September News at Madison Healing Arts
Hi There! With the end of summer comes a palpable change in energy, the cool weather starts to move in and our minds are lively with clarity and it feels as though we have a fresh start. In Thai Yoga Massage sessions, we have the unique and uplifting opportunity as practitioners and clients to feel the beneficial impact of positive energy each time we complete a session. But what happens when the energy in the session isn’t positively transformational? How do you avoid taking on another person’s negative or heavy energy when you’re in a session? To deal with this issue, specifically for a practitioner, it is crucial that you get really clear on how you visualize yourself in relation to the client. I like to use an image where, as the therapist, I consistently see myself as a hollow tube, a channel, an instrument or a conduit, through which the client’s energy flows, leaving my own “energy stream” or body as it passes through. After the session is finished, it is essential to cut these cords.
Cords are etheric attachments to your aura that bind you or connect you with a person, object or situation. They create a sense of stress and strain in your being. They may also create obsession and obligation. As with electricity, it’s the degree to which there is resistance that a fire, spark or short-circuit gets created. If you let the energy flow through you, out and “down the river,” it will be easy and you will avoid holding onto resistance in your own body from the session. Think that your hands are very sharp. Use your imaginary sharp hands close to your body on the cord to cut it. Imagine that the energy now moved back to the person it belongs to. This underlies the importance of “Thai Yoga,” in Partner Thai Massage, Workshop and conscious breathing as a vital part of the process, to help you be like an open, flowing channel. Enjoy the approach of the crisp new season, and I hope to see you in the workshop soon.
Be Well, Pani