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Marma Point - Balance and Alignment
The Marmas (vital points) are a very important part of Ayurvedic anatomy and surgery. A Marma point is defined as an anatomical site where flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet up. There are 107 Marma points throughout the body. Each point has it’s own intelligence and consciousness, which co-ordinate with the mind and body. This ancient form of treatment dating back to between 1500 — 1200 BC involves using the fingers to stimulate the Marma points thereby promoting physical and mental rehabilitation. As with Acupuncture, these points correspond to internal organs and systems of the body which react to manual stimulation.
hollow space between two tendons that firm when you lift your toes. You may be surprised to find it is quite tender when palpated with your thumb, particularly if you have weak arches or have been standing on your feet all day. The sharp pain is a sign of tension or fatigue in the tibialis posterior, a deep muscle that runs from the sole of the foot through the feet affect the flow of energy through the entire body. back of the ankle and shin bones. The tug on this muscle is also responsible for a common form of shin splints (pain between the bones of the shins caused by pounding the arches of your feet when you jog, hike, or play sports during which your weight is shifted forward on your toes, straining the soles as the feet are flattened).
Although massaging the kurchashira marma with your thumbs releases tension in your feet, the pain is only a symptom of a problem in postural alignment, the effects of which extend far beyond the feet themselves.
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