Head & Shoulders Marma Massage          with Bala

Marma points means “vital points that hold life force energy”. In Marma point massage the practitioner uses fingers and hands to press (isometric / constant pressure ) the specific point in head , face ,neck and shoulders .This massage is based on the principles of Ayurvedic and various martial art traditions. Marma massage can help: 1. In detoxifying the mind, body, emotions and spirit. 2. Relieve deep-seated tension, anxiety,emotions and psychological blocks. 3. Improve circulation and energy flow. 4. Connect the mind and physical aspects of the body & encourage self healing. 5. Improve body and self image and encourage a sense of acceptance of your body.

This therapy lasts for about 1 hour; discounts available for multuiple therapies, volounteers and Aurovilians. For more information or to make an appointment (book at least one day in advance), please contact directly Bala by phone or Whatsapp (+91 9892699804) or write to joycommunity@auroville.org.in. For more information about activities, therapies and events in Joy Community, you can visit our facebook page.

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About the Teacher

Balaganesh Sivaprakasam, shortly Bala, born in a village close to Auroville, Pondicherry, India. I had my first experience of yoga while I was living in Amsterdam. After my return to India & practicing with wonderful teachers in various styles like Sivananda style of classical Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa flow and Pranavaishya yoga for many years, I started to teach yoga in India and abroad. I am the founder of Bala yoga school, which specializes in organizing teacher training courses in India and abroad. Bala Yoga School is one of the few schools in south India that has accreditation for conducting 200 hrs & 300 Hrs Yoga TTC in South India from Yoga Alliance. I volunteer in a few projects in Auroville,where the opportunities arise organically and in spare time run a small NGO for the care of street dog’s sterilization & vaccination. I am learning Kerala martial art form Kalaripayatu. Wim Hoff breathing & ice baths are my latest passion which I am experimenting on myself & also offer classes for others for their muscle recovery & long term health. I firmly believe that everyone should take care of their physical and mental health, as it is the best gift we can give to our friends and family . I like to be a change maker as I have experiences in contrasting and diverse fields , bridging people to their heath & fitness goals.