“The Guidelines for Touch and Pressure card gives detailed instructions on marma point therapy techniques as well as contraindications. Finally, Vasant Lad offers a set of balancing holds that combines massage and marma point therapy in a sublime, calming routine.”
– Excerpted from “About the Applied Marma Therapy Card Set”
Vasant Lad brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAM&S) degree from the University of Pune and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. Vasant Lad’s academic and practical training include the study of Allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda.
Beginning in 1979, he has traveled throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda. In 1984 he came to Albuquerque as Director, principal instructor and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute.
The author of numerous books, Vasant Lad is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. Vasant Lad has written 12 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 700,000 copies of his books in print in the US, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.
- 23 anatomical cards with marma points
- Healing through Energy Points
- Emotions, the Organs, and Marma Points
- Chakra Breathing and Sounds
- Meditation for Self-Healing: So’Hum
- Empty Bowl Meditation
- Guidelines for Touch and Pressure
- Applying Essential Oils & Oil Selection According to Dosha
Included in the set are two meditations that Vasant Lad highly recommends. Additionally, instructions on sound therapy that balances the marma points according to the chakras is provided. Marma points useful for emotional healing are outlined as well as the proper essential oils for healing the doshas—vata, pitta, kapha—through marma point therapy.
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Cards are printed on a 16 pt cardstock and coated with a UV protective coating, making them quite durable.