How does putting oil in the navel help?

In Ayurvedic tradition, the navel represents the origin of life, linking mother and child

d before birth and providing a hub for nutrients to flow between their bodies,” Shrankhla Holecek, an Ayurvedic expert and the founder of UMA Oils, tells BAZAAR.com. “The philosophy of Nabhi Chikitsa tells us that the body’s center continues to serve as a foundation for balance in adulthood, because of its richness in blood vessels and pathways to the body’s extremities.” The idea is that once inserted into the navel, oil is easily absorbed and effortlessly distributed throughout the body, thanks to through lines formed in its umbilical cord heyday.