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Practice of Face Massage: Mukha Abhyanga

Practice of Face Massage: Mukha Abhyanga

In the realm of Ayurveda, the face holds profound significance, symbolizing one's inner health and vitality. Mukha Abhyanga (Face Massage or Face Yoga), a traditional Ayurvedic practice, beautifully encapsulates this belief by offering a holistic approach to skincare, nurturing not only the skin but also the mind and spirit.

What is Mukha Abhyanga?

Mukha Abhyanga, also known as Ayurvedic facial massage, is a centuries-old ritual deeply rooted in Indian tradition. It involves the gentle yet firm massage of the face using herbal oils or serums, aimed at cleansing, nourishing, and rejuvenating the skin. This practice goes beyond mere skincare, it can be performed both by oneself or by a trained personnel;

- It promotes balance within the body's doshas (energies)

- Enhances circulation

- Relieves tension

- Induces a profound sense of relaxation

How Does it Help?

By stimulating Marma points (vital energy points) on the face, this practice promotes the flow of Prana (life force energy), resulting in a revitalized complexion and a radiant glow. Regular practice of Mukha Abhyanga can help in:

- Nourishing the Skin: The herbal oils or serums used in Mukha Abhyanga penetrate deep into the skin, providing intense hydration and replenishing essential nutrients.

- Improving Circulation: Gentle massage strokes stimulate blood flow, promoting cell regeneration and enhancing the skin's natural healing process.

- Reducing Stress: The rhythmic movements of Mukha Abhyanga calm the mind, soothe the nervous system, and alleviate stress, leaving you feeling rejuvenated from within.

Some tips to follow while massaging the skin

It is essential to understand the

- Remember to prep your skin:

Make sure to clease your face and hands before starting mukha abhyanga (face massage).

- Use the right products: When performing Mukha Abhyanga, it's essential to use high-quality oils or serums that complement the healing properties of Ayurveda. FloraSoul's Hydrating Face Serum & Radiant Age Defying Serum formulated with potent natural ingredients are perfectly suited for this practice.

- Massage in correct steps: Follow an instructor or read of credible sources that show step by step massages or exercises for the face.

- Be gentle to your skin: If your skin is sensitive, acne-prone, very dry, you should avoid quick movements and be gentle on the face with light movements of the hand.

As you embark on your journey of Mukha Abhyanga, let the essence of FloraSoul guide you towards radiant, glowing skin. Visit us on @florasoulindia on Instagram for 4 quick ways to incorporate Mukha Abhyanga (Face Massage) in your daily routine on 5th June, 12th June, 16th & 21st June with Carolyn Theresa Simon @yogacaro.

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