Thai Yoga Vipassana

# 7 Thai Yoga Vipassana, Dyana, insight meditation

Thai Yoga Eight Fold Path

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

Thai Yoga Vipassana is not passive and introspective. Thai Yoga Vipassana is active and extraverted. It is the idea of meditation in a dynamic form. In other words, Vipassana almost always has an element of movement of some kind. Some examples are slow walking or meditating while practicing Thai Yoga we work on someone on the mat or doing a traditional Vinyasa. Working on another person in a thoughtful, deliberate, and conscious way while following the breath is a form of Vipassana.

We say we have three kinds of meditations: sitting, walking and sharing Nuad (Nuat Thai). Find your real abiding mind in thought, action, and deed. In Vipassana we can either sit, walk or practice SomaVeda® style Thai Yoga Therapy.

The idea is that your client becomes the object of your focus of attention. The performance of the session is a moving dynamic form of insight meditation. We are practicing an interactive and dynamic Ayurvedic healing art with another person as a moving meditation.

What’s the benefit of Vipassana?

The benefit of Vipassana is calmness and serenity, which are the antithesis of the stress of life. Additionally Vipassana is structured to create insight. Vipassana is typically called “Insight Meditation”. This is what my first Vipassana teacher Phaa Khruu Aachan Cha called it ” Insight Meditation”. Who couldn’t benefit from a little bit of insight? It’s not random insight. It’s insight into the reality of life, of you, and of nature. What’s between this and that that you are so occupied with?

Find your real abiding mind in thought, action and deed. In other words, this means irrespective of events and circumstances. There’s a way to be you and to know yourself in every possible situation of life and that’s what Vipassana is for. Vipassana is a way I can learn how to meditate and I can do my meditation no matter what is going on around me. I can meditate next to my car, which just broke down on the road. I can meditate in a war zone. I can meditate in a hospital room. I can meditate when I’m in pain. I can meditate in any circumstance. By practicing Vipassana, we learn how to consciously take control of our inner states irrespective of external environments.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Eight Fold Path

  1. Yamas
  2. Niyama
  3. Asana
  4. Pranayama
  5. Wai Khruu
  6. Samatha
  7. Vipassana
  8. Promiiwihan Sii

Thai Yoga Eight Fold Path is part of the Lines, Wheels, Points and Remedies: SomaVeda® Level Four Ayurveda and Thai Traditional Medicine and Taditional Thai Massage (Yoga Therapy) course taught to all students in the 200 Hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate class held at the US National Home for Traditional Thai Massage based healing arts, The Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida.  End hand injury, hand pain and stress now. Learn SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and Indigenous Traditional Natural Medicine. www.ThaiYogaCenter.Com

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