Ayurvedic Self-Massage: Abhyanga

 

One of my daily self-care practices is
Ayurvedic self-massage called Abhyanga. 
This ayurvedic practice of oil massage improves circulation, increases vitality and longevity, energizes the system, lubricates the skin, and most importantly calms the mind.  If you suffer from insomnia it a great way to help you fall asleep.   In the case of insomnia focus on massaging your feet. 

 

Instructions:  Warm the oil you will use by placing the amount you intend to use in a small glass container that you will place in a bowl of hot water. The warm oil should be massaged in the direction towards the heart. Start at the extremities and work towards the core. Use an oil that corresponds with your dosha. Take the dosha quiz and purchase oil on Shankara. Use coupon code "raw beauty" for 15% off your purchase.

This can be done in the morning or at night.
Contraindication: for women during menses.

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