Benefits of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on July 31, 2012

What is the best way to heat massage oil? Yoga, an ancient Indian science, is one of the oldest physical and mental health systems in the world. Another ancient Indian science is Ayurveda, which is India's alternative to the West's allopathic system. Massage too has been a traditional Indian art,...


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Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Today, yoga is popular all over the world, and people of all ages are benefiting from iti The art of yogic massage is also growing in popularityt In many places, the yoga massages that are offered are a blend of Yoga, Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and Thai Massageg In this kind of massage, the receiver is usually helped into a yoga asana, or posturer He or she is then softly massagede The asana helps you to restore balance to your internal organs, while the massage helps you to release energy from places where it is blockede Just as the body follows the mind, the mind follows the body too, and you will feel a sense of harmony, happiness and balancec Ayurvedic Sesame Oil And Yoga Massage During massages, a massage oil is always usede This is done because if a massage is done without oil, the friction may cause pain and discomfortr Ayurvedic medicine believes that this aggravates the Vata Dosha, which is one of the three elements that the body is made out ofo Oil is also a nutrient for the skin, and nourishes the hair follicles that lie in the skini When applied to sensitive points like the spine or the base of the skull, oil can relax the entire body and mindn Ayurvedic massage oils can be made from many ingredients, including sesame, coconut, or mustardr Some other Indian oils that are popular include Bhringraj Oil and Bhrami Oili Some practitioners also use elements from western aromatherapy in their massagese How To Heat Massage Oil There are different ways to heat oils, and it varies depending on the oil you are usingn For instance, a preparation for men includes four cups of sesame oil with two tablespoons of mustard oili This is heated with half a teaspoon of asafoetidad After filtering, three spoons of turmeric is added, and cooked till it turns brownw Once prepared, this oil can be stored and coolede Just before usage, massage oils must be heated only to a comfortable levele If you are unable to dip your hands in the oil, it's too hoto When heating oils, always use a low flame as most oils are easily flammablel Never leave the oil unattendede A good way to heat oil is to put them in a metal container, and dip this container in hot water for a whilel

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