India’s traditional martial arts and cultural practices are still remaining in different parts of the world. The ayodana kala,’ kalri payattu’ is more prevalent among these. Kalari marma treatment is a well known traditional method prevalent in kerala which is used mostly in kalri payattu.
In detail, initial step in kalari practice is ‘guruvanakkam’ which is meant for body protection and the sequence of doing this vanakkam is made use in diagnosing intervertebral disc problems. The very next step is saluting ‘ kalari thara ‘ , the seven steps representing chakras( mooladhara,swadhistana etc ) in our body. Poothara( kalari thara) is specially decorated with flowers and leaves of thumba,paranthi and thulasi meant for injuries like nasal bleeding, blunt weapon wounds happens while practicing kalari.