Shirodhara is an ancient technique that promotes deep meditation and relaxation. This training manual gives the practitioner a thorough understanding of its history, philosophy, and techniques.
Written by Ajara's Founder, Nicole Hinterstocker.
Shirodhara is the playing of a stream of warm oil across the third-eye. It is an ancient technique that promotes deep meditation and relaxation. Since shirodhara is quickly becoming one of the most sought after Ayurvedic treatments available today, this manual will give the practitioner a thorough understanding of its history, philosophy, and techniques in order to provide a complete training.
Table of Contents:
Introduction to Basic Ayurveda
The Doshas Explained
Shamana & Shodana: An Understanding of Ayurvedic Purification
Mediums for Shirodhara Benefits and Contraindications for Shirodhara
Hands on Shirodhara Treatment Protocol
Electrical Shirodhara Treatment Protocol
Ayurvedic Facial Massage Sequence
Ayurvedic Facial Reflexology Chart
Ajara Shirodhara Systems Kitchari Recipe
Ayurvedic Self Massage
Options for Oil Disposal
About Ajara Ayurvedic Beauty
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Posted by Unknown on 12th Sep 2017
The protocol does come with step by step instructions for how to set up for the treatment as well as very basic instructions that explain common sense things such as "tell your client to lay on the table" and "allow the oil to pour over their forehead." But I was hoping for more. Things like what height to hang the pot at, how to introduce the feeling if the oil, how fast should the oil drain at, advice to give client on things they should do before and after to prepare and recover from treatment. The facial massage instructions are nice, but again I was hoping for more. A diagram with strokes drawn out and numbered would be great as I planned to give this as a hand out to therapists I am training at my office. If you read through all of the pages you will find extra info on the background of the treatment, contraindication and even how far away the pot should hang from someone's head, but I would have preferred some of this to be right in the actual protocol instructions. All in all it saves me some time from gathering all the info myself, but is definitely lacking and something I could have written on my own not having any formal training in Ayurveda.