5 reasons Holi is rejuvenating for your body
Holi is associated with the colour white, which symbolises the end of one phase and the beginning of a rosy tomorrow. With its arrival, we celebrate the return of colours on the trees, in the sunsets and even our wardrobes. Holi stresses the need to do away with impassive winters, prolonged nights and lacklustre skin & hair. We need to awaken our senses and gear up for the scorching sun and its good and bad effects on our being. And interestingly, all traditional Holi customs make for a perfect body-rejuvenation therapy. Colours revive and heal our body: In mythology there is a story about an innocent Bal Krishna complaining to mother Yashodha about Radha being fairer as compared to him. Mother Yashodha appeases him by suggesting, that Krishna should colour Radha, in a colour of his choice. The naughty Krishna is said to have coloured his beloved in a hue of colours thereafter. A tradition we seem to follow. While mythology can make for such interesting reads, the fact remains that colours are vital for a healthy body. When we soak in the vibrant colours of Holi, our mind and body experience myriads of benefits. Playing with colour red can stimulate your heart beat & breathing and invoke love. It is normal to feel happy when surrounded with yellow colour and blue will always cast a calming effect on your senses. So indulge yourself with colours this Holi for a healthier you. Organic colours are as rich as ubtans: Traditionally the Holi colours are made with naturally beneficial ingredients like hibiscus flowers, henna leaves, kesar, sandalwood and more. These are not just gentle on your skin, hair and eyes but even cleanse and clear the dead skin. Most of these ingredients are used in Ayurveda for invigorating our body and giving it a healthy glow. So go organic this holi, and scrub your skin to a sunshine glow. Holika dahan purifies our space: Holi, like many other festivals, falls in the cusp of winters and spring. This season also exposes us to a number of impurities in the air around us. Hence, the burning of Holika (A day before Holi, many light a bonfire that symbolises the burning of evil), and the tradition of walking around the fire deodorise our environment and purify us from within. Traditional Holi drinks are great energisers: As we wake up from our great winter slumber, our body needs more than just a cold shower. Holi drinks like Thandai and Kaanji act as great coolants and are a great source of anti-oxidants. Thandai, with its milk flavour has the goodness of almonds, watermelon seeds, fennel seeds and even rose petals. And Kaanji, a traditional Punjabi fermented drink is packed with rich nutrients and fibre. So raise that glass and celebrate Holi on a new high. Kama Ayurveda’s Pre-Holi and Post-holi regimen enhances your Holi experience: We at Kama Ayurveda admire, your love & care for your body. And this festive season, we present a Pre-Holi and Post-Holi regime to keep your mane shining and your skin smiling. Pre-Holi Regime: We want you to enjoy every burst of colour-bomb around you, without having to worry about its effect. Holi colours are known to irritate sensitive skin and leave your scalp dry & hair lifeless. But Kama Ayurveda has the perfect combination of hair treatment and skin-care to make Holi body-friendly for you. 1. Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment: Massage this traditional Ayurvedic oil on your scalp to prevent any scalp infections. The gooseberry and sesame oil in it, act as natural conditioners. This oil acts as a physical barrier against absorption of wet and dry colours. It is known to protect hair from staining, breakage and any roughness. 2. Organic Coconut Oil / Almond Oil: Choose from our 100% pure and organic Coconut and Almond Oil. These are non-sticky and easily absorbed oils, that protect the skin from any irritants. The rich nutrients in these oils soften the skin and prevent skin-dehydration, especially due to harsh colours. Just apply these liberally before you step out to brave the colours. Post-Holi Regime: The protective and effective Pre-Holi regime is completely supported by our After-Holi cleanse and repair therapy. Cleanse & Clear 1. Sanobar /Lavender Patchouli Shampoo: Rich in anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, both these shampoos provide you a great hair-cleansing option. These shampoos clarify and tone oily scalp without dehydrating it. The natural ingredients in them like hibiscus, neem or patchouli remove the impurities & colour and restore a healthy shine in your mane. 2. Mridul Soap Free Face Cleanser: This scrub cleanser with clarifying green gram, neem, sandalwood and fennel is soft on the skin. Use this cleanser to exfoliate your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. It can help remove colour and its side-effects and is soothing for sensitive skin too. 3. Ubtan Soap Free Body Cleanser: Traditionally used after Ayurvedic treatments to clean skin, it makes for a great alternative to soap. A combination of finely powdered herbs, cereals and nuts like oatmeal, turmeric, neem etc help cleanse colours effectively. Repair & Rejuvenate 1. Sanobar / Lavender Patchouli Conditioner: Pamper your hair with our Sanobar or Lavender Patchouli conditioners. These rich, milky and deep moisturising conditioners leave your hair silky, detangled and scented with woody and citrus notes. These are richly infused with ingredients like almonds oils, gooseberry and soy extracts that nourish and hydrate the hair. 2. Jwalini Retexturising Skin Treatment Oil: This miracle oil contains costus and cardamom, which are known for their ‘Varneekarana’ properties - the ability to soothe and treat irritation. Prescribed in Ayurveda as a treatment for baby-soft and healthy skin, this oil nourishes and rehydrates skin with love. Now all you need is a crisp white attire and some organic colours. And if you are looking around for a great Holi Gift, check out our Kama Ayurveda Holi Box (Link to the box). After all Holi Hai!