First, what the fuck is Abhyanga?!
- Based in Ayurveda
- Self massage with pre-medicated warm oil
For most Americans, touching ourselves is generally reserved for our private parts.
*We don't associate touch with healing*
In Ayurveda, it is part of our lifestyle to do a self massage. How often depends on the Dosha. It varies from daily to weekly.
Find out more here.
It took me a very long time to begin this practice. Here's why:
- I didn't love myself
- I thought touching myself was only for sexual purposes
- Oil on my body - say what?
- Applying before yoga allows us to sweat out deep seated toxins while practicing.
- Love for my body and shape
- Confidence, which led to feeling empowered
- Better sleep
- Improved emotional, and mental state
- A Goddess like feeling (no, seriously)
- So much more!