Our human body needs to be serviced regularly. The pollution in the air and water, the pesticides and fertilisers in your food, the chemicals in our cosmetics, the preservatives in packaged foods – all of these are sources of ama (toxins) which gradually accumulate in your body and give root to various diseases.
Stress is unavoidable, in today’s times. Whether you stay in a city or in the rural areas, eventually the stress factors encroach upon your lifestyle. Unfortunately, those of us in big cities are more susceptible to get overwhelmed with life and work related stress.
While we all know what stress can lead to, we don’t have the time or the wherewithal to look for genuine solutions to eradicate the root cause with proven counterbalance measures.
Yoga and meditation are the first solutions that come to mind when you are looking for inner peace and rejuvenation. They can help you overcome stress by relaxing your body, flush out the toxins and calm your mind.
This process of rehabilitation helps us stay ahead of the times with our mental health and physical well-being in mint condition!
Ayurveda recommends that all of us – even healthy individuals – must detoxify and rejuvenate at least twice a year. Our Marma Therapy answers this in a comprehensive manner. Read on to know more about this wonderful treatment and the magic it can bestow on your overall health.
At Ayurcare, we have regular yoga and meditation sessions that are scheduled conveniently for you to enroll and derive the many goodness and benefits of yoga and meditation. Please visit any of our nearby centres to know more or you can call us too.
Regular practising of yoga asanas results in toxins being cleansed from the body channels and shows improved digestion to prevent the recurrence of their accumulation.
- Increased flexibility.
- Improved muscle strength and tone.
- Enhanced respiration, energy and vitality.
- Maintenance of a balanced metabolism.
- Effective in weight reduction, cardio and circulatory health.
- Improved athletic performance and protection from injury.
Meditation as we all know, is relaxation of the mind. It is not about concentration, it’s actually about de-concentration. It’s more about focussing one’s thoughts on one single thing.
- Lowers high BP and improves energy levels (prana).
- Lowers the levels of blood lactate and reduces anxiety.
- Decreases any tension-related pain, such as headaches, migraines, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems.
- Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behaviour.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy.
While the vast benefits of yoga and meditation are well-known, the incomparable wellness of Marma is explained for your knowledge.
What is Marma Therapy?
Marma therapy is an important part of Ayurveda that helps maintain supreme health by cleansing blocked energies. Marma therapies are profound and work across physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels to bring dramatic shifts in your body.
The word Marma is of Sanskrit origin. It is derived from ‘Mrin Maranae’. The Sanskrit phrase, “mriyatae asmin iti marma” means ‘there is likelihood of death or serious damage to health when these points are inflicted.”
Hence, these areas are called Marma. Marma in Sanskrit also means “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.
There are altogether 107 Marma Points in Ayurveda which are utilised for healing as they act as “doorways” into your body and your consciousness. Our mind is considered as the 108th Marma.
There are major Marma Points which correspond to the seven chakras, or energy centres of your body. The minor points radiate out along the torso and limbs.
These points range from 1 to 6 inches in size and diameter. These Marma Points were mapped out in detail, centuries ago in the Sushruta Samhita, which is the foremost and classic Ayurvedic text.
The 107 Marma Points that cover both the front and back of our body are detailed below:
- 22 on the lower extremities.
- 22 on the arms.
- 12 on the chest and stomach.
- 14 on the back.
- 37 on the head and neck.
- Relief from chronic or acute pain, both locally and distally.
- Detoxification across all levels.
- Significant improvement in bodily/organ functions, especially immune system, digestive, respiratory, neurological and psychological aspects.
- Healthier skin with a radiant complexion.
- Balanced body temperature to balance the doshas.
- Release of neuro-chemicals such as serotonin, melatonin for improved cognitive functions and sound sleep patterns.