Netra Dhara is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves a continuous and gentle stream of medicated liquids over the eyes. “Netra” means eyes, and “Dhara” refers to the continuous pouring of a liquid. This therapy is designed to nourish and rejuvenate the eyes, promoting eye health and relieving various eye-related issues.
- Preparation of Medicated Liquid: A special medicated liquid is prepared using herbs and other ingredients known for their beneficial effects on eye health. The composition may vary based on the individual’s eye condition and the practitioner’s recommendations.
- Positioning: The person undergoing Netra Dhara is typically made to lie down comfortably on a special table. The eyes are kept open throughout the procedure.
- Dhara: The medicated liquid is poured in a continuous and rhythmic stream over the eyes from a specific height and angle. The liquid flows gently over the closed eyelids and the surrounding area.
- Duration: The duration of Netra Dhara varies, but it is generally performed for a specific period, allowing the eyes to absorb the medicinal properties of the liquid.
- Post-Dhara Care: After the therapy, the eyes may be covered with a clean cloth, and it is advisable to rest for a short period.
Why Eye Care is Important?
The universe is viewed through the eyes. Eye protection is crucial. It is not sufficient to simply purchase a set of corrective lenses. Beyond this is eye maintenance! The importance of maintaining, preventing, and improving vision has been recommended by Ayurveda. And it is accomplished by the following procedure, in which we hydrate the eyes with Ayurvedic Ghrita.