October 25, 2021


David Wells on "Winds in Traditional Thai Yoga"

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Frances Garrett Tony Scott
David Wells on "Winds in Traditional Thai Yoga"
Buddhist Studies Footnotes
David Wells on "Winds in Traditional Thai Yoga"

Oct 25 2021 | 00:29:32


Show Notes

David Wells introduces Thai Yoga, “Reusi Dat Ton,” and its place within the traditions of Buddhist Yoga and Mahasiddhas. Tracing its development from India into Nepal, Tibet and the Ancient Lanna Kingdom of Southeast Asia, he discusses how wind is managed in “Reusi Dat Ton” from breathing techniques and visualization to self-massage, joint mobilization and full body exercises. The video presentation features images of techniques as depicted in traditional artwork including: statues, murals, and illustrations from manuscripts.

This presentation is part of the Buddhism and Breath Summit, which took place online in 2021, with a group of researchers exploring Buddhist practices of working with the breath or the “winds” of the body. The event was co-hosted by Frances Garrett and Pierce Salguero, and co-sponsored by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto and Jivaka.net. You can watch the video of this talk and find other resources from the Buddhism and Breath Summit at Jivaka.net

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