The Energy Lines: A Thai Massage Workshop with Zoltan Gyorgyovics
The theoretical foundation of Thai massage is based on the concept of invisible energy lines running through the body. The Indian origin and influence is obvious here since the background of this theory clearly lies in Yoga philosophy. Yoga philosophy states that life energy (called Prana) is absorbed with the air we breathe and with the food we eat. Along a network of energy lines, the Prana Nadis, the human being is then supplied with this vital energy.
Out of these energy lines Thai massage has selected ten mainlines on which there are especially important acupressure points. Massaging these lines and points makes it possible to treat a whole range of diseases, release blockades, stimulate the free flow of Prana and restore general well-being.
As we talk about energy lines, we are dealing with invisible currents that can be felt and experienced, but cannot be found by dissection anywhere in the body. Any attempt to draw these lines is simply creating a concept, something static out of a living and moving flow. That is helpful for teaching purposes and to illustrate the idea, but no line chart will ever get close to explaining the reality of prana.
So, energy work cannot really be learned from charts, but they are a starting point that allows the intuition for line work to arise. As soon as that has happened, the therapist will simply follow his/her hands, his/her feelings and know what is right for the particular patient.
In these two workshop sessions we will see the running of two main energy lines: Sen Sumana, the center line of the body, also called the universal line, directly linked to Sushumna Nadi - and Sen Ittha and Pingala, the female and male energy, like yin and yang, directly linked to Ida and Pingala Nadi.
We will see the running of each line throughout the whole body and will be introduced to the therapeutic quality of each lines. Our work will be focused to palpate and feel the lines and learn techniques to clear the energy pathways to allow the free flow of energy to move. We will work with both, static and dynamic techniques, according to the patients body type.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Zoltan Gyorgyovics travelled to India at the age of 23 to study Hindi and Sitar. There, he also came across Yoga and started to practice intensively at the Shivananda ashram in Rishikesh.
Zoltan is an authorized Thai Yoga Massage Teacher of the Sunshine Network since 2014. He is a student in Osteopathy since 2016 and received his diploma in Craniosacral Therapy in 2018.
He is trained in Medical Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Biodynamics, Osteothai (“where Thai Massage meets Osteopathy”) as well as in Vipassana Meditation. He teaches Thai Yoga Massage workshops and retreats in Europe and Asia since 2008.
"Zoltan is not a monk, guru or yogi... he is just a simple human being with a big heart!
When he teaches, his whole being is blooming. His huge passion for holistic bodywork, his sensitivity and sincerity, his authenticity and big compassionate heart is touching his students right into their essence and awakens and inspires them to practice and share this beautiful art of touch... “
To find out more please visit Zoltan’s website www.zoltangyorgyovics.com
Zoltan Gyorgyovics will lead this workshop on the weekend of October 17, and 18, 2020
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.
Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:
Sen Sumana - the center line of the body, also called the universal line, directly linked to Sushumna Nadi.
Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:
Sen Ittha and Pingala - the female and male energy, like yin and yang, direclty linked to Ida and Pingala Nadi.
This workshop is designed for all body workers, manual therapists, yoga students, yoga teachers and all those generally interested in the body and its healing arts.
Zoltan teaches in English.
The cost is Fr. 160.- for both sessions, Fr. 90.- per single session.
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
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