As we near summer your digestive fire continues to grow stronger. You may start to notice a pain in the back of your calf. A lot of people think it is caused by dehydration or pulling a muscle, but this is actually a Marma Point (Ayurvedic Pressure Point) that correlates with digestion.
The Indrabasti pressure point is found on the center line of the calf almost 2/3rds the way between the ankle and knee.
Three ways to Activate this Point to Relieve Soreness and Improve Digestion:
1. Gently massage the marma point or arround it.
2. Add essential oils, diluted with a carrier oil to the point if you have: Loose stools (Pitta-Fennel, Mint), Constipation (Vata-Chamomile, Lavander, Lemon Grass ) Slow stools (Kapha-Ginger, Black Pepper)
3. Yoga poses like Downward Dog and Warrior one with back heel lifted help gently stretch the point.
Have you noticed this yoga pressure point before? Let me know in the comments below.
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