The connection between chakras and meridians and the physical body in yoga and massage.
A weekend workshop with Robert Henderson.
From the moment we are born to the day we die, our bodies absorb and use energy. Energy we use for our everyday growth and development.
When we think of energy, we tend to think of the nutritional energy we get from food, or from water, air or sunshine. These are the energies which help grow and maintain our eleven bodily systems.
However, we also absorb and use another type of energy. Energy from our environment and energy from the people we live and work with. This type of energy is known as subtle energy and it is used to grow and maintain our emotional, mental and spiritual health.
Although it is called subtle, this type of energy can have a strong physical effect on your body. Think for a moment how your body feels when someone makes you angry or how it feels when you suddenly hit turbulence during a flight. Anger expands your muscles, making them hard and tight. Fear cools them, making them contracted and stiff.
This workshop examines the relationship between subtle energy and the physical body. It specifically looks at the connection between the parts of your body where you store subtle energy, known as your chakras and meridians, and the physical condition of the parts of your body where those chakras and meridians are located.
The aim of the workshop is to show that pain in certain parts of your body, such as your lower abdomen, mid-back or upper arms may not necessarily be physical in origin, but can be energetic in origin and that by treating the energy that is causing you such physical discomfort, the discomfort goes away.
The workshop examines twenty area of the body where physical discomfort relating to subtle energy can be found. It explains the cause or origin behind each condition and explains what needs to be done energetically to release each one. The twenty discomforts are:
Weakness in the fronts of the knees.
Weakness at the backs of the knees.
Tightness in the quadriceps.
Tight hamstrings (actually, contracted hamstrings)
Tightness in the groin (AIIS)
Pain and weakness in the lower back.
Pain, weakness and coldness in the lower abdomen.
Tightness across the chest.
Tight (contracted) intercostal muscles.
Stiffness in shoulder blade rotation.
Hard, tight, painful shoulders (both trapezius and below trapezius).
Pain and weakness in the upper arm, forearm, elbow and wrist.
Inflammation and/or tightness in the neck.
Tightness in the jaw and teeth-grinding.
This workshop is open to practitioners and teachers of all types of bodywork and self-development. It is especially useful useful to yoga practitioners who may be experiencing any of the these discomforts; to yoga teachers whose students may be experiencing any of these discomforts and to massage therapists whose clients may be experiencing any of these discomforts. The answers provided in this workshop will be invaluable.
October 27 Saturday, from 11:00 to 18:00 (1 hour lunch break).
October 28 Sunday, from 11:00 to 15:00
To secure your place a bank transfer is required (please contact us for bank details)
School provides fresh water and tea.
International Training Massage School and Thai Hand Yoga Center Berlin is a traditional health center that offers professional courses, classes, workshops, treatments and retreats. Students receive internationally recognized certifications. ITM Thai Hand is internationally accredited and also located in Amsterdam and Chiang Mai.
About the Instructor:
Robert Henderson has been teaching and practicing Thai massage for fifteen years. He specialises in energy work, releasing the effects of emotional hurt from the physical body and re-aligning the soul-body with its true purpose. His book 'Emotion and Healing in the Energy Body' is a detailed examination of the link between subtle energy and the condition of the physical body. He has worked exclusively with the yoga community for ten years, helping practitioners move through blocks and resistances in order to deepen their practice. He is an instructor-level member of Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI). Based in Vienna, Robert teaches and gives treatments throughout Europe. For more information please visit his website at: www.roberthenderson.info