Ayurveda accords bathing to therapeutic activity that is designed to restore the balance of mind, body and spirit. Considered to be healing, it enhances physical energy levels, improves mental clarity, removes environmental toxins from the skin and helps relax the mind and balance the emotions.
The morning bath is therefore an important part of the Ayurvedic routine. A leisurely bath relaxes tense muscles, opens clogged pores, restores moisture to the tissues and adds a healing dimension to your day.
Not just in India, but several other world cultures have treated bathing as a healing activity. In ancient Greece, water was regarded as a gift of health from the Gods themselves. In Rome, ruins of hot and cold baths can still be seen at Pompeii. Napoleon’s wife Josephine Bonaparte’s bathtub is said to retain its musk perfume, more than 150 years after it was built.