Shiro is the head, and Dhara is streamlined the flow. Continuous streaming of warm herbal oil on the forehead is Shirodhara. It is the most popular and effective therapy for managing stress and relaxing nerve endings. It is truly like a complete refreshment for your body and soul. It is not only a physical procedure but it acts at the holistic level, at the level of chakras in the body. Shirodhara acts at Sahasrara and Ajna chakras and heals the complete body and mind.
Dhara is considered to be effective for several diseases like stress-related disorders, Insomnia, and many degenerated brain disorders. Liquid mediums used are Medicated oils, milk, tender coconut water and decoctions of herb extracts are some of the fluids used.
A vessel is hanged with a hole in the middle, it is hanged at a height of 4-inch from the forehead. The patient is made to lie supine. The vessel hole is directed straight upward of the Ajna chakra, stream of warm herbal oil, chosen on the basis of the condition of the patient, is allowed to flow as a stream to the center of the forehead or the Ajna chakra or third eye, which is the highest energy center in the human body. We can use medicated oil, herbal extracts, herbal decoctions, coconut waters, or even milk treated with herbs.
- Stress management
- Anxiety and Sleeping disorders
- Brain disorders
- Stimulate, nourish and improve nerve action
- Neuromuscular degenerative disorders
- Hormone disorders
- Helps in arousing awareness as it acts at the Third eye level, which leads to the free flow of prana or life force. Drift or proper flow of prana helps remove blockages in channels or srothas of mind and helps in recalling events buried deep in their past and seeing from a vantage point that was previously inaccessible. It helps in healing from the root.
- Pacifies Vata doshas