Award Winning! Take Traditional Thai massage to another level with this instructional DVD. Learn more advanced therapeutic techniques to provide this beautiful, rhythmic healing modality with a step-by-step demonstration of a complete advanced routine on the mat with over 50 asanas (or therapeutic postures).This is Level Two basic Yoga Therapy Vinyasa or flow from the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program.
Beginning with Puja (affirmation), Dr. Anthony James, DPM, ND, MD(AM),Ph.D., RAAP SMOKH, demonstrates techniques in the traditional Five Attitudes/Postures: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen and Leg Stretching, and Seated. Techniques include gentle rocking; deep stretching; striking; kneading; pinching and rolling; pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet. For a solid understanding of Traditional Thai massage (SomaVeda® Thai Yoga style), Dr. James discusses benefits and contraindications, origins of Thai massage, different styles (the Southern Royal Method, Northern Style, and Buddhai Sawan School), Ayurvedic anatomy (the primary Chakras and Sen lines), client assessment, and room set-up. Throughout, he also addresses balance vs. structural corrections; steps emulating energy flow; 10 key points for balance; working on position, attitude, relationship, and transition; and, breath, emphasis, and pressure.