Marma chikilsa What is Marma Chikilsa?
The word Marma comes from sanskrit origin 'mru' or 'marr' ."Marayate Iti Marmani", the Sanskrit phrase means there is likelihood of death after infliction to these places hence are are called marma. The word Marma used with meanings as tender, secrete or vital places. There are total 107 Marma in the body. In Tamilian traditions they are 108. and in kalari tradition they are 365 Marma points.
There are certain anatomical locations in the body which are vital, and serve as small pockets of Prana, thus any injury to these parts can be painful and cripple the local functions or even lead to sudden death of the individual. They are junctions of different channels of Prana movements in the body.