Life is so hard, how can we be anything but kind? ~ Jack Kornfield ~
Thai yoga therapy is a unique system that combines the ancient healing art of pressure with the deep meditative stretches found in yoga practice. The therapy is designed to release tension while stimulating vitality in the receiver. With the hands-on experience of rhythmic pressure and various yoga twists and poses, the goal is to achieve a state of wholeness of mind, body and spirit.
Thai yoga therapy, also known as nuad boran or nuat Thai, is thousands of years old. Though the exact origins are not really known, practitioners trace their roots to Buddha’s personal physician who was a renowned healer. In the ancient tradition of Thai medicine, the primary goal was maintaining health and well-being using a natural, holistic approach.
Thai medicine is based on energy flow that exists through the body along 10 major channels. Illness is believed to be a result of a blockage of these channels. Thai yoga therapy training teaches the theory of the lines and how to clear these energy channels, or meridians. Other theories explored when learning this form of therapy are the principles of energetic healing as well as the practice of meditation.
Thai Yoga Therapy is offered @ Yoga Kula Project. Call Trudee for details: 435 659 6950.
The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes.
The mind-body practice is frequently touted for its ability to reduce stress and boost well-being, but it also offers wide-ranging physical health benefits that rival other forms of exercise. While the scientific research on yoga’s health benefits is still young, here’s what we know so far about its potential effects on the body.
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To read the rest of the article go to : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/body-on-yoga_n_4109595.html
When we walk we are undertaking an action which forces us to slow down. Walking, in a sense, is the same as playing music. One does not play music for the purpose of reaching a destination or an ending, but we play music to enjoy each pulsation of sound creating a melody. In the same way, as we walk we take each step for the sheer enjoyment of movement.
The Metta Bhavana, or Development of Lovingkindness, practice is one of the most ancient forms of Buddhist practice, one that has been passed down in an unbroken line for over 2,500 years.
We’re often taught as children that we should love others. Religious teachings say, for example, that we should “love others as ourselves.” But how do we learn to love others? And what happens if we don’t particularly like, never mind love, ourselves? The development of lovingkindness meditation practice is the practical means by which we learn to cultivate love for ourselves and others.
The practice helps us to actively cultivate positive emotional states towards ourselves and others, so that we become more patient, kind, accepting, and compassionate.
For additional information go to: http://www.mettainstitute.org/mettameditation.html
Starting Thursday November 1 @ 8:30-9:30 AM.
A class for yogis of all experience levels. The instructor will offer a variety of modifications for everyone. We use a variety of poses and suggest challenging variations for more advanced students, yet fun and non-intimidating options for newer students.
The room is heated around 85-90 degrees