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Friday, March 15 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Resistance Therapy in Thai Yoga Bodywork

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Most bodywork is an example of an Active/Passive technique where the practioner is active while the receiver remains passive. Resistance Therapy, or muscle energy technique, is a manual procedure that involves voluntary contraction of a receivers muscle in a controlled direction, at various levels of intensity against a precise counterforce applied by the practitioner. Shifting to this Active/Resistant mode is very satisfying for the receiver and actually quite simple for the practioner! It is immensely valuable for achieving favorable results in Yoga and Vedic Thai Bodywork, but is little used or even taught. For example, ‘Twisting’ a receiver into Spinal Rotation Stretch, known in Yoga as Matsyendrasana, and then instructing them to ‘untwist’ as the practioner applies or holds resistance, provides the receiver with a gratifying and deeper experience in which they could not have expressed alone. What are these favorable results we can achieve? Increased range of motion, normalizing restrictions and improved circulation are just a few. Resistance Therapy teaches that a certain amount of stress and tension is necessary for our optimal balance. There is always some measure of holding in our muscular system when we are standing or seated, and imagine if we had no tension in our bladder or anal muscles, especially while we are asleep! This is another good reason to practice your Mulabandha as Resistance Therapy can also be self applied! Join David and Misty as we Joyously apply and surrender to our Resistant Nature, allowing our energy and spirit to soar! (Inspired by our Teacher, Mukti Michael Buck)

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David Tietje

Co-Founder, Thai Love Yoga
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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Ballet Room
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Thai Yoga
  • What to Expect 10% Discussion 20% Demonstration 70% Partner Practice
  • Participant Instructions Yoga mats needed!