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What is Hrid Basti?

Hrid Basti in Sanskrit refers to Hridaya, the heart and Basti, the container or retainer. This is also called as Urobasti (Uro=chest and basti=retaining something inside). So Hrid Basti is an oil bath on the heart. This suggests an Ayurvedic hot oil treatment where the medicated hot oil preparation or freshly prepared herbal decoction is poured over the heart region. Hridaya, the heart is considered as one among the trimarma (three vital areas) measuring about four fingers (four anguli pramana), covering heart, middle of sternum.

This procedure is bathing the heart region using warm medicated oils or herbal decoctions or medicated ghee depending on the condition.

 

What are the benefits of Hrid Basti?

  • Pacifies aggravated Vata dosha in the chest region
  • Nourishes and Strengthens the cardiac muscles; thus rejuvenate  the heart
  • Regulates cardiac functions
  • Relieves deep seated repressed  stress, anger and grief
  • Improves  blood circulation and breathing
  • Gives a sense of peace and happiness

 

What is Hrid Basti used to treat? 

  • Ischemic Heart Diseases
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Valvular disease

 

 

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