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Abyangha: The Ayurvedic Art of Self Anointing

Abyangha: The Ayurvedic Art of Self Anointing

One of the most basic yet powerful 'take home' practices in ayurveda is called 'Abyangha'.  Abyangha is the practice of self anointing or self massage.  Each dosha or body type (vata, pitta, or kapha) responds best to a specific carrier oil (i.e. sesame oil, coconut oil, almond oil) and essential oil blend.  Each essential oil works best to balance either one, two, or all three doshas.  Based on individual assessment, an oil is prescribed and created.