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Macrocosm: The universe itself; a system regarded as an entity containing subsystems

Madhyama marga: Middle pathway, (deep tissue)

Mahabhuta: Basic five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth)

Mahamarma: One of the three major marma

Majja: Nerve tissue and bone marrow

Mala: Metabolic end-products

Malabsorption syndrome: A condition in which there is no proper digestion, absorption and assimilation of food in the gastro intestinal tract

Mamsadhatu: Muscle tissue

Manda: Type of attribute, slow pachaka pitta, form of pitt chakra

Mandagni: Diminished digestive capacity

Manomaya kosha: Mental sheath

Mantra: Sacred sounds

Manusmriti: Compendia, Marga -pathway or tract

Marga: Path or tract

Marma: A junction point between consciousness and matter or weak Vital points.

Matsyendrasana: Yoga posture with spinal twist

Mayurasana: Yoga posture like peacock

Meda: Fat tissue

Microcosm: A diminutive representative world; a system more or less analogous to a much larger system

Moong: A type of pulse

Mridu: Type of attribute, soft

Muladhara chakra: First chakra

Mutra: Urine

Mutravaha srotas: Urinary system


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