Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri), Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, is a widely recognized teacher of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic astrology. He has written over 20 books on the various Vedic Sciences and Vedanta. Ayurved Sutra presents you the excerpts from his book Ayurveda and Marma Therapy co-authored with by Dr. Subhash Ranade and Dr. Avinash Lele.
Many secrets of yogic healing can be found through the study of Ayurveda, the traditional natural medicine of India. In fact classical Yoga relies upon Ayurveda for its language and methodology of healing both body and mind. Traditional Yoga therapy was included in a greater Ayurvedic context of the healing arts, including the use of diet, herbs and bodywork. A number of these factors of Ayurvedic healing are now becoming introduced into the Yoga community. Marma therapy is another important approach common to both Yoga and Ayurveda, which deserves a greater examination.