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Thai 4: Energy Lines & Ayurvedic Applications

  • Florida School of Massage 6421 Southwest 13th Street Gainesville, FL, 32608 United States (map)

It is generally accepted in learned circles that the earth itself possesses energy lines. Likewise the human body is also comprised of pathways for various kinds of energy and information. Different disciplines and cultural traditions portray their location and means of access in alternate modalities and varying descriptions. The system we will be exploring during this class is a descendant of a synthesis of India’s Ayurvedic medical healing art and China’s meridian methodology. In Thai Massage we cultivate an awareness of the “sen” lines and practice various techniques with the intent of bringing them into balance with each other. When the energy lines are brought into balance, harmony, health and equilibrium are the result. Knowledge of the Thai energy line system was nearly lost to us.

Two of the great practitioners of our time (Asokananda, Kam Thye Chow) pieced together fragments found in various Buddhist temples around the world, and together have co-created a modern interpretation of this ancient knowledge. At this stage in the deepening of our skills and awareness of the present we will honor the continuation of the Thai Massage lineage through extending our conscious knowledge and encompassing a more subtle comprehension of the bodies energy pathways.

Please bring loose comfortable clothes that you can stretch in. A full size memory foam, thin futon or a padded blanket to be used as a Thai Massage mat. Snacks and Lunch (optional: we often bring food to share and have a picnic together). There will be a corner of the room used as an alter for sacred object to help create beautiful space and to give you something all charged up to take home. (crystals, drums, flutes, art, flowers, cloth….)

Class will begin promptly at 9:00 A.M. both days, please be on time.