Marma Vidya: Points of Light. Format: YTT Short Course; Chose four Short Courses to create an Eclectic Weekend Module; Also part of “The Subtle Anatomy. The guiding principle of Ayurveda is disease prevention by harmonizing the body’s rhythm with nature. Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning. Marma Points | Self Massage Marma Points. Essential Oils For Marma Chikitsa (Marma Point Massage) + Infographics – The Ayurveda Experience.

Author: Arashitaur Zulkizilkree
Country: Timor Leste
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 7 May 2005
Pages: 212
PDF File Size: 20.18 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.77 Mb
ISBN: 325-3-26362-836-5
Downloads: 83380
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dajind

A correct activation of the Marmas will enhance all the functions performed by the Nadis above, while an incorrect activation may harm them.

They range in size from one to six inches in diameter. It involves manipulating the flow of prana in the body via yoga asana and or pressure on marma points similar to acupressure. They are vulnerable areas as well as key points to different energetic centers of maram activity.


Marmas are similar to the acupuncture points of Chinese medicine, but have a rich tradition of use in yoga and the marma therapy systems of ayurveda and Kalarippayatu. The ninety-six peripheral centers are linked to the poinfs Nadis channels which move the Prana life force through the peripheral areas before feeding back into the central channel.

Once the Chakras are made passive, the prana is no longer dissipated and the change in regime of the Pranic energy that ensues is termed the Shakti. Rita Chaliha September 23, at To evoke more mindful ways of living, thinking, and feeling. The piints includes vata airpitta fire and kapha earth.

When this level of control is reached, the Marmas can be closed at will, turning the whole surface of the body into a protective armor. We suggested that the marmma medial life centers are peripheral to the core. The ppints points are where consciousness meets matter; where deep silence resides in the body. The points cover both the front and back body, including 22 on the lower extremities, 22 on the arms, 12 on the chest and stomach, 14 on the back, and 37 on the head and neck.


The Marmas respond to different patterns of muscular use, movement and breathing. The points were mapped out in detail centuries ago in the Sushruta Samhita, a classic Ayurvedic text.

Though they are identicle in structure to the seven great chakras, they are found throughout the body rather than on the sushumna nadi psychic channel of the spine. The Marmas of poinst Indian system should not be confused with Chinese acupuncture points.


There are four basic purposes of Marma: When the map of the Marmas is memorized and put to work in the practice of asanasthe practitioner will derive direct benefits to the execution of kriyasbandhaspranayamas and mudras. In return, the pranic force eventually pierces through the 7 chakras subtle inner energy centersneutralizing their active vortexes.

This program satisfies Yoga Alliance requirements for anatomy and physiology, philosophy, lifestyle and ethics, and elective hours. The information in the Marmasthana suggests that the appropriate use of the arms and the legs increase the circulation, space and support for the joints. The twelve vital centers are situated between the center of the perineal floor Yonisthana and the crown of the head Adhipatiand they include the seven Chakras. Thursday, September 22, marma points cover the human body.

The marmas are also referred to as the precipitating drops of nectar, or points of prana, found within the subtle, or pranic body. Marma Vidya is the science of awakenng the marmas for yoga and healing. The vulnerability linked to the Marmas has been utilized in Kalaripayyatthe Indian martial art dealing with the science of striking and reviving, and in Ayurvedic massage.


The 18 Marmasthani Meditation will be both guided and instructed as a personal practice to activate the 18 marma regions of the body.

In a similar vein to the Nadisthe subtle energy channels to be found within the body, of the marmas, 12 are said to be of vital importance, while the remaining 96 have a supporting function in relation to the Yet marma points are much more than a casual connection of tissue and fluids; they are intersections of the vital life force and prana, or breath. Students will find marmas on their own body as well as massage marmas on partners.

Posted by Indrani Roy at 6: It is the highest stage of training within Kalarippayat, the indigenous martial art system of southern India, and almost extinct as a practice.

Over the years, doshic imbalances begin to block the movement of free-flowing energy in the body. In Ayurveda, marma points are thought to house the three pillars of life, otherwise known as the doshas. When we start reading the natural patterns of bodily activity through the lens of the system of the Marmasthe energy pathways are easily rediscovered and the energy flow mastered without injury.

By definition, a marma point is a juncture on the body where mqrma or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. The course will explore the marmas both in theory, as well as in practice. When good peripheral activity is achieved, the 8 channels are clear and unobstructed and the energy flows through them unhinged.