Practiced one-on-one, this therapeutic practice is more hands-on for the teacher and more passive for the student, who is gently guided (without effort) through asanas of four attitudes (supine, prone, side-lying, and seated), and experiences a deeply therapeutic state of relaxation and an elevated state of consciousness. Thai Yoga is an excellent complement to your asana practice, and perfect for those new to yoga or limited in some way.
Here’s what the Vedic Conservatory has to say about Thai Yoga:
Thai Yoga Therapy produces spiritual elucidation, emotional inspiration, and sound physical countenance. It is utilized medicinally as a cherished and revered indulgence to remedy the prominent social ailments such as emotional stress and physical inertia.
Nuad Borarn (Thai Yoga) is viewed as a martial art of healing and is reported to manifest instant positive results. It is the cultural result of several ethnic forces including Tibet and India.
Thai Yoga sessions fulfill the promise of inspiring the soul and tranquilizing the body. A typical Thai Yoga session will last about two hours.
Your experience also includes a surrendering release where you are relinquishing deeper and deeper physical and mental “openings”. flowing rhythmic compressions using the feet, knees, palms, elbows, forearms, and fingers are blended with asanas (yogic postures) and pranayama (disciplined breath control) effectively producing a balanced and harmonious symbiotic communication integrating the body’s vital systems (mechanical-musculoskeletal, electrical-neural, chemical-glandular).
Frequently, the receiver expresses feelings of purified consciousness, invigorated spirit, and profound rest. Consistently and remarkably, this therapeutic approach actualizes conditions which parallel in sophistication the results being produced by other mainstream medical protocols.
Experiment for yourself and routinely receive a Thai Yoga Therapy session once a week for the next month, and delight in your transformation!