Mahamarmas: Major Energy Centers in the Body

Mahamarmas: Bringing The Values of the Three Mahamarmas Together to Support Your Healing in the Highest Way

Maha means ‘large’ or ‘great.’ Mahamarmas are the three major marma points of vital life force, or three major energy centers, located as Sthapati (head), Hridaya (heart) and Basti (gut) maha marmas.

Marma points are subtle energy points in the body, points of vital life force. When these energy points are healthy and open, free flowing energy, or prana, naturally stream through the body freely. However, when imbalances in the body block the free-flowing movement of this energy, stagnation can result which may lead to physical and mental uneasiness and, finally, disease.

Sthapati mahamarma, the first of the three major energy centers, is located in the head. The energy in this center is completely directed toward the relative level of creation. The senses of perception looking out into the manifest world are connected to sensory cortices which process the information received. Then the data is analyzed and synthesized by the prefrontal cortex.

Even the voice and throat are designed to interact with the external world. The mouth has the interesting status of being a structure which is basically oriented outward, but which functionally draws that information into realm of the two more inwardly directed maha-marmas.

Hridaya mahamarma, the second major energy center, is located in the chest area. It acts as the liaison between the outwardly-oriented head area and the inwardly-oriented intelligence of the gut area. The heart speaks the universal language of feeling and translates between what is understood as Divine cognition from the Source of creation and relative understanding of the conscious mind. The heart mahamarma blesses the body as the balancer between the inward and outward strokes of consciousness in the body.

Basti mahamarma, the third major energy center, is located in the gut area. The gut area has about half as many neural connections as the brain. Profound, abstract, and deeply wise thinking takes place in this area. The function of the gut is to break our food into its smallest possible portions, to be then recreated as the body. This process also breaks our experience into its most abstract portions. The gut area is expert in moving awareness away from the relative material level of life to the Source of Creation. Instead of communicating by speech, it communicates from pure intention.

Distance Energy Work Sessions utilize the healing potential of the three mahamarmas.

The healing brings the values of the three mahamarmas together as a coherent team to support your healing in the highest way. It provides a stable foundation for the advancement of your life through wisdom, through understanding and through the strength to choose the path of dharma, the path of righteousness.

All virtual futures satisfy, but the question is when? All actions lead back to complete union with the Creator, but on a straight path or on a winding path?

So the question is not whether you will attain your life goals, but will it happen laboriously or efficiently? The slower path reveals more detail, while the faster path yields greater results. Detail satisfies the mind, results satisfy the heart. Ultimately, Being wants results with full understanding of details.

Therefore, increasing the mind’s speed to absorb details and the heart’s patience is the combination for direct access to the future which satisfies on all levels.

Addressing mind and heart is done through the Sthapani and Hridaya mahamarmas. These two energy centers, located in the head and heart respectively, integrate consciousness from the most abstract to the most dense levels of manifestation. But, this healing wants to address all three mahamarmas, thus including the basti mahamarma in the gut as well.

Healing with Awareness on All Three Major Body Centers

With awareness on all three of these major body energy centers, I am seeing a reflective process occurring whereby each energy center is oriented toward the other two. This is supporting great integration in the body.

The integration is manifesting as a sharing of abilities. For instance, when the gut shares with the head, then the head (which normally orients outwardly) is able to extend its appreciation of the environment to include the inner subtle environment. When the head shares with the gut, then the delicate inner oriented awareness of the gut can express its reality in a way which the soul can use to benefit daily life.

When the heart shares with the head, the head is able to integrate feeling with speech. This brings meaning, and power to the ability to create order from chaos. When the head shares with the heart, the power to manifest (which moves from Source to material expression) is liberated.

When the heart shares with the gut, the inner realms of creation are filled with the warmth and softness of love, thus establishing a relationship between individuality and the structuring intelligence of Nature. When the gut shares with the heart, the eternal wisdom contained in the body and Being are translated into a language which can be communicated to all levels of self.

This healing, then, brings the values of the three mahamarmas together as a coherent team to support your healing in the highest way, to provide a stable foundation for the advancement of your life through wisdom, understanding and the strength to choose the path of dharma, the path of righteousness.

David Buckland also discusses mahamarmas on his site.

The following video describes the role of mahamarmas in energy healing.

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