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Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
Sarva+anga+dhara means pouring medicated oil that touches all the body parts. Thus, rejuvenation takes place. Sarvanga means the whole body and dhara means stream. Thus, Sarvangadhara refers to pouring a stream of oil on the whole body. Dhara activates the five energy centers of the spine and thereby raises the energy. This treatment is ideal for insomnia, mental tension, and for all progressive degenerative diseases like arthritis, spondylosis, motor neuron diseases, etc.
Location of pressure points: - Marma deals with 107 pressure points as mentioned in Sushruta Samhita. They are located all over the body and are evenly distributed. These points are extremely vital, and any direct dissection of these points is avoided in surgery as few of them are fatal. In acupressure most of the points are concentrated in feet or hands.
The technique used to activate these points: The healing form of marma strictly the usage of any tool or object to activate these points. These points are extremely delicate, and any damage can cause lifelong deformities which include paralysis, loss of sight and voice. On the other hand, in acupressure external objects are used to provide pressure on the points.
The Shatkarmas are the six purification techniques mentioned in Hatha Yoga Pradeepika. Shatkarmamakes makes the body clean, strong, free of diseases.
The word yoga itself means "union": of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Though many people think of yoga only as physical exercises — the asanas or postures that have gained widespread popularity in recent decades — these are only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul.