Have you experienced a Shirodhara treatment?
Shirodhara is by far the most iconic treatment of Ayurveda. It is considered the King of all treatments, as it treats a wide variety of conditions in Ayurvedic clinical practice.
The name Shirodhara, comes from the two Sanskrit words Shiras meaning ‘head’ and Dhara meaning ‘to pour’. This deeply relaxing and nurturing treatment involves the continuous pouring of warm medicated oil over the forehead, using a pot with a tap that controls the flow of oil. The oil is gently poured from side to side across the forehead, at times resting over the midpoint of the forehead.
What an amazing week we had at Lakshmi Ayurveda’s first Abhyanga and shirodhara therapist training course. Congratulations to all the wonderful participants learning these ancient healing therapies. Our participants brought so much knowledge with them which made it an incredible week of sharing 🙂
With love the Lakshmi Ayurveda team 🌼
PS: our next course dates will be released soon. More course pictures and videos will follow soon.
We wish you a beautiful Sunday
Book your treatment between 18th- 30th of June and get a $20 discount.
I hour treatment for $65 instead of $85 (oil excluded).
For bookings or enquiries please call Karin: 0406810547 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferers motor skills, speech and other functions. It belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders and it develops from a loss of dopamine producing cells.
Parkinson’s distinct triad of symptoms are
- Bradykinsesia (slow physical movement)
- Rigidity – muscle stiffness can occur in any part of the body
- Tremor/ shaking – often occurs when the hand is at rest
In Ayurveda Parkinson’s disease known as Kampavata or Vephatu and is considered to be a Vataja nanatmaja Vyadhi (diease of Vata). Kampavata can be translated as tremors due to Vata.
Reference from Madhava Nidana 22: 74
The whole body or head, hands, legs get tremors. This is called vepathu or kampa. This causes difficulty in movements and walking.
In the time of Charaka and Sushruta a cluster of symptoms (sanskrit words below) are described which can be seen as a description of Parkinson’s disease.
Kampa = tremor
Sirakampa = head tremor
Stambha = rigidity
Cestasana = bradykinesia
Vakvikrti = disturbance in speech
Bhudhikshaya = cognitive impairment. depression, anxiety, change in mood
Nidranasha = sleep disturbance
The Ayurvedic treatment approach will involve Vata and Kapha reducing measures with diet , and herbs (e.g. Kapikaccu churna, Rasona,Ashwagandha and Bala churnam) and external treatment.
External therapies are:
Abhyangam (oil massage)
Svedana (herbal steam)
Patra Potali svedam (special prepared bolus of medicinal leaves)
Pizhichil (pouring medicated oil in a specific manner over the body)
Thalam (applying medicines over the centre of the head)
Udvarthanam (powder massge)
Basti (Anuvasanam = a type of medicated enema)
Nasya (administration of nasal drops)
Rasayana (rejuvenation treatment)
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Many wonderful events are planned for 2012. In April my beloved teacher and leading Ayurvedic physician Dr Mahadevan is coming to Australia for an educational seminar/ workshop. The event will be held at either Lakshmi Ayurveda or the Sivananda Ashram/ Beacon Yoga Center in Beaconsfield. For enquiries or expression of interest please contact Karin ph: 0406810547 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakshmi Ayurveda wishing you all the happiness of the season and peace and prosperity in the New Year.