How to Perform Abhyanga (Self-Massage)

June 13, 2014    BY Hilary Garivaltis

Revitalize and detoxify with the ayurvedic practice of abhyanga, or self-massage. Hilary’s clear and helpful instructions—from how to warm the oil to the best way to massage your joints (circular motion stimulates the flow of prana)—will give you everything you need to know if you are a beginner, and may offer some new tips if you are already doing this nourishing practice. For more on the health benefits of abhyanga and the best oils to use, see Hilary’s video, Abhyanga: Self-Massage.

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Hilary Garivaltis
Hilary Garivaltis, former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, has more than 12 years of experience in teaching Ayurvedic daily living tools and Ayurvedic therapy techniques. She received her training at the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine with advanced training in India from the Rishikesh College of Ayurveda and the Jiva Institute. She continues to train with the world’s leading teachers in the United States and in India. www.hilarygarivaltis.com