In the early days, when yoga was first being developed, the main practice was meditation or centering. Those first Yogis found that by consciously relaxing into themselves, into simple presence they were able to access new ways of knowing and being and thereby become more intuitive...It was out of that centred meditative awareness that poses and other yogic techniques emerged. Yogis simply moved into them as a result of their meditative practice. Then they practised and taught these to others as a way of finding or returning to that meditative state, a way of establishing a line of inner connection with the deeper and wider dimension of their lives. Symbolically, they were tending the inner fire, this sacred fire of aliveness, inspiration, emergence, resulting in spontaneous, intuitive, uncalculated revelations, specific and appropriate to the moment.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Massage combines techniques usually found isolated in the western physiotherapies including Trigger Point Treatments, Myofascial Techniques, Neuro Muscular therapy, and Manual Therapy among others. The combination of energetic and physical aspects is what makes Thai Massage unique and so effective. Traditional Thai massage is really a deep, full-body treatment, starting at the feet and progressing up to the head. Using a sequence of gentle, flowing exercise movements, the recipient's body is moved, loosened and stretched (some stretch applications linked to Yoga) of the joints and the muscles. This unique type of massage influences the energetic side as well, restoring the flow of energy throughout the body with applied acupressure on the sen energy lines of the body, aimed at harmonizing and energizing.
Whole Body Listening
Your body is not a machine, rather a wonderfully intricate interaction with everything around you, which is why it "knows" so much just in being
~ G. Gendlin
Focusing is learning to trust your own inner sense of things. There is no diagnosing or analysing or counselling, just listening, describing and gently attending your inner experience until it reveals its meaning and you see a way forward that you didn’t see before. That’s what Focusing is. Its the experience of waking up your inner knowing, aligning with the inside and living from it more deeply and authentically
Rickmansworth, Chesham & Watford