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It is a wonderful thing to add the dimension of authenticity to your Indigenous, Traditional Thai Yoga Ayurveda practice by spending time in Thailand. We offer several opportunities a year for SomaVeda® Indigenous Thai Yoga students, Certified Practitioners and Teachers to travel and train directly with Aachan, Anthony B. James in Thailand. For information on training in Thailand: Click Here!

 

 

What is SomaVeda Thai Yoga Ayurveda Book now Available

What is SomaVeda Thai Yoga Ayurveda? : 49 Systems of Self Expression and Healing

PRESS RELEASE

New comprehensive textbook on the SomaVeda® Integrated Traditional Therapies® style/ system of indigenous, traditional medicine based on Ayurveda and Thai Yoga of Thailand!
Brooksville, FL, Release Date: 11/07/2016 –

What is SomaVeda Thai Yoga Ayurveda?

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® is a system of religious therapeutics, wellness, health, healing, way of life and martial arts. It is based on the integration of indigenous, traditional therapeutic and spiritually based healing sciences and systems of both Eastern and Western origin.

The ancient and modern systems which form the basis of SomaVeda® are several different countries and cultures such as Thailand, India, China, Tibet, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and the Americas. The most important category of contribution to SomaVeda® is that of The Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine (Ayurveda of Thailand) and Indigenous Traditional Thai Yoga and Medical Massage from the Buddhai Sawan, Buntautuk, Wat Po, Anantasuk and Lek Chaiya Jap Sen traditional schools. In particular, the basis of primary techniques are Royal and Northern branches of Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine (ITTM/ TTM).

The book provides clear and concise insight into What SomaVeda® style Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Ayurveda is and the variety of possibilities of what it can be!

Readers will especially appreciate the detailed explanations for the principles, theories behind the practice. There is much confusion as to what exactly Indigenous Thai Yoga (sometimes referred to as Traditional Thai Massage) is. This book dispells the myths and inaccuracies. Once you read it you will see what Indigenous Thai Yoga & Ayurveda are a comprehensive holistic medical practice on par with any other traditional system of medicine such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and or Classical Ayurveda.

SomaVeda® style Indigenous Thai Yoga has become the nucleus of a new lifestyle and right livelihood for the thousands of US and Thai students, practitioners and teachers. Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage (Indigenous Thai Yoga Therapy), also called “Ryksaa Thang Nuad Phaen Boran Thai” or the “ancient Chirothesia (Yoga Therapy) or hands-on healing” of Thailand, is born of a long tradition.

This unique system of indigenous, traditional, natural medicine and Yoga therapy finds it’s ancient roots first in the traditions of classical Ayurveda as far back as the 5th century BCE. Subsequently, the Vedic health and medical practices eventually became common practice in SE Asia. Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand were heavily influenced by succeeding generations of Buddhist influence, philosophy and practice. Some form of this traditional medicine has been taught and practiced in various locations for about 2500 years.

The founder and lead teacher of the SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Indigenous Thai Yoga Ayurveda system Dr. Anthony B. James, explains the incredible possibilities of what SomaVeda® is in his own words.

Two ways to get the book: Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy

Trade Paperback: Only $14.95: To review or order the paperback order on Amazon CLICK HERE!

Kindle Edition: Only $9.95: To review or order the Kindle version CLICK HERE!

AUTHOR BIO:
The outstanding credits of Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T, MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.),OMD, PhD,RAAP, SMOKH include: Author, lecturer, Aachan and Master of Indigenous,Traditional Thai Medicine and Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage, Traditional Naturopath, Medical Doctor(AM) specializing in Pastoral, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural, Native American and alternative medicine, Registered Ayurveda Clinician and Doctor of Philosophy in Indigenous Medicine.

Over 20,000 students have gone through his SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® educational programs since 1984. Honored by Royal Thai Government several times,TAT, Receiver of the Friend of Thailand award for Thai Medicine, Bangkok, Aachan and/or Master teacher and FIRST Westerner authorized to share Indigenous, Traditional Thai Medicine (Indigenous Thai Yoga Therapy & Thai Ayurveda) in the west.

