Essential Oils for Pitta Dosha | Abhyanga Massage | Clareminded | Paavani Ayurveda

Essential Oils for Pitta Dosha | Abhyanga Massage | Clareminded | Paavani Ayurveda


welcome back to Clareminded my name is
Clare this video is essential oils for the Pitta dosha specifically in abhyanga massage so in this video I’m going to go over what an abhyanga is, it’s an ayurvedic self practice. so I’m gonna kind of explain what abhyanga
self oil massaging is then I’ll give you essential oil specifically for the pitta
dosha and these are going to be pitta balancing reducing essential oils that
will help you kind of cool that pitta flame that you may have going on in the
summer heat then and will give you an abhyanga demo and kind of show you how you
can perform it on yourself as a self-love practice and then give you the
benefits of abhyanga and why I love it, why ayurveda loves it, and why I
think you should be practicing it ritually every single day so let’s start
with what abhyanga is. Abhyanga in ayurveda is essentially an oil massage. it
can be done by two people in which case you get a treatment done or how it’s
routinely use is by yourself it’s a self oil massage so abhyanga it’s an act of
self-love so it’s so amazing, nourishing especially for the vata and pitta dosha, it really balances and nourishes the body. Abhyanga is an
ayurvedic medicine treatment in which case we use it in our daily practices
and abhyanga can be done before or after the shower in which you just give
yourself a very nice warm oiled massage so it’s done by warming up some oil and
then actively and consciously rubbing it in a head-to-toe on your skin it is so
loving to like reward yourself with this type of like act upon yourself because
it’s nourishing, you’re touching your body you’re sending yourself some love
some energy so abhyanga at its core is just a self oil massage. essential oils
for the pitta dosha are going to be you now focusing on cooling grounding
elements here so when you think of you know a balancing oils for the pitta dosha you need to think of what will kind of like ground it down so pitta is made
up of fire and water it carries very hot sharp oily flowing unstable type
qualities right. so when you have all that heat
movement moving around to balance the pitta dosha especially in the summer
you’re going to want to bring in essential oils for the pitta dosha that
are going to cool it off and ground it down so you need to find those balancing
elements so essential oils for the pitta dosha that are so great are things like
coriander fennel rose lavender chamomile things that are going to cool it off a
sandalwood is really good to ground it and when you’re using for your abhyanga practice you need a base oil so a good base oil for the pitta dosha is
going to be either sunflower or coconut oil and those are going to kind of help
ground and cool off the pitta dosha in a nice gentle way ideally went before you
administer the oil on you want to warm it up so I’m gonna boil some water on
the stove and then we’re gonna place our pitta soothing body oil in the
boiled water once it’s removed from the heat before we’ll let it sit for about a
minute or two let it warm up naturally and then apply it all over our skin I’m
being a demo now so now I’m going to show you how to administer this I’m
being a self oil self-love massage on to yourself so we have our pitta soothing
body oil from Paavani that we warmed for just about less than a minute in warm
water and this is just to kind of help warm the oil up so it really nourishes
our skin you don’t want it too hot remember because that will aggravate the
pitta dosha. just nice and slightly warm so we have our oil we’re going to start
by putting a little bit in our hands we’re going to rub our hands
together and then we’re actually going to start from head to toe so we’re gonna
start in our scalp. We want to rub the oil again I can already smell all the
juicy essential oils that we have in there. And we want to start in your scalp so very
gently start massaging the head. It may feel a little funky at first, but really
dig in there with your fingers just starting to feel some tenseness
start to massage the scalp and then when you’re massaging the scalp too you
would pull at your roots if you have hair so pulling squeezing the roots here
just to give a little tug will help stimulate your hair and then
anytime you need more oil just go ahead and grab some more give yourself a
little spritz rub it in your hands again and then moving down into the ears don’t
forget about the ears inside your ear and your love the
cartilage, moving down at your jaw your neck getting through the throat you want
to move in an up down type of motions grabbing more oil when you need it
rubbing it in your hand and then moving down your body so when
you go from your chest you want to go from the chest bone all the way up
through the throat so this will kind of help move the energy up through your
