Netra Basti

They say eyes are the window to the soul

Hello Ayurverita family,

Hope everyone is taking the necessary relevant precautions in honor of Winter’s arrival. Personally, I’ve been drinking more tea and slowing down as much as possible. In fact, “The A Vibe” will be going into hibernation until the Queen of seasons, Spring aka Vasantha Kaalam. I hope you enjoy this article, perhaps even some older ones in the mean time!

Everyday, a majority of us are constantly looking at digital screens. Our eyes are straining in the process and so it’s important that we take care of them the best we can.

The Ayurvedic approach to this is called Netra Basti. Netra means vision and basti is to clean. It is a very nourishing and rejuvenating experience!

Done by an licensed practitioner, Netra Basti first involves placing rings of dough around each eye. Then, warm medicated ghee is poured in and the eyes submerge for optimal hydration. After the ghee is removed, the marma or rather mini chakra points around the area are massaged. This is different from the meridian points mentioned in traditional Korean medicine.

The Netra Basti process takes a set amount of time and multiple sessions are administered.

If you are interested in learning more about this mode of therapy, please send us an email! Thanks again for tuning in :)

Citation: Sah MP, Parajuli S, Acharya S, et al. A Review on Netra Tarpana - An Ayurveda Method of Eye Care. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research WJPR. 2020; 10(1).