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Abhyanga is basically the art of self-massage, an extremely popular Ayurveda based therapy that incorporates warm, aromatic oils, rhythmically massaged into your body, which loosen toxins, relax the nervous system, and provide rest, nourishment, and rejuvenation. It improves blood circulation, tones and moisturizes skin, works up the lymph system, and calms the mind and nervous system.

Winter is a time when the Vata or air element and Pitta or fire element is aggravated in nature, a time known as Prakopakala in Ayurvedic sciences. When the pitta is imbalanced, it can quickly translate to digestive issues and pain and stiffness in muscles and joints, a common complaint this time of the year. Abhyanga is a detoxifying warm oil massage.

(Also Read: 16 Indicators You Are A Vata Person)

Here are some of the critical benefits of Abhyanga that are likely to make this practice an indispensable part of your daily routine going forward. In Ayurvedic sciences, Abhyanga is recommended as part of one’s Dinacharya or routine that is aligned with nature, fosters good health, and slows down aging and effects of stress and environmental pollutants on the body.

Here’s the best thing about Abhyanga-it takes not more than 10 minutes. If you have time on hand or want to indulge little extra, you can go up to half an hour over the weekends. You can also check out state of the art panchakarma centers like this one, where you will be treated to the entire package-a quiet and heavenly place for the finest Ayurvedic spa and massage treatments, the center has all the ingredients-spa retreats, Panchakarma, finger licking delicious fare, Yoga and Ayurvedic Dosha balancing treatments with the idyllic views of the hills-that go into making a perfectly relaxed and rejuvenating vacation with quality soul-time.

What You Need For Abhyanga

  1. Soft cotton towel
  2. Some warm water
  3. Paper towel
  4. About half a cup of Dosha specific massage oil

For Vata Dosha, you can try Shankara’s Calming Body Oil

For Pitta Dosha, you can try Shankara’s Soothing Body Oil.

For Kapha Dosha, you can try Shankara’s Energizing Body Oil

For Tri-dosha, you can try Shankara’s Sundarya Body Oil.

Don’t know your dosha type, take a quiz here.

Here’s your step by step guide on how to Abhyanga your way to bliss every morning:

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