Author: David FrawleySubhash Ranade/Avinash LelePublisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit PratishthanYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 259ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170842824
Marmas are special Ayurvedic energy points on the body similar to acupuncture points. Through manipulating them we can direct our Prana or vital energy for health, well-being and personal transformation. Marmas are connected to the charkas and nadis of Yoga and can be used for balancing both body and mind.Marma therapy is one of the great tools of Yogic and Ayurvedic healing. A knowledge of marmas and how to treat them is important for all those who want to fully employ either system.This is the first book on marma therapy published in the West. It clearly describes the 107 main marma points in location, properties and usage. It explains in detail how to treat them with many methods including massage, aromas, herbs and yoga practices.Ayurveda and Marma Therapy is an essential reference guide for all students of Yoga, Ayurveda, massage or natural healing.
FOREWORD BY ATREYA SMITHPREFACEPART I: INTRODUCTION TO MARMAS: ENERGY POINTS OF YOGA AND AYURVEDAMarmas: Energy Points of Yoga and AyurvedaThe Ayurvedic System of Healing and Marma TherapyMarmas: their Nature and ClassificationMarmas and the Practice of YogaThe Many Methods of Marma therapy 1: Massage, Aroma therapy and Pranic HealingThe Many Methods of Marma Therapy 2: Herbal MethodsPART II: TABLE OF MARMAS AND THEIR TREATMENTOverview of Table of Marmas and Marma TherapyMarmas on the Arms and HandsMarmas on the Legs and FeetMarmas on the Abdomen and ChestMarmas on the Back and HipsMarmas on the Head and NeckPART III: SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL AND APPENDICESUse of Instruments to Treat Marmas: Blood-letting, Acupuncture, Agni-karma and Kshara-karmaMarmapuncture, Ayurvedic AcupunctureBy Dr Frank RosNames and Classification of MarmasSanskrit Ayurvedic TermsAyurvedic Herbs and OilsBibliographyINDEXRESOURCES