On the Krya blog, we have consistently extolled the benefits of the Abhyanga Snana as a very important Dinacharya ( Daily Habit). All the classical Ayurvedic textbooks have clearly defined the wide range of health benefits of a regular Abhyanga-Snana.
The full Abhyanga Snana involves a vigorous head-to-toe oil self-massage followed by Snana with a herb based bath powder. And the Ayurvedic Acharyas recommend that all healthy adults can have a daily Abhyanga.
The Need for a Mini-Abhyanga
The very thought of a Abhyanga-Snana seems extremely daunting to many of us who have a packed, hassled morning routine. A quick shower with soap and shampoo is the most that many of us can cotemplate on a week-day
We have received a large number of message from our customers on how to get over the initial time and scheduling hurdles to incorporate this important habit into their routine – hence this guide which introduces the Mini-Abhyanga.
The Krya Mini-Abhyanga Guide
A Mini-Abhyanga should take around 10 minutes, focuses on key body parts that suffer dosha-aggravation and gives a few of the benefits of the full Abhyanga. You just need a Abhyanga skin oil and an ubtan to get started and it is recommended for all healthy adults.
We have designed this Mini-Abhyanga as a bridge to the full , proper Ayurvedic Abhyanga Snana. It will help new comers to get started and experience some of the important health benefits and motivate them to graduate to a full Abhyanga. For the regulars, it will help you to incorporate a mini-abhyanga when you have less time or when you are travelling.
The Mini-Abhyanga is not meant to replace the full Abhyanga. You can read about the full Abhyanga here .
In this guide we have given the instructions for both men & women and the different precautions to be taken.
Download the Krya Mini Abhyanga Guide & do use it realize the wonderful health benefits of this important Ayurvedic Dinacharya.