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Are you bathing the Ayurvedic Way? Learn a few tips below.

Do you love a hot bath or shower? 🛁 Hands up for me! Immersing in warm water is something I just LOVE.
Bathing 🛀 traditions are widespread and deep seated in the Indian culture. According to Vagbhata Astanga Sangraha,
“a good bath warms up the body, gives vigour, helps longevity and gives strength ||
It also helps to get over itching, impurities, fatigue, sweat, lethargy, (quenches) thirst and burning sensation.”
Snana (bathing) is the regimen that is to be done daily and which removes Mala (waste products) and Sweda (sweat) 💧 Snana is beneficial in increasing Bala (strength), Roopa (enhances beauty), Swarashudhi (voice), Sparsha (soft touch), Gandha (pleasant odour), Parishudhatha (cleanliness) and Shanty (peace).
A bath is recommended as a daily ritual in the nithya dinacharya, the daily routine. Ayurveda mentions a few unique tips for bathing in which you may not have heard before.
1. Avoid hot water for your head and 👁 eyes.
2. Don’t bathe just after eating.
3. Use a jug in your bath and pour the water on the back of your neck, this gives strength.
4. Use Lakshmi’s bath powder for a beautiful skin and complexion. Soap 🧼 was not traditionally used in bathing. Soap cleanses but can be drying and accelerate ageing. Scrubs and bath powers containing gram flour and herbs are preferred.
5. Recommended bath additives are Neem leaves, Sandalwood powder, jasmine, roses 🌹 and milk 🥛
6. It is best to fill the bath up to the navel area. This is also called a Sitz bath (Avagaha).
You should not have a bath if you:
1. Suffer from Atisara (diarrhoea).
2. Ardita (facial paralyasis).
3. Bhuktavat (immediately after consuming food).
4. Jwara (fever).
5. Karnashoola (ear ache/ otitis).
We hope you enjoyed learning more about bathing from an Ayurvedic perspective. If you have any questions, you’re welcome to message us or contact us during office hours at 0406 810 547.
Wishing you a great afternoon 💛

* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴.

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