After Thai Yoga Massage you may be given a functional movement to do on your own (at home) for maintenance. The movements in this style of Yoga are simple/gentle and will be specific to what comes up for you during treatment. It’s important to maintain the results of treatment for as long as possible, the body has tendency to tighten and return to the remembered dysfunction. Keeping the body open and free isn’t difficult but it does involve doing a little everyday. Pandiculation is an all-over yawning (like a dog or cat), similar to when you wake up in the morning. It’s this type of restful opening in the body that we work towards creating. The emphasis of this approach is not on achieving postures, but to use them to undo tension. Using a pandiculatory quality in movement is a safe alternative to stretching. A key aim is to lengthen and release the spine and never to compromise the comfort of the spine to achieve any particular shape. So postures aren’t forced onto the body – the body is encouraged to open into the postures.
Do not kill the instinct of the body for the glory of the pose. Do not look at your body like a stranger, but adopt a friendly approach towards it. Watch it, listen to it, observe its needs, its requests and even have fun.Vanda Scaravelli