Kalari Kerala

Since 1945

Marma Healing

Marmas are the pressure points within the body usually close to the skin surface, where important nerves form junctures with muscles fibers, veins, bones and joints. Marmas are the vital points of the body. Prana (life energy) flows through the body channeled through marmas or vital points. 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 and 'where the Prana is present'.


Marma knowledge along with the knowledge of Ayurveda, has the potential to treat all physical and mental diseases. There are total 108 marma points in the body in which 64 are considered as kulamarma (deadly pointswhich can be used to heel or to harm the body. The mind is considered as the 108th marma. If the marma points are pierced hard, it could result in trauma or even death. The other marma points are classified for better understanding according to the physical components:

 

  •     Mamsa Marma - muscle
  •     Sira Marma - vessel
  •     Snayu Marma- Ligament
  •     Asthi Marma- bones
  •     Sandhi Marma – joints


Kalari chikitsa is usually done by Kalari Masters called ‘Gurukkals’ based on mainly thirummal (Message) of the whole body with various oils and drugs with healing power. A kalari master uses the Marma points to heal. The kalari master has extreme knowledge about psycho-physiological aspects and practical knowledge on the body's vital spots 'Marma'. This gives him extraordinary control over his body and thus the control of the vital energy.


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