Ayurveda of Thailand Book now Available

Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy

PRESS RELEASE

New comprehensive textbook on the Ayurveda and Thai Yoga of Thailand!
Brooksville, FL, Release Date: 09/05/2016 –

Ayurveda of Thailand

Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Thai Yoga are part of what makes Thailand, Thailand. The Royal ( Court or “Southern” Style) is the most classical form.

The book provides clear and concise instructions and details for the practice in a clinical setting. Over 160 photo and graphic illustrations present each traditional application in a logical format.

Readers will especially appreciate the detailed and well researched history and medical anthropology of Thailand’s great contribution to the world heritage of indigenous, traditional medicine systems. Thai Yoga Therapy is on par with Traditional Chinese Medicine and others.

It has become the nucleus of a new lifestyle and right livelihood for the thousands of US and Thai students, practitioners and teachers. Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage (Indigenous Thai Yoga Therapy), also called “Ryksaa Thang Nuad Phaen Boran Thai” or the “ancient Chirothesia (Yoga Therapy) or hands-on healing” of Thailand, is born of a long tradition.

This unique system of indigenous, traditional, natural medicine and Yoga therapy finds it’s ancient roots first in the traditions of classical Ayurveda as far back as the 5th century BCE. Subsequently, the Vedic health and medical practices eventually became common practice in SE Asia. Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand were heavily influenced by succeeding generations of Buddhist influence, philosophy and practice. Some form of this traditional medicine has been taught and practiced in various locations for about 2500 years.

Two ways to get the book: Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy

Trade Paperback: Only $19.95: To review or order the paperback order on Amazon CLICK HERE!

Kindle Edition: Only $9.95: To review or order the Kindle version CLICK HERE!

 

News Update! July 2017:  Just awarded the 2017 Silver Medal Winner in the eLit Awards (independent publishing) digital publishing excellence in the “New Age/ Mind-Body-Spirit award category!

eLit Silver Medal Award 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR BIO:
The outstanding credits of Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T, MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.),OMD, PhD,RAC,SMOKH include: Author, lecturer, Aachan and Master of Indigenous,Traditional Thai Medicine and Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage, Traditional Naturopath, Medical Doctor(AM) specializing in Pastoral, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural, Native American and alternative medicine, Registered Ayurveda Clinician and Doctor of Philosophy in Indigenous Medicine.

Over 20,000 students have gone through his SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® educational programs since 1984. Honored by Royal Thai Government several times,TAT, Receiver of the Friend of Thailand award for Thai Medicine, Bangkok, Aachan and/or Master teacher and FIRST Westerner authorized to share Traditional Thai Medical Massage (Thai Yoga Therapy) in the west.

First Annual Advanced Thai Yoga Teachers Workshop

First Annual Advanced Thai Yoga Teachers Workshop

Thursday July 21st. to Sunday July 24th. 2016

First Annual Advanced Thai Yoga Workshop for Teachers

The 1st. Annual Advanced Teacher Workshop and Conference was held at the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida. The ONACS Church Seminary sponsored gathering hosted SomaVeda® Teachers from Tennessee, California, Ohio and Florida for four days of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy. The gathering was specifically limited to Certified Teachers. Facilitators were Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James, Khruu Dr. Julie James, Khruu Daniel Kram. Additional attendees were SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Teachers: Khruu, Dr. Arianna Coe (Knoxville, TN), Khruu Alex Ryberg (Cincinnatti, OH) and Khruu Suzi Corgiat (Fresno, CA).

Topics covered ranged from advanced techniques and variations of all SomaVeda® Traditional Vinyassa to individual specific coaching for those teachers wanting to give and to get more from their classes and personal practice. SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga is a diverse, comprehensive holistic system based indigenous, traditional Thai Ayurvedic Medicine and other indigenous medicine practices.

Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James shares new information on Thai Ayurveda and it's historical and spiritual lineage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone was keen to discuss how to develop more holistic and comprehensive practices for themselves and for their students and graduates. Additional intensive coursework covered developing therapeutic strategies, The role of Homeopathy/ Electro-homeopathy, herbology, indications, contra-indications, clinical applications for serious illnesses and other adjunct therapies integration with therapy protocols.

The new energy Sen line full sized manikin was unveiled! It is great to have an advanced discussion about Sen Lines with a life sized, three dimensional model!

New research on the origins and history of Thai Ayurveda and the roots of SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga was revealed. We are now able to flesh out the historical details of the spiritual healