Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurveda originated in India more than 5000 years ago. It is considered the mother of all healing systems. Ayurveda defines health as a perfect state of balance among the body’s three fundamental energies, or doshas, and the body, mind, and spirit.
The doshas are energies that govern all physical and mental processes. They derive from the Five Elements and their related properties. Vata is composed of Space and Air, Pitta of Fire and Water, and Kapha of Earth and Water. We each have a constitution comprised of a unique combination of all three doshas that determines our physical, mental, and emotional characteristics and predispositions. An imbalance in any of the doshas can cause dis-ease.
There are numerous forces that can throw each person’s individual mix of doshas out of balance. Changes in age, the alternating hot and cold of the seasons, unhealthy diet, insufficient exercise, shifting thoughts, feelings, and repressed emotions are among the numerous factors that can disturb our doshic balance. The most potent unbalancing force in modern culture is excess stress from work, relationships, economics, or just the fast pace of life in the 21st century.
We provide following Ayurvedic Services:
In advance of your first Ayurvedic consultation you will take a questionnaire that will help determine your unique dosha. The consultation will focus on your unique needs based on your innate constitution (Prakruti), and imbalances (Vikruti). You will learn about Ayurveda principles and practices for general overall health and well being through diet, lifestyle and seasonal routines.
The Ayurvedic lifestyle practices that can be recommended to bring you back in balance may include:
- Diet and lifestyle
- Daily and seasonal routines
- Ayurvedic therapies
- Yoga poses
- Pranayama (breathing practices)
The initial consultation is approximately 90 minutes. Follow-ups are approximately 45 minutes.
To book your appointment please call: 781 609-2497 and leave a message.
All about Marma Therapy
Marma means “hidden”or “secret” in Sanskrit.
Marma point therapy is an energy healing practice that emerged within the 5000-year-old Ayurvedic healing system. It is commonly believed to have been the foundation for therapies such as Acupuncture, Acupressure and Reflexology. Marma has its roots in a South India martial art known as Kalaripayattu. It was an era when one’s expertise in hand-to-hand combat was the mark of an exceptional fighter. These ancient heroes understanding of our anatomy was crucial in vanquishing the enemy.
What Is a Marma Point?
Marmas are vital energy points or junctions where two or more types of tissues meet e.g. muscles, veins, tendons, ligaments etc. Marma points are highly concentrated in Prana (Energy). Marmas connect an individual’s energy aura to the physical body. Your body contains 107 marma points. Pain or tenderness at the site of the marma is the body’s way of conveying that there is a weakness, impurity or imbalance in the biological systems associated with that marma point.
Where are Marma Points located?
Physically, the marma points are located where tendons, bones, muscles, joints, veins, nerves and other tissues meet. Each point corresponds to a dosha (constitutional energy), dhatu(tissue) and srota (physical channel). Marmani locations are organized according to their region of the body and their relationship to internal and external features, doshas and subdoshas.
How Marma Point Therapy Work?
These energy points have wide variety of functions that affect the body, mind and spirit. Pressure applied to the marma kindles dhatu(tissue) agni, burns cellular ama (toxicity), and breaks down crystals of unresolved emotions. That’s why marma therapy can quickly relieve many conditions, such as migraine headache, joint pain, and muscle spasm etc.
When a healer/practitioner applies either gentle or deep pressure (according to the situation) to the marma point that touch sends a complex biochemical and neuro-electrical impulse. The energy of the pressure passes through the gateway of the marma to the respective srotas (channels) and their organs and start balancing prana, tejas and ojas of the tissues.
There is a plethora of common practices that can disturb the natural flow of Prana through the marma points.
- Consumption of devitalized food
- Poor sleep habits
- Emotional stress
- Overexposure to sun
- Lack of exercise
- Unnatural lighting
- Insufficient connection to nature
Benefits of Marma Point Therapy
Marmani facilitate cellular communication, serve as diagnostic indicators, have a virtually unlimited number of therapeutic applications, including relief from pain. Listed below are some of the benefits of Marma Therapy:
- Enhances immunity
- Clears emotional blockages
- Provides pain relief
- Detoxifies the Body
- Strengthens and Revitalizes
- Rejuvenates and Relaxes
- Increases Blood Circulation
- Stimulates the function of internal organs
- Improves Eyesight
- Improves digestion, assimilation and elimination
- Encourages deep sleep
- Alleviates headaches, tension and stress
- Slows the aging process
- Expands intuition
- Increases energy level
- Balances Doshas
What to Expect during Marma Point Therapy?
There are several methods used to stimulate marma points. Typically, a session begins with abhyanga (Ayurvedic body therapy) based on your need. Herb-infused oils are used to draw out ama (toxins) and circular movements are done on marma points. Clockwise circles are used to stimulate energy flow while counter-clockwise movements are used to calm and pacify energy.
Marmani are responsive to the biochemistry of essential oils utilized in aromatherapy, and to sound used in sound therapy. Sensitivity to temperature is expressed in the heating and cooling energetics of essential oils and herbal pastes. Essential Oils like Sandalwood oil, Eucalyptus oil, nutmeg oil etc. are used.
Depending upon individual needs, multiple sessions are planned after one’s health consultation.
Consult with Anjana before your session so that she can tailor the session to your needs.
An hour Session of Marma Therapy is $75 for non-members
An hour Session of Marma Therapy is $60 for Triyoga members
Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis
Pulse diagnosis is an ancient Ayurvedic art and science of detecting the existing status of a one’s body, mind and soul and spirit. Your pulse is a window into your body, internal organs and biological systems.
Pulse Diagnosis can help you assess
- Your unique body constitution (Prakruti)
- Imbalances (Vikruti)
- Health of your organs and tissues
- Mental constitution
Anjana Bhargava, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor is a Weston resident and has Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Master of Science (Electronics) from India. Anjana has been certified for Pulse Diagnosis and Marma Therapy (similar to Acupressure points) under well known Ayurvedic Doctor, Vasant Lad from Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque NM. She is a graduate of Kerala Ayurveda Academy, California having completed 625 hours of study and pursuing Ayurvedic practitioner program. Anjana has been using spices and herbs in her kitchen daily for more than 20 years and has experienced their therapeutics effects in her life.
Anjana offers Ayurvedic educational consultations and workshops. She also offers Ayurvedic Cooking classes for Self-healing and discuss practical application of Ayurvedic spices and herbs. Anjana has found Ayurveda an invaluable tool for personal evolution and guides each individual on how to determine long term goal of health and well being by changing one’s diet and lifestyle. Anjana believes that Ayurveda and Yoga can bring positive change in our lives.
Ayurvedic Consultants at Triyoga Boston, Waltham Do Not claim to be a licensed physician or a doctor under the state of Massachusetts nor have the intent to “diagnose”, “prescribe” or “treat” any disease. We are educators of traditional system of Ayurveda and limit our advice to diet and lifestyle which might be supportive of one’s general well being. Our services Do Not address prescribed medication, surgical procedures or treatment strategies as prescribed by a medical professional.
Ayurveda is a complementary system, NOT currently licensed by the state of Massachusetts.