1-day About the Marma Therapy / Marma Yoga Workshop by Dr. Shekhar BAMS, MD-Ayurveda
About the Marma Therapy / Marma Yoga Workshop
by Dr. Shekhar BAMS, MD-Ayurveda
The knowledge of Marma, the vital energy centers in the body, was explained in ancient Ayurvedic texts. Marmas are secret vital points of the body and mind, the seat for consciousness, and the energy reservoirs. Marmas are junction points of muscles, veins, ligaments, bones, and joints. The seat of Prana (vital energy) resides in the Marmas. Marmas are important key energy centers in Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation. Marmas connect to various subtle nerves (Nadis) and energy wheels (Chakras) and resemble the acupressure points. The life force (Prana) situates in the Marma points. Toxins, stress and negative emotions can get blocked in the marma points for years, leading to pain, energy blockage, swelling and various kinds of illnesses. Blocked marmas are removed in Ayurveda through applying pressure, massage oils, warmth, external use of herbal and aromatic oils, and sound therapy. Marmas are key points to focus on while performing ayurvedic massage.
Participants in this course will learn:
- Overview of Ayurveda
- Three energy sources and the marma points
- Classifications and types of marmas
- Locations and functions of marmas
- Chakras and marmas connection
- Benefits of marmas and application
- Aromatherapy, oils on different marmas
- Applied marma therapy
Benefits of Marma Therapy*: Clears the channels of circulation – srotas, Connects to consciousness, Creates equilibrium of doshas, Enhances alertness, Enhances digestion and metabolism, Enhances energy levels, Enhances sexual energy, Enhances tactile sensation, Facilitates balanced release of waste products (malas), Improves attention span, Improves breathing and heart rates, Improves immune system, Improves lymphatic circulation, Improves meditation practice, Improves memory, Improves rejuvenation, Increases emotional balance, Increases pain tolerance, Induces natural state of sleep, Induces the easy flow of energy through the channels of circulation, Maintains balance of mind-body-spirit, Maintains homeostasis, Nourishes and nurtures the body, Produces deep relaxation, Reduces blood pressure, Regenerates tissue metabolism, Relieves physical and mental blockages of energy, Removes ama (endotoxins), Slows the aging process, Strengthens the organ systems, Supports proper development of tissues (dhatus)
Certificate will be issued after successful completion of training. Yoga Teachers can learn as a Marma Yoga for instruction and teaching.
Continuing Education approved by NCBTMB for Licensed Massage Therapists, AAPNA and Yoga Alliance.
Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayurved, LMT, RAD, CRH, CPH, CEH, FAMAS is an Ayurvedic Specialist who was classically trained in India and has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda worldwide since 1988. He began his eight-year course of study in Ayurveda at the age of 17, first at Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh, India and then at Gujarat Ayurved University in Gujarat, India, where he earned his Doctor Degree in Ayurveda. He is a Licensed Integrative Bodywork and Massage Therapist (LMT), an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E.R.Y.T.-500) with the Yoga Alliance, and an instructor of therapeutic Hatha Yoga, having completed training at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Center in India. Shekhar is also a certified Pranic Healer and a Reiki Healer.
*These statements are not approved by FDA and not for diagnosis, treat or cure any disease. The information and knowledge and teaching is exclusively provided for the education purpose only.
Location - Khabir's Clinic in Ojai, CA
723 Fernando Dr. Ojai CA (Meiners Oaks area, near Farmer and the Cook Restaurant)