Mudras : health at your fingertips !

Mudras are hands gestures whose origin goes back to ancient India, several millennia ago.

According to the ancient tradition, our five fingers represent the five building blocks, or the five main elements of the universe (called Panchamahabhootas ).

The thumb is connected to the Fire (Agni)

The forefinger is linked to the Air (Vayu)

The middle finger is connected to the Ether, the Sky (Akasha)

The ring finger is connected to the Earth (Prithvi)

The little finger is connected to the Water (Jala)

It is worth mentioning that the 5 elements do not refers to the same concepts in the Indian and Chinese culture, the correspondences also change (learn more about the 5 Chinese elements here).

Murdas is practiced by creating, with one’s fingers, particular forms that generate energy and subtle vibrations that care for the body and the mind.

It also includes the principle of Asanas (postures of yoga). Moreover, mudras are often referred to as ” finger yoga”.

Practiced regularly, the mudras improve our general health, and harmony body-spirit-universe.

Mudras are omnipresent in Hindu dances, especially the dances that talk about the story of the manifestation of God in the universe.

Each mudra has a deep meaning and has a share of the magic of Life.

The Sanskrit word ‘mudra’ means ‘sign’ or ‘seal’. It comes from the terms: ‘mud’ which means ‘bliss’, happiness and ‘dhra’ which means ‘dissolution’.

Each finger has its own function and power in the body. Used properly it can help maintain your physical, mental and spiritual health.

When the fingers touch, the ‘nadis’ (energy channels) are connected and some energies are activated. The different elements that make up our body and the whole universe can associate and cooperate.

Our hands can replace our eyes in the dark, they can also be used to communicate with our fellow humans and with the rest of the universe. Our hands are the first means of expression before one learn how to speak!

Our destiny rests in our hands, and this expression is to be taken literally and figuratively.

With Hakini Mudra, the five energetic channels are equally activated.

Dharmachakra mudra is the gesture of the turning wheel of life.

Padma mudra or lotus seal is excellent to open oneself to universal love.

Arasia: practice meditation

Arasia: practice meditation

Meditation: between tradition and renewal …

Long regarded as the preserve of the wise meditation is associated with the image of the great spiritual masters, be they religious or philosophers.
Yet today, meditation is becoming more democratic: all time widespread in the East, the schools of meditation also flourish in the West and its benefits for the physical, moral and mental health are increasingly well known and recognized.

To each his own experience!

Sometimes witty, sometimes secular, the practice of meditation is always based on a technique: it is possible to meditate on an object, a thought, an action, on breathing, on his feelings or just on yourself … To each to his own experience and find out what works best for them: most of achieving focus its attention in order to appease them, to develop a better sense of yourself … and the universe!

A time out of time, a time to live better.

Practicing meditation is to give yourself valuable time: a time out of time to connect to its own power source.
If you practice meditation regularly, it will be easier every day to connect to this inexhaustible source in order to draw the life force needed to act and exist in the world.

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The benefits of self massage

Pain, stress, sleepless nights … And what if you could help reduce your stress in just minutes through self massage ?

There is no side effects and it can be practiced by everyone. The automassage also allows a reconnection to his body. And we can control the pressures as desired .

It is also excellent to relax and unwind.

Regular practice and in the long term , may help to solve small malfunctions of the body related to poor circulation of energy .

Arasia -Shop offers a range of self-massage accessories, discover all the benefits they can bring you daily :

Relax ones back?

Evacuate the stress and / or headache ?

Relax tired fingers?

Relax ones hands?

Relax ones feet?

How to use Essential Oils

1/ How to use essential oils in the bath :

After a long day at work , give yourself a moment of relaxation in your bath delicately scented with essential oils !

Doil the water to 37 degrees , and dilute 10-20 drops of essential oil in a dispersant mixture before adding it to the bath .
The dispersant is required because the essential oils are not soluble in water. You can use eg baking soda , liquid soap , shampoo, milk powder , clay , etc. …

Here are our essential oils that you can use for a bath :
Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Peppermint, Ylang- Ylang, Lavender, Jasmin

2/Utilisation essential oils in massage

Prepare a massage oil with a few drops of essential oils mixed with a vegetable oil ( preferably organic ), for example almond oil , avocado oil , olive oil , coconut oil …

To take full advantage of this time to relax , do not forget to light a few candles and turn off the phone!

