The Benefits of Abhyanga – according to Vasant Lad

20th September 2019

Abhyanga massage:
soothes, softens and lubricates the bodily tissues
so that toxins are released.

Abhyanga is the external application of therapeutic and rejuvenating natural oils with movements that respect the physiology or digestion, assimilation and elimination.

The massage becomes a medium for divine grace and healing when the practitioner brings attention to their third eye and the moment-to-moment flow of their pranas.

The skin is an organ of assimilation and elimination. It is a seven-level external organ that has a continuous relationship with the lining of the gastro-intestinal tract and internal organs.

Abhyanga is useful in maintaining immunity, nourishing various tissues of the body and cleansing impurities. It is also useful for stiffness, fatigue, constipation, dry skin, diseases of the nervous system, tremors, misalignment, osteoarthritis, improves lymphatic and cardiac circulation. Abyhanga relaxes the mind and promotes inner tranquility.

When done properly, abhyanga can bring about feelings of calm acceptance and gratitude.”