Veda is a synonym for gyan. Various rishis have brought its various aspects into the physical world. Solutions to all possible problems, all scientific discoveries – past and future, all known and unknown arts… everything is in its ambit. Everything is from Bharat, which is also called the land of the Vedas, all rishis were from here. Vedic Martial Arts was developed by Agastya Muni. Bodhidharma, much later, took it to China, Kalaripattu of Kerala is its offshoot.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
This ancient art of self defense makes use of equipment such as spears, swords, sticks, knives and gada. Some simple looking things which the rishis carried are very potent tools also, but can’t be disclosed to normal people.
BENEFITS OF THE ART
Vedic Martial Arts is a subject of internal energy movements and aligning them to the biorhythms of the body to awaken hidden shaktis, which give the body a glow and radiance and reverse ageing, develop phenomenal strength in the body and enable one to ward off any attack easily. The body’s senses remain fully active due to this internal awakening, mantras, asans and some exercises are used to achieve this.
SELF DEFENSE THROUGH VEDIC MARTIAL ARTS
If you are attacked at any time or if anyone tries to grope you, irrespective of the number of people, the basic principle is that, at one time at most two people can come within arm’s length of touching you. Techniques are used to ward off and injure the attacker by striking gently at vital points also called marma sthans.
EARLIER YOU START, THE BETTER
There is no age group for ancient Indian sciences, but the younger you start the more are the chances of holding on to your youthful abilities and glow. In later ages it is not so effective as most of the sukra of the body has been lost and shaktis have faded, but personal attention of the Guru can awaken them. However, it’s rare for a Guru to do that to you unless there is a very strong reason.
MUST FOR WOMEN
Women should practice these techniques as attacks on them are increasing by the hour. Also, emotional tensions and hyper lifestyle is contributing to their ageing faster and symptoms of ageing viz. low sexual desire, graying of hair,skin loosing its lustre, emotional reaction and dissatisfaction from life. All this can be effectively tackled.
HOW TO START
Classes are held at various Dhyan Ashram centers all over the world. For details you may log on to www.dhyanfoundation.com.
Like all aspects of the Vedas, there is no commercial angle to it. Like the yagyas taught by Dhyan Ashram, VMA training is also free of cost. All it requires is commitment and regular practice with dedication.
There are various levels to it and depending on your individual ability, a teacher is assigned to you. If there is phenomenal potential in you, then Yogiji personally takes you through.