Happy New Year everyone! I'm so excited for the New Year. Last night a yoga friend of mine invited us over for a kiddie friendly New Year's Eve and I have to say that it was the best thing ever. My kids had so much fun with her kids. We had lots of delicious food, sparklers, toys, a big yard to run in and beautiful people to enjoy the evening with. I wake up this morning and the guy to fix the ceiling in the garage will be coming. It looks like I may have to help move things out of the garage and this may be a work day. I'll be happy to get the house in order and I've simply been working on getting things in order.
Today I wanted to talk about my thai yoga teacher's video of his foundational flow. His name is Michael Sitzer and he is amazing. I was first introduced to Thai Yoga in my 200 hr yoga teacher training and loved it. A couple months later I talked to a friend who was interested in this service and it lit a spark in me. I already have a fire passion towards yoga and this allowed me to add a therapeutic healing edge to my private sessions. I loved how it combined yoga with deeper stretching, traction and accupressure. When I work with my thai yoga clients, I follow this flow except I also took his advanced course and I pepper in some advanced moves as well. When I was looking for a teacher I watched A LOT of videos. I came across Michael's and was immediately like, I have to go to this teacher. He is from Asheville North Carolina and he did some workshops in Atlanta. I signed up right away, got in my car and spent a few weekends with Michael.
I am amazed by the healing power of touch. When I got started with thai work, I didn't know what to expect. After working with many clients I have a new view on people in general. Almost everyone that I work with has some kind of emotional or physical pain. I developed a compassion for people in a much more intense way. Many times at festivals, I would have people come down on my mat and simply crave a loving touch. One lady told me that as she has aged, she hardly ever gets touched anymore in a nurturing way. When we are children we climb all over everyone and people constantly pick us up and hug and kiss us. At least I do this with my children. As adults we seem to develop more physical separation. When we interact with each other there seems to be a bubble around us and other people and we never enter into other people's bubble space. I look at myself like a mother to my clients and I nurture them in a loving way as if they are still a child at heart who needs compassion and so much healing. I literally feel loving energy from my hands shooting into them. I see a world in pain and there is so much that we all can do to help heal each other.
One thing that I have been doing is making up with people I care about. There has been some old wounds with me and my brother's and even though we get along and are cordial with each other there still seemed to be some kind of tension. We carry this tension in our tissues. I love my brother's but I realized I was holding onto some anger and it was me who was suffering. I recently called them and said, I know things got messed up somehow but that I love them and I'm sorry for whatever part I may have had in that. I don't care anymore if I'm right or wrong, I surrender because I love them and I know things can be better. I also see that they also suffer so it's good for one of us to break the ice and simply talk about it. When I made these calls to my 4 brothers, I cried. I cried very deeply and I didn't realize how much it affected me until we had this healing conversation. I was able to talk to 3 of my 4 brothers and I think the 4th one simply isn't ready. Anyway, I literally felt an energetic weight lift off of me that I was carrying around. This anger, fear, resentment and negativity is also carried in our tissues. When I work with people I feel their pain. I feel how we are all still like children needing and craving encouragement, validation, love and kindness. For me, thai yoga has been a powerful healer. It's amazing how the power of a loving touch can heal the soul so much. It has encouraged me to be brave and heal my own wounds that I carried around with me. Our issues are in our tissues as they say. As we open our bodies it is not uncommon to release some of these emotions. I have often had people cry as they are being stretched because they are releasing so much this emotional tension. As a healer, it is rewarding for me to simply let the healing begin.
Check out Michael's video and if you think you could benefit from this type of service then let me know. I would love to work with you. Simply click on the contact page for my information and let's work it out together. You are not alone.