Yoga for Lazy People
Yoga is doing stretching on yourself and Thai Yoga Massage is someone doing the work for you, or sometimes called yoga for the lazy people. It can be meditative and works with breathing. By working on the lines, the whole body is treated, releasing the blocked energies and restoring health, harmony and balance to life force called prana.
The manipulative aspect
of Thai massage is particulary interesting because the positions closely resmble the of asanas of Hatha Yoga, and have the same benefits. The receiver is moved into a position by the giver, the movement often being repeated several times with an increasing degree of intensity. The passive experience of the stretches allows the receiver to relax deeper into the position, releasing tension and letting go. The positions in Thai Massage follow the natural and logical sequence. Each position is the preparation for the next, leading the receiver to increasing degree of stretching and opening.