Ayurvedic oil Pulling
Maybe you’ve heard of oil pulling, but you’re not sure what it means or how it’s done. Here are the basics of this simple and ancient technique so you can decide if it’s for you.
The numerous benefits of oil pulling, extend beyond just the mouth:
- Healthy teeth and gums
- Healthy sinuses
- Improved respiratory health, especially for those with a history of allergies and asthma
- Better joint health
- Relaxed neck and jaw muscles
- Support of the body’s natural mechanisms to remove toxins
- Healthy skin
- Natural energy and vigor
In the morning on an empty stomach, start by putting 1 tablespoon of oil in your mouth. Ayurveda traditionally recommends sesame oil to support healthy teeth and bones. Initially the oil may not have a pleasant taste, but you will get used to this. Swish the oil in the mouth, moving it around both sides; also move the oil in front of, behind, and through the teeth. Continue the process for 15-20 minutes, until the oil has become thin and whitish in color. Then spit it out, and rinse the mouth with warm water, brushing if desired. Do not swallow the oil.
If these benefits sound like they are for you, give oil pulling a try!
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