Ayurveda– Ayur(life)Veda (knowledge) is a vast and diversified body of knowledge that includes a set of practices – use of herbal powders and pastes, special diet, and Kalari massage – to ensure harmony within the body. As per Ayurveda, the body is viewed as a universe in itself and all the elements that constitute it are viewed as inseparable. Here, the elements of earth, water, fire, wind and either interacts to create the microcosm of the universe that is the human body.
Kalari Ayurveda is a branch of knowledge derived from Ayurveda and especially focuses on the study of vital points (marma) in the body. Traditionally, all advanced students of Kalaripayattu were imparted knowledge of the several marma points – muscular, vascular, ligamental, bone-related, and joint-related, etc. Using therapeutic massages, Kalari Ayurveda can heal and rehabilitate injuries related to these vital points.
Apart from healing injuries, Kalari Ayurveda can also be used for rejuvenating purposes and can help remove fatigue and over-sleep or insomnia. As it aims to rectify imbalances, it is also said to improve the skin and bring radiance and vitality.