Here are the upcoming Course dates:-

21st Oct. 2013 – 1st Nov. 2013 – Ayurveda Yoga Massage Course (Goa, India)
11th Nov. 2013 – 6th Dec. 2013 – 4 weeks Ayurveda Course (Goa, India)
18th Nov. 2013 – 29th Nov. 2013 – Chavutti Thirumal (Rope Massage Course, Goa, India)
9th Dec. 2013 – 20th Dec. 2013 – Siddha Marma Points Massage Course (Goa, India)
23rd Dec. 2013 – 27th Dec. 2013 – Shila Abhyanga (Hot Stone course, Goa, India)
23rd Dec. 2013 – 27th Dec. 2013 – Foot Reflexology (Goa, India)
6th Jan. 2014 – 31st Jan. 2014 – 4 weeks Ayurveda Course (Goa, India)
13th Jan. 2014 – 24th Jan. 2014 – Chavutti Thirumal (Rope Massage Course, Goa, India)
4th Feb. 2014 – 15th Feb. 2014 – Siddha Marma Points Massage Course (Goa, India)
17th Feb. 2014 – 28th Feb. 2014 – Aithein Healing Massage Course (Goa, India)
4th Mar. 2014 – 30th Mar. 2014 – 4 weeks Ayurveda Course (Goa, India)
10th Mar. 2014 – 21st Mar. 2014 – Chavutti Thirumal (Rope Massage Course, Goa, India)
7th Apr. 2014 – 18th Apr. 2014 – Ayurveda Yoga Massage Course (Goa, India)

Complete Course Schedule : COURSE SCHEDULE

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We consider learning and practice of the basic form of T’ai Chi a must for anyone who wants to learn and practice bodywork because it will teach the aspirant and fledgling practitioner to take a stance at the massage table that will support the work by giving you leverage – by empowering you to act from your body’s center of gravity.  But apart from the body mechanics, there is something else to T’ai Chi that will help you.  You learn to be in a natural flow.  In this respect, the spirit of T’ai Chi and the spirit of bodywork are one and the same.  This is what T’ai Chi master Hua Ching Ni has to say about it:

“In doing T’ai Chi movement and in living our lives, our goal is to be healthy and normal.  Nothing special, just normal.  The movement in T’ai Chi practice is a constant, healthy flow, not an erratic flow that is subnormal or abnormal.”

“Part of living a healthy, spiritual life includes being active in the morning and reposeful in the evening.  A healthy schedule is good for your practice as well as for your health and your overall wellbeing.  Do those things that are of lasting benefit rather than short lived advantage or immediate gratification.”

“A practitioner of self-cultivation [and of bodywork we might add] practices endurance under pressure and maintains balance when there is no trouble.  Therefore, an achieved one, like the center of the universe, is inexhaustible.”

“Our goal is to fully achieve ourselves while living within the inescapable network of worldly life.  Other spiritual traditions claim that liberation means giving up worldly life to live as a hermit in the forest or as a beggar in the streets.  That kind of liberation is only a futile attempt to escape from life.  Life is an inescapable network in which everyone is involved.  True freedom from difficulties, be they conceptual, spiritual or physical, cannot be found in an artificial lifestyle.  A truly achieved person is someone whose spirit is free, whatever the circumstances of life happen to be; in other words,  a healthy person who is able to rise above passing troubles that have no real importance.”

“Doing T’ai Chi is so simple.  When I describe it intellectually it may sound complicated, but that is not the reality.  When you truly practice a gentle physical art such as T’ai Chi movement [or a protocol of a specific bodywork treatment] it is not just an exercise [not just a professional service], it is life.  In life, each moment and each action expresses the same integral truth that T’ai Chi movement embodies and expresses.  Nothing can separate you or your actions from that truth.”

Do your T’ai Chi and your bodywork as if they were one and the same, which in essence they are, albeit not in form.  You will be successful in life and work alike because you are balanced and steady; because you know how to pace yourself.  It is important for you that you sense how you should pace yourself in all circumstances.  There is a story that explains the importance of pacing oneself:

“A young man traveled far to meet a famous teacher.  When he finally met that teacher, the teacher asked, “What do you want from me?”
“I wish to be your student and become wise in spirit and skillful in the ways of the world. How long must I study?”
“A minimum of twenty years,” the teacher replied.
“Twenty years is a long time”, said the young man.  “What if I study twice as hard as all your other students, can I do it in ten?”
“No, then it would take forty years”, was the teacher’s reply.
“Why is that? If I work very hard it should be less?”
“No.  When you are fixated on achievement the might becomes tight and one is further from achievement than before.”

In bodywork as in T’ai Chi: Be consistent but do NOT push yourself.

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So I hope you enjoyed this….


I’ll be back with more. Thanks for reading, and see you soon!

Gagori Mitra