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.

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Marmas are also referred to as minor chakras. As the practice of the Yogi gradually progresses closer to meditation, the Marmas all over the body are brought under voluntary control. 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. Marm eight Nadis are: To evoke more mindful ways of living, thinking, and feeling.

This article presents compiled and generic material: It is the highest stage of training within Kalarippayat, the indigenous martial art system of southern India, and almost extinct mzrma a practice.

To remember to jump in bodies of water as often as possible. Over the years, doshic imbalances begin to block the movement of free-flowing energy in the body. They are the points of light. This energy then feeds back into the central channels.

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.

They range in size from one to six inches in diameter. The 18 Marmasthani Meditation will be both guided and instructed as a personal practice to activate the poitns marma regions of the body.

The ninety-six peripheral centers are linked to the eight Nadis channels which move the Prana life force through the peripheral areas before feeding back into the central channel.


Each Marma relates to a specific Vayu or wind, Dosha or constitutional type, Dhatus nature of the tissue involved and Shrotas vehiculing channel. Students will find marmas on their own body as well as massage marmas on partners.


The mind is considered the th marma. 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.

Yet marma points are much more than a casual connection of tissue and fluids; they are intersections of the vital life narma and prana, or breath. We find vital junctions over the surface of the body. The marma points are where consciousness meets matter; where deep silence resides in the body. To lead individuals to sacred places within themselves and on the planet. The eight Nadis are:.

The trinity includes vata airpitta fire and kapha earth. Traditionally marma points are grouped into 3 categories. The word Marma is derived from the root mrt, which means death. The Marmas pounts to different patterns of muscular use, movement and breathing. In all, marma points cover the human body.

This program satisfies Yoga Alliance requirements for anatomy and physiology, philosophy, lifestyle and ethics, and elective hours. Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning hiddenor secret.

During the aging process, factors such as anxiety, lackluster diet, or poor sleep habits cause disharmony among the doshas. 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. This and the following charts picture the location of the Marmas as devised and developed by the great South Indian sage Agastya and highly recommended by two ancient texts: By definition, a marma point is a juncture on the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints.

Knowledge of the human body and its vital regions was an important aspect of military science in ancient Vedic times.

Eventually, the stagnation opens the door to physical and mental discomfort and disease. Once 18 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. The knowledge was applied simultaneously on the battlefield, as well as in medicine and surgery.


Marmas are similar pkints the acupuncture points of Chinese medicine, but have a rich tradition of use in yoga and the marma therapy systems of ayurveda and Kalarippayatu.

Posted by Indrani Roy at 6: Major marma points correspond to the seven chakras, or energy centers of the body, while minor points radiate out along the torso marmz limbs. The Marmas of the Indian system should not be confused with Chinese acupuncture points. To provide tools for self knowledge. Rita Chaliha September 23, at When good peripheral activity is achieved, the 8 channels are clear and unobstructed and the energy flows through them unhinged.

As an example, the Marmas in the wrists, ankles, and neck govern the tendons and connective tissue throughout the whole body, and are therefore responsible for overall flexibility.


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. 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 A failure to correctly activate these Marmas can easily result in injuries in other joints and tissues.

A correct activation of madma Marmas will enhance all the functions performed by mamra Nadis above, while an incorrect activation may harm them. Thursday, September 22, marma points cover the human body. There are four basic purposes of Marma: