The nose is considered the direct route to the brain and also the doorway to consciousness. It is the entrance for prana, the life force, which is carried into the body through the breath. Healthy uncongested breathing is important to ensure proper flow of prana throughout the head and body, which has a reverberating effect on the health of the entire body-mind.
How to Do Oil Pulling in 4 Simple Steps
Oil pulling is easy to do and involves just a few simple steps.
Here are the 4 simple steps to do oil pulling:
Measure one tablespoon of oil, such as coconut, sesame or olive oil.
Swish it around in your mouth for 15–20 minutes, being careful not to swallow any.
Spit the oil into a trash can once you’re done. Avoid spitting it into the sink or toilet, as this can cause a buildup of oil, which may lead to clogging.
Rinse your mouth well using water before eating or drinking anything.
Repeat these steps a few times per week or up to three times daily. You may also want to work your way up, starting with swishing for just 5 minutes and increasing the duration until you’re able to do it for a full 15–20 minutes.
For best results, most recommend doing this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, although you can adapt based on your personal preferences (2Trusted Source).
Abhyanga Routine and Oils
Massage your body with love and patience for 15-20 minutes. Here are the recommendations for frequency and oil type, based on the doshas:
Vata Dosha: 4-5 times a week using sesame, almond, or a Vata-balancing oil, such as the relaxing Abhy Oil.
Pitta Dosha: 3-4 times a week using a coconut, sunflower, or a Pitta-balancing oil, such as the soothing Abhy Oil.
Kapha Dosha: 1-2 times a week using safflower or a Kapha-balancing oil, such as the invigorating Abhy Oil.
Good for all Three Doshas: Jojoba oil