Sure, taking a bath is a nice way to get cleaned up. But in Ayurveda a bath is so much more than that. A bath can actually be therapy! It relaxes the muscles, opens up the pores, and restores moisture to the body tissues. A bath can also clear the mind and balance emotions. Sounds wonderful, doesn't it? It's easy to prepare a healing bath, and here are a few guidelines:
-Use cleansers that are moisturizing. The idea is to help the skin absorb the water and rehydrate. The skin's moisture balance is essential for the overall health of the skin.
-Make sure the bath water is pure. Use a water filter if necessary. The water should be comfortably warm, not too hot or too cold.
-Take your time in the bath, relax and breathe deeply.
-Set the mood in the room with natural aromatherapy and soft lighting.
-Moisturize your skin after the bath.