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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Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning hiddenor secret. 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.

Newer Post Older Post Home. The Marmas respond to different patterns of muscular use, movement and breathing. 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. The Marmas of the Indian system ;oints not be confused with Chinese acupuncture points. The word Marma is derived from the root mrt, which means death.

When good peripheral activity is achieved, the 8 channels are clear and unobstructed and the energy flows through them unhinged. Once the Chakras are maarma passive, the prana is no longer dissipated and the change in regime of the Pranic energy that ensues is termed the Shakti.

They appear at the intersections of different muscular patterns, joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, arteries, veins, nerves and subtle energy currents. The knowledge was applied simultaneously on the battlefield, as well as in medicine and surgery.


The trinity includes vata airpitta fire and kapha earth. To evoke more mindful ways of living, thinking, and feeling. The points cover both the front and back body, including 22 on the lower extremities, 22 ooints the arms, 12 on the chest and stomach, 14 on the back, and 37 on the head and neck.

YTT Short Course | Marma Vidya: Points of Light – Sevanti

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

The points were mapped out in detail centuries ago in the Sushruta Samhita, a classic Ayurvedic text.

Traditionally marma points are grouped into 3 categories. The eight Nadis are:. In return, the pranic force eventually pierces through the 7 chakras subtle inner energy centersneutralizing their active vortexes.

To lead individuals to sacred places within themselves and on the planet. 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. Students will find marmas on their own body as well as massage marmas on partners. A failure to correctly activate these Marmas can easily result in injuries in other joints and tissues.


Rita Chaliha September 23, at They are vulnerable areas as well as key points to different energetic centers of organic activity. As the practice of the Yogi gradually progresses closer to meditation, the Marmas all over the body are brought under voluntary control.

A correct activation of the Marmas will enhance all the functions performed by the Nadis above, while an incorrect activation may harm them. The course will explore the pointz both in theory, as well as in practice. It involves manipulating the flow of prana in the body via yoga asana and or pressure on marma points similar to acupressure.

In Ayurveda, marma points are thought to house the three pillars of life, otherwise known as the doshas. 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 18 Marmasthani Meditation will be both guided and instructed as a personal practice to activate the 18 marma regions of the body.

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In all, 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 poimts.

They are the points of light. Eventually, the stagnation opens the door to physical and mental discomfort and disease.