For a sensual massage, use essential ylang ylang, jasmin, rose or patchouli oil.
For slimming massage use essential oil of orange (warning it is photosensitizing and some people may be allergic , do a test patch first) or cedar.
For a tonic massage, essential oil of basil (very diluted , use sparingly ) or oliban.
For a respiratory decongestant massage , essential eucalyptus oil.
For a relaxing massage , essential oils of lavender or ylang -ylang.

3/ How to diffuse essential oils

Little economic trick to diffuse essential oil : you can put a drop or two on a small pebble beside you on your desk. You can also put the pebble on a radiator, or put a few drops in a cup with water and place it on a radiator.

4/How to use essential oils in cooking

Our essential oils that you can use in the kitchen are: basil , lemon , orange , lavender , peppermint (do to exceed 1 drop) , ylang ylang and lemon. Pay attention to the dosage : 1-3 drops is more than sufficient to flavor a dish! Always dilute essential oils with a fat or sweet body ( honey, syrup, oil , egg yolk , cream or alcohol ) before adding to the dish at the end of cooking so as not to alter it proprieties. You can flavor your sauces , marinades, meat, fish, taboulets , rice salads , jams , cocktails, sorbets , fruit salads, etc. to give them a touch of gourmet and unique flavor. You will find many recipes on the internet to get started in this tasty and full kitchen benefits 🙂

 

PRECAUTIONS FOR USE ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils are concentrated properties of a plant, they are very powerful and their use is subject to some rules of caution:

– Never apply essential oil on the eyes or on mucous membranes, in case of accidental contact , rinse abundantly with vegetable oil .

– Photosensitizing essential oils ( orange, bergamot, lemon … ) Avoid the sun for several hours after applying these oils on the skin to avoid any risk of skin reaction.

– Be extra carefull if you have allergies and/or a sensitive skin ! Dilute essential oils with vegetable oil (olive, sweet almond , avocado … etc) before application on the skin. We also recommend to perform a test on a small area of skin to check for any allergy before using essential oil for the first time.

– The use of essential oils by pregnant or breast-feeding women, people with epilepsy, infants and children under 7 years is not recommended unless medical advice.

– Always Keep out of reach of children.

– Ask advice form your doctor, aromatherapist or pharmacist.

– Keep in mind that excessive use can be harmful.

NB : Properties and tips for using our essential oils are derived from reference aromatherapy works and are given for information only. In no event shall our liability would be incurred . In case of health problems consult a competent therapist.

 

Our essential oils are natural and ethical .

The company Auroshikha , manufactures natural products of high quality . Is committed to an ethical approach , in accordance with the principles of Auroville, and offers very good working conditions for the inhabitants of the surrounding villages. Immerse yourself in the ancient Indian traditions and use the properties of medicinal plants for your relaxation and well-being.

Take a look at our massage accessories for massaging others  or yourself with ease !

To quickly perfume a room , choose from 35 scents of our 100% natural Auroshikha  incense !

Other Uses of Soap Nuts

Concoction of soap nuts:

Boil 1 liter of water with 10 or 20 soap nuts for 5 to 10 minutes, let cool for a few hours, and filter. Keep it in a cool ambiance for several days.
It is optional to add a preservative (lemon, tea tree essential oil or grapefruit seed extract)

You can use this concoction as a no foam shampoo : your hair will be shiny and easier to style!

You can use this concoction as a natural mild soap to wash your animals (dog, horse).

A highly concentrated concoction will give you a natural form of soap which is regenerating and non-aggressive, and that you can use to hand wash your clothes or your body.

You can use it as a universal cleaner due to its purifying and disinfecting properties.

You can use also use it to protect your plants, to moisten and water your plants. Your garden will thank you!

The fruit core is often used in the manufacture of handcrafted jewelry.

The Sapindus mukorossi is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to cure skin diseases.

You can find more information and buy soap nuts on my online shop Arasia.

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