The presentation was interesting, lively, and beautified with a magnificent slide show of Thai artwork that David had amassed from his years in Thailand. David told us that he had studied Reusi Dat Ton with traditional masters of this yoga when he was stationed with the Peace Corps in Thailand. I had a nice chat with him after his art show and presentation, and learned that, like me, he had also studied Ayurveda, but not at the Ayurvedic Institute like I did, but rather at the California College of Ayurveda in Grass Valley. Thai Yoga was the yoga and healing system that gave birth to Thai Massage, which is now enjoying great popularity due to its combination of yoga stretches with massage techniques.
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These gentle low-impact techniques will help you to:. This thorough guide stays true to its traditional roots, serving as a rich resource to yoga students, massage therapists, and all people who want to improve their health and vitality. Your email address is kept confidential. My balance and strength have improved immensely. It helps relieve the morning stiffness that comes with aging. I am so glad to have all of this information at my fingertips as I get older. They are simple exercises , postures , and other tools that bring energy , relieve joint pain , sore muscles , and back pain while improving both flexibility and range of motion. This gorgeous book reveals for the first time both the lore and wisdom of these ancient practices. Thanks to David Wells for this carefully researched and meticulously detailed manual. As a massage therapist and yoga instructor the work has become an important daily practice for me and one that I share with my clients.
The traditional art of Thai self-massage
What is Reusi Dat Ton? Reusi Dat Ton is a little known aspect of traditional Thai healing and culture. It consists of: breathing exercises, self-massage, acupressure, dynamic exercises, poses, mantras, visualization and meditation. Reusis were also knownas "Jatila", "Yogi" and "Chee Prai". The Reusis were custodians and practicioners of various ancient arts and sciences such as: alchemy, tantra, yoga, natural medicine, music, mathematics, astrology, palmistry, etc. A typical Reusi Dat Ton program would begin with breathing exercises and self-massage, followed by dynamic exercises and poses some of which involve self acupressure and finish with visualization, mantras and meditation.
Reusi Dat Ton or the Thai self-massage actually encompasses more than just self-massage but also breathing exercises, dynamic poses, mantras, visualizations, and meditations. In some ways, it is very similar to the hatha yoga but think of it as a disparate branch of the same Yoga tree. Thai Yoga Massage where a practitioner applies the massage techniques to an individual actually evolved out of the Reusi Dat Ton, Thai self-massage practice. Techniques such as rubbing, rolling, beating, palm pressing, compressing and stretching of the skin, tissue and muscle layers of the body.