Friday, 7 June 2013

Abhyanga Benifits

Benefits of Abhyanga (applying oil to the body)


Benefits of applying oil to the body (Abhyanga):
  • Produces softness, strength and color to the body
  • Decreases the effects of aging
  • Bestows good vision
  • Nourishes the body
  • Increases longevity
  • Benefits sleep patterns
  • Benefits skin
  • Strengthens the body’s tolerance
  • Imparts a firmness to the limbs
  • Imparts tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
  • Stimulates the internal organs of the body, including circulation
  • Pacifies Vata and Pitta and Harmonizes Pitta
Benefits of applying oil to the scalp (Murdha taila):
  • Makes hair grow luxuriantly, thick, soft and glossy
  • Soothes and invigorates the sense organs
  • Removes facial wrinkles
Benefits of applying oil to the ears (Karna purna):
  • Benefits disorders in the ear which are due to increased Vata
  • Benefits stiff neck
  • Benefits stiffness in the jaw
Benefits of applying oil to the feet (Padaghata):
  • Coarseness, stiffness, roughness, fatigue and numbness of the feet are alleviated
  • Strength and firmness of the feet is attained
  • Vision is enhanced
  • Vata is pacified
  • Sciatica is benefited
  • Local veins and ligaments are benefited.

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