I came to the study of Naturopathic Medicine as an avid yogini. I ate, slept, drank and breathed yoga from my late teens up until about five years ago when a wrist injury left me unable to practice the active forms of yoga that at the time were my identity. My injury turned out to be more of a gift than I ever could have imagined.
Through yoga, I discovered Ayurveda. My love for Ayurveda brought me to study in Kerela, India – the place where it all started, 5,000 years ago. When I was in India, I experienced Sirodhara for the first time at Somatheeram. (Though they didn’t even have a website then – much less the fancy decor! I was lucky to be staying in a nearby bungalow.) The therapists were two young Indian girls who spoke no English but were very skilled. The treatment produced a profound stillness and clarity. I would love to be able to offer it to my future patients, and seeing their website – I would also love to go back!
Last weekend my husband and I were able to experience Sirodhara together while in British Columbia. Although the therapists were not as highly skilled as the young Indian girls (one actually poured oil on my eyelids) – it was still an amazing experience. My husband actually feel asleep! For some reason, I kept thinking about the treatment poured over the sacrum instead of the forehead. Thoughts? Kundalini?
Sirodhara is wonderful for anyone feeling scattered, depressed, fatigued, or restless. Be sure to find a well-trained and experienced provider – such as Mala Patel.
What is your experience with Sirodhara? I would love to find a practitioner in Seattle!
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Also – wishing a very happy birthday to my sister!