Kalaripaytu takes its origin from the southern states of Kerala and Tamilnadu. It is indebted to yoga for its exercises and to Ayurveda, Siddha and Tribal medicine for its medical system. It is not an exclusive study of the physical fighting but a multidisciplinary study of various streams of knowledge like history, psychology, religion, fighting sciences,anthropology etc. Studies trace the 3000 year old art form to Sage Parasurama .The art is trained in a special built place called kalari which is 21 feet by 42 feet with the entrance facing the rising sun. All the kalaripaytu techniques are recorded in the Dhanur Veda which means the science of archery. It is the incarnation of the raw power, majestic strength and instinctive fighting techniques of animals like Lion ,Tiger , Elephants, wild boar, Crocodile etc.The different movement in kalari are based on animal movements and so the poses takes its name after animals. It is mainly an art of physical culture developed in the most scientific way. 


Kalari treatent is an exclusive form of which is developed in association with the kalaries in Kerala .The kalari massages (UZHICHIL) provide relaxation both  in the physical and the mental level.It is a system of traditional medicine, native to the Indian subcontinent. It is a science that believes that health and wellness depend on a delicate harmony between the mind, body and spirit. According to Ayurveda every person is a combination of five basic elements (panchabhoots) - Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. It stresses the use of medicines prepared from plants and also uses some animal products, fats and minerals. It is popularly believed that this is received by Dhanwantar from Brahma. These elements are present in humans as three Doshas or Energies Vata, Pitta, Kapha. When any of these accumulates in the body beyond a certain limit, the body loses its balance and so the health of a person depends on getting a right balance of these three doshas. A healthy person, according to Sushrut Samhita, one  of the authentic works on Ayurveda is he whose doshas are in balance, appetite is good,all tissues of the body and all natural urges are functioning properly, and whose mind, body and spirit are cheerful. Panchakarma or the thereby of purification is recommended to the unwanted toxins in the body.

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