Garbhkranti Abyangam for healthy pregnancy :
- A pregnant woman is like a vessel of oil full to the brim.
- Just as a vessel needs to be taken with absolute care with careful handling ; similarly I should carry myself from one place to another with utmost care.
Abhyangam : gradual medicated oil application to the whole body .
- Abhyangam means Aaushadh Sanskarit Sneh [ medicated oil ] application to the whole body .
- During pregnancy, application of medicated oil to the whole body should be done with extreme care and without pressure.
- My husband will help me in doing this.
- Application of medicated oil to certain areas of body is advocated as follows,
- Shirobhyanga – [application of medicated oil to head]
- Karnabhyanga – [application of medicated oil to ear]
- Padabhyanga – [application of medicated oil to foot]
- By application of medicated oil , the respective area becomes firm, smooth skinned, free from disturbances of Vata & tolerant of exertion & exercise.
- Application of medicated oil increases blood supply to that area.
Shirobhyanga – [application of medicated oil to head] :
- As per Ayurveda, Shirobhyanga , moistening of head with medicated oil daily, leads to relaxation of mind.
- It gives strength to my scalp.
- This makes my hair firm rooted , long and black.
- Shirobhyanga makes my sense organs cheerful.
- It gives a pleasant glow to my face.
- Shirobhyanga gives me sound sleep and happiness.
- Every evening I will do application of medicated oil to my head.
- It gives relaxation to mind & good quality of sleep.
- Shirobhyanga helps me cope up with challenges I am facing due to hormonal & physical changes during pregnancy.
- Shirobhyanga will help to minimize post pregnancy hair loss which is very common.
Karnabhyanga – [application of medicated oil to ear] :
- Karnabhyanga [application of medicated oil in ears every day ] helps me reduce…….
- Ear problems due to Vata
- Stiffness of back
- Stiffness of neck and jaws
- I will not do Karnabhyanga if I have any ear disease.
Padabhyanga – [application of medicated oil to foot] :
- With Padabhyanga every day ; coarseness, stiffness, roughness, fatigue, numbness of feet are reduced in no time.
- Further Padabhyanga leads to delicacy, strength, firmness in feet , clarity of vision is attained & Vata is pacified.
- Every night before going to bed , Padabhyanga is important.
- It gives relaxation to mind & good quality of sleep .
- Padabhyanga helps to cope up with challenges I am facing due to hormonal & physical changes during pregnancy.
Prayer to Almighty before going to bed :
- I should pray to almighty before going to bed every day and thank Almighty for the wonderful day in my life.
- I should empty my mind of all the negative experiences and feelings that I faced during the day so that they do not linger in my mind.