Thai Yoga Bodywork aims to help receivers release blocked areas and stimulates the flow of healing energies in the body, mind, and spirit. With the techniques such as acupressure (point holding), gentle twisting, assisted Hatha Yoga poses, rhythmic massage and energy work, the blocked energy is released, and healing can begin from a holistic perspective. When the systems of the body are working well and energy distribution is balanced, you feel calm, happy, relaxed, energetic and free from stiffness and pain.
Some of the experiences receivers may sense are:
- Therapeutic stretching
- Alignment principles
- Range of motion exercises
- Joint mobilizationAssisted Hatha Yoga poses
- Acupressure and reflex point therapy
- Rythymic palming techniques
- Deep Tissue compression
- Toning of internal organs
- Pranayama techniques
- Energy balancing
- Meditation practice
Thai Yoga Bodywork is also a way to balance the 5 Maya Koshas:
- Annamaya Kosha - Physical Body
- Pranamaya Kosha - Energy/Breath Body
- Manomaya Kosha - Mind/Emotional Body
- Vijnanamaya Kosha - Wisdom Body
- Anandamaya Kosha - Bliss Body
What Role Does Yoga Play in a Thai Yoga Bodywork Session?
Yoga today is regarded as an acceptable way to stretch and open the body to build strength and flexibility. However, when receiving a Thai Bodywork session, one remains passive, thereby allowing greater range of motion for the joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. One may think of it as a "passive yoga practice". The receiver also may move into a meditative state with breath awareness allowing a deeper experience based on trust of the giver as she or he literally "dances" with the receiver. The session then is a series of flowing and deep sensations always with the intention of relieving karma and restoring dharma.
The cost of a Thai Yoga Bodywork session is $80 for 1 1/2 hour or $60 for a 1 hour session
Above information taken from the "Tai Yoga Bodywork Level 1 Manual - 2002-2013 Tanya Boigenzahn Sowards, Thai Yoga Bodywork, LLC"