throat chakra and get out any toxins that are stuck in there getting your
shoulders long motions and then on your joints like your shoulders or elbows or
knees you want to move in a circular motion we went to the other size long
strokes around the neck chest goes up and into circular motions on the
shoulders and then nice and long strokes on your arms and your forearms and then
when you get to the elbows circular motions get your entire body your torso your
lower back, belly circular motion clockwise and then get your legs rub
them really deep into your thighs and your calves and then when you get to
your knees do a circular motion protect those joints! the other leg nice long
deep strokes, start to really massage use the palm of your hand get in there deep long
strokes in the legs and then the feet give your feet some love they deserve
love to! we’ve been on them all day interlace your fingers through your toes
press into your arch your heels from a deeply, get in there and then take it
to the other foot – so get some more oil and start to really grind down into your
feet seriously we’re on them all day long
dig into those feet get the toes moving around in between the toes even and then
don’t forget about your hands circular motions and the palms pull the fingers
really dive deep into the palms and then once you’re all finished 10 to 20
minutes before you rinse it off go ahead hop in the shower rinse off all
the body oil give yourself a good little scrub and then you are ready to start
your day now for some of the juicy benefits of abhyanga oil massage are
things like it increases your circulation in your body
think about your moving your hands all over your body your moving your lymph
nodes your increasing the circulation it calms your nerves it decreases aging
hello longevity it lubricates your joints and your skin nourishing up your
entire body it tones your muscles it stimulates your internal organs and it
adds vigor to your body and soul it eliminates toxins from your body by
moving around those lymph nodes you’re kind of cleansing out the sewer system
it increases for benefiting a full night of sleep and it’s just an act of
self-love hello your nourishing of your whole body you’re feeling yourself
you’re touching yourself you’re sending that loving energy back into you. so now
that you know the essential oils that you want to use for pitta dosha
to help bring balance to the pitta dosha you know you want to focus on
cooling grounding essential oils, however in the marketplace it’s kind of hard to
find specific oils that you are like down to use that are eco-friendly that
are vegan gluten free all that fun stuff organic certified trade they’re tough to
find right so I came across an ayurvedic brand and it’s one of my personal
favorites right now it was started by two girls who graduated from the
California of college of ayurveda which I’m currently enrolled in so it’s
special to my heart and I am obsessed with their pitta soothing body oil right
now I use this one for my abhyanga practice as we’re in the heat of summer
and they use almond and sunflower as their base oil and one of the best
things about this company that I love so freakin much that a lot of other ayurvedic
brands do not do is that in their soothing body oils they use the entire
herb! the entire organic certified trade eco-friendly herb so instead of a
lot of other brands they just get the base oil and then they add droplets of
essential oils which is great its still gets the essence in there but the
best thing about Paavani is that they steep the base oil with the entire herb
so they’re putting like stalks and leaves of coriander of Rose of lavender
in these base oils and let it steep for like multiple days to really infuse the
oil with the actual plant the actual herbs that were obsessed with that will
cool our body and nourish our soul and really bring balance to us in the heat
of summer! closing recap for essential oils for the pitta dosha specifically in
an abhyanga massage that it just showed you remember abhyanga is an ayurvedic
treatment and we use it in our daily ritual practice essentially it is just a
self oil massage and active self-love that you administer on yourself to
really nourish and cool your body off essential oils that are so great for the
pitta dosha are things like sandalwood to help drown lavender chamomile rose
Jasmine ylang ylang these are all super nourishing and cooling for the pitta
dosha coriander is so good and then I gave you a brief abhyanga demo and then
the benefits of abhyanga and why it is such a beautiful organic practice that
you can administer into your daily ritual practice and yourself and keep
yourself some self-love you deserve it I promise
so if you want to check out Paavani at all have all the links in the show notes
below if you want to order yourself one of these otherwise having an amazing day
I hope you have treat yourself to some super duper extra self-love care let me
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