Marmas are the Ayurvedic equivalent of acupuncture points; they are connected to the chakras and nadis of yoga and can be treated with massage, aromatherapy, herbs, and yoga practice.
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 05, 2011
Marma points are 107 energetic body points that allow access to the body, mind and consciousness. Marmas are commonly used in Indian martial arts and are used in Ayurvedic Medicine to bring about healing. The California College of Ayurveda announces its Marma Therapy course this summer as part of the pancha karma training intensives.
Marma therapy can be used as part of a panchakarma program. Pancha Karma (Panchakarma) is the Ayurvedic art of detoxification, purification, and rejuvenation, and is a powerful way to address the root cause of disease and has been used for thousands of years as a method for staying healthy, young, and vital.
Marmas are related to our mind and our emotions. In the words of Dr. David Frawley, "marmas can held emotions such as fear (vata), anger (pitta) or attachment (kapha), as well as the gunas or primary qualities of sattva (calm), rajas (aggression) and tamas (inertia)."
The California College of Ayurveda offers complete training in Ayurvedic marma therapy as part of its panchakarma and Ayurvedic training intensives. During the program, students will learn the history, classifications, theory and locations, and the effect of each point on the doshas and organs of the body.
Students will learn how to interact with each marma point using massage, essential oil application and pranic healing (Ayurvedic energy work) to restore balance to the body and mind. Specific protocols will be taught for bringing healing to different organ systems.
Established in 1995, the California College of Ayurveda is the longest running, State-approved college offering professional training program for the study of Ayurvedic Medicine in the West. For more information, please visit Ayurvedacollege.com or call (530) 478 9100
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