"Shirodhara is the process in which medicated oil, milk, butter milk or Kwatha is poured in a continuous stream of drip on the head, especially on the forehead. Depending on the drug components, Dhara is known by different names like Takradhara, Kshira Dhara, Taila dhara, Kwatha Dhara, Jala Dhara."
Now you might ask why one might want this done. I shall tell you. There are claims that our third eye gets calcified. We lose vision and insight. This practice is a process that will help remove barriers and blocks from the third eye. A practice that originated in India, and is reportedly one of the most peaceful, relaxing and mind opening experiences.
Did I try it. HECK YEAH!!! Me being me, and you being you... we have interest diving head long into life.... or we are just weird... anyways..
Of course when I was in Sedona I arranged to have this done. I went to a very prominent Ayurvedic center, and paid around 250.00 dollars for this. I mean honestly, since it is suppose to clear my mind, and give my third eye better insight, I think it is well worth it.
I get in, and it is standard to soak your feet, and then receive a light massage. Both go as expected and the woman was very friendly. I never had my feet soaked in milk, oil and things that smelled like I imagine temples in India might smell, until now. It was nice, and I think taking this time not only relaxed me, it got the therapist in the right mind set. The massage was brief and used more to "open blocked energy channels".
Finally came the Shirodhara. I simply closed my eyes, lay back and the exotic mixture of oils pour onto my forehead. It was warm and relaxing, and my hair of course got coated in oil. I felt very tired and almost fell asleep as the oil is a steady stream, and there is lots of it for sure. When it was down I toweled as much oil out of my hair as I could, and left.
For the next few days my aches and pains seemed almost like a memory. I almost felt a glow as I went on my way exploring Sedona. My dreams have become very vivid and insightful. They often tell me of how I am really feeling, or which ideas I struggle with. To this day I still sometimes feel like there is something on my forehead. Not sure if all these changes are connected, but I do feel it was a great experience, and one not many have. I think each experience I have opens me to a new level of understanding. Often times, when I hear about a practice like this, it is almost set in my path, and I must do it. All in all it was a pretty restful experience, and say if you are drawn to this, then it is something you need to do.