvisits@iskcongev.com is accepted, whatsapp or phone conversation will not be considered for day visit booking. Very Important- Considering the present Covid situation if the Maharashtra Government decides to close down temples in future, You may have to cancel your visit. Be in touch with GEV before coming at least a day before your visit. For any queries you can contact us on Day Visit office no. 9920055993/9167204666

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          Galtare, P.O. Hamrapur, Wada Taluka
          District Palghar - 421 303
          Maharashtra, India

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          Donations: +91-9370950813

          Office Time: (8.00 am to 7.00 pm)

          Day Visit: +91-9920055993

          Ayurveda: +91-9607938952

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