Marma Points-Where consciousness meets matter .
The guiding principal of Ayurveda is disease prevention by harmonizing the body's rhythm with nature. One way to create this balance and align the body's healing energies is through marma-point massage or meditation.
Marma-point therapy is a mind/body/spirit massage or meditation.
It goes way beyond the physical to penetrate the body on a deeper level. It's on that level that true healing takes place.
Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning hidden , or secret. 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. 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.
"The marma points are where consciousness meets matter; where deep silence resides in the body."
In Ayurveda, marma points are thought to house the three pillars of life, otherwise known as the doshas.
According to Ayurvedic philosphy, doshas make up a person's constitution. The trinity includes vata (air), pitta (fire) and kapha (earth).
Everone is born in a state of balance, or prakriti. During the aging process, factors such as anxiety, lackluster diet, or poor sleep habits cause disharmony among the doshas. Over the years, doshic imbalances begin to block the movement of free-flowing energy in the body. Eventually, the stagnation opens the door to physical and mental discomfort and disease.
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