Author: David Frawley
Subhash Ranade/Avinash Lele
Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
ISBN/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 SMITH
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO MARMAS: ENERGY POINTS OF YOGA AND AYURVEDA
Marmas: Energy Points of Yoga and Ayurveda
The Ayurvedic System of Healing and Marma Therapy
Marmas: their Nature and Classification
Marmas and the Practice of Yoga
The Many Methods of Marma therapy 1: Massage, Aroma therapy and Pranic Healing
The Many Methods of Marma Therapy 2: Herbal Methods
PART II: TABLE OF MARMAS AND THEIR TREATMENT
Overview of Table of Marmas and Marma Therapy
Marmas on the Arms and Hands
Marmas on the Legs and Feet
Marmas on the Abdomen and Chest
Marmas on the Back and Hips
Marmas on the Head and Neck
PART III: SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL AND APPENDICES
Use of Instruments to Treat Marmas: Blood-letting, Acupuncture, Agni-karma and Kshara-karma
Marmapuncture, Ayurvedic Acupuncture
By Dr Frank Ros
Names and Classification of Marmas
Sanskrit Ayurvedic Terms
Ayurvedic Herbs and Oils