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How to Give an Abdominal Massage with Ayurvedic Body Massage

Learn how to give an abdominal massage using Ayurvedic body massage techniques from massage therapist Lara Narayani Golland in this Howcast video.

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So for Ayurvedic abdominal massage, there's many ways that you can do it, the most important thing is that you do it, because in Ayurvedic massage we're using lots of oil, and the oil is going into the body, and what's it doing is to help toxins come out of the body through the digestive system.

So I had an Ayurvedic doctor say to me once, “If you don't do abdominal massage, what is the point of massage?” And I'll always remember that, it's very important. In this presentation, I have some Picture essential oil blend from a jar in my hand, and I'm going to simply place it on four crucial points next to the belly button here, and I'm going to hold these points and invite him to take a few deep breaths.

And I'm going to pour this oil into the bellybutton, spiraling slightly around. And it's said that oil in the bellybutton is really good for if you have dry lips. Oil in the bellybutton, it's very healthy. And so I'm going to continue with clockwise circles, and then spread the oil, and do strokes up the chest.

This support the flow of corona in the body, and this is good for what we call uponavaiyu, the upper flowing, as well as aponovaiyu, and prana, and samana, and viana, so these strokes are actually really effective for all the pranic directions in the body. And that is how you do a basic Ayurvedic abdominal massage.

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