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Marma Energy Points to Balance Emotions with Dr. Anisha Durve

Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest healing sciences. It stems from the Vedic culture of the Indian continent and has been in taught for thousands of years. It is a holistic healing practice that utilizes diet, lifestyle, herbs, and movement.


In Ayurveda, practitioners work with Marma Points, or points in the body used for healing. By applying pressure and massaging these points, one manipulates subtle energy or prana which can induce healing in different parts of the body.

The Talahridaya point, which is closely related to the heart chakra and stimulates circulation throughout the body.


It is believed that we have 107 different marma points throughout our bodies, each serving a particular purpose. They can be activated with different types of massage and oils depending on each person.


Balance Emotions with Marma Therapy by Dr. Anisha Durve


Anisha Durve is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, acupuncturist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and an Ayuryoga and meditation instructor. She is the co-author of Marma Points of Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad. Anisha is the founder of the Marma Institute of Ayurvedic Acupressure and has created Nirvani Bliss Blends, a unique line of Ayurvedic essential oils to balance each dosha.



In the video above, she teaches us how to stimulate marma points on our heads to help balance emotions such as anxiety. Next time you are feeling anxious or nervous, try stimulating these marma points coupled with conscious breathing and watch how your body reacts.


Yoga Knowledge Disclaimer

I am currently studying yoga through the Bhodi Yoga Center. Bodhi Yoga™ is a therapeutic style of yoga that benefits beginners and challenges advanced students of any age or ability. It utilizes the power of the "slow approach," where the journey is as important as the destination.

Consult your physician before starting any new intense workout regimen.

Yoga is a ancient tradition linked to Indian cultures. I am not of Indian cultural descent and try to practice yoga from a place of learning and deep respect for cultures that made this practice available for all of us. Any yogic knowledge you see on this page was not created or invented by me, rather established and practiced for thousands of years. For more information on the history of Yoga, click here and visit the Indian Yoga Association webpage.



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