13 Feb Thai Yoga Beginning Prayer
Thai Massage (also referred to as Thai Yoga or Lazy Man’s Yoga) is a very spiritually oriented modality and has been in practice for more than 2,500 years. Today Thai Massage is practiced as a very effective way to generate health & well-being. It is a sequence of compressions and stretching preformed with the therapist and client working together. The following is the traditional opening prayer that is said by the therapist kneeling at the feet of the client. It’s pretty cool, so I thought I would share:
We invite the spirit of our Founder, the Father Doctor Shivago, who comes to us through his saintly life. Please bring us the knowledge of all nature, that this prayer will show us the true medicine of the Universe. In the name of this mantra, we respect your help and pray that through our bodies you will bring wholeness and health to the body of our client.
The Goddess of Healing dwells in the heavens high, while mankind dwells in the world below. In the name of the Founder, may the heavens be reflected in the earth below so that this healing medicine may encircle the world.
We pray for the one whom we touch, that he/she will be happy and that any illness will be released.