Abhyanga –Ayurvedic oil self massage is an excellent way to be in touch with your body and mind. It is a great way to check in with yourself and finding areas that need special attention. Besides leaving you feeling warm, cared for and refreshed, abhyanga soothes your nervous and endocrine systems, rejuvenates your skin, tones muscles, eliminates impurities, promotes youthfulness, reduces the effects of stress, is relaxing and just feels terrific. It's pretty wonderful. Ideally, it is best to give yourself a self-massage every day. Choose organic oil appropriate to your body type. In general, Vata type skin tends to be dry, flaky, itchy, rough, and cold and easily becomes dull, wrinkled and tired looking. Here are my thoughts for you.
As summer rolls around, the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, we naturally heat up as well. Some of us weather the heat better than others, but if you are naturally a fiery type, you are more prone to get overheated in both body and mind. Ayurveda is so wonderful because it reminds how to make choices so we can stay balanced and content. It tells us that like increases like and opposites balance. Sometimes it is the simplest of things that can have the greatest effect on our health and well-being. Here are some Ayurvedic tips on how to stay cool, calm and collected this summer.