Location: crown of the head and the cerebral cortex
Endocrine gland: pituitary
Developmental stage: is throughout life
Crown Chakra Therapy: Shirodhara
One of ayurveda’s most divine bodywork treatments, shirodhara—the continuous flow of oil over the forehead. This technique stimulates both the pituitary gland and the third eye, calming the nervous system, releasing stress and negative emotions, improving sleep, and heightening spiritual awareness. After a scalp, face and shoulder massage, a continuous stream of herbal infused oil is poured over the forehead. This is a profoundly relaxing and calming treatment for the nervous system as it induces a state of deep meditative relaxation, and improves circulation in the brain benefiting the whole person mind, body and spirit.