Prana is the Sanskrit word for energy, or life force, or breath. Yoga uses physical poses to increase and regulate prana through the body. Marma therapy is a technique used in Ayurvedic practice which helps to move prana through the body to assist in balancing, and healing. Marma therapy is similar to acupressure in that there are marma points to which pressure is applied. There are 107 primary marma points which, correspond to places on the skin. However, these points are not fixed, but can differ in location from one person to another. A sensitive therapist can locate the area of congestion and work to get the prana moving. Marma therapy can also be practiced routinely in self-care and it is a simple and effective healing technique.