With each breath, we exchange our personal energy with the energy of the universe, as we constantly absorb sensory input through our five sensory organs: the ear, eyes, nose, tongue, and skin. The senses are our inner pharmacy, and by using them consciously, we can have greater physical and emotional well-being and balance and heal ourselves.
Focusing on the senses of touch and taste can help to balance the body, while we primarily use the other senses – sight, hearing, and smell, to balance the mind.
In an age where everything moves at an infinite speed and is very ethereal and digital, balancing ourselves bodily so we are grounded is more important than ever. The feeling of touch is fundamental to our health and well-being, because, as mammals, we are born with a need to touch and be touched.
Our skin is our largest organ and the portal to so many of our experiences. When our skin is stimulated by loving touch or massage, it releases many healing chemicals that improve our immune function, circulation, promote restful sleep and many other healing benefits. In short, touch is one of the best ways to create balance in our body.
There are many forms of healing touch, including hugging, cuddling a beloved pet, and massage therapy. You can also enjoy the classic Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage with hot oils from a professional therapist, as well as give yourself the gift of a daily self-massage, which also bestows several healing benefits.
Abhyanga – either self or from a therapist – helps remove waste products from the tissues in your body, soothe your mind, and improve your immune system. It is a wonderful way to land in your body again, and experience sensual well-being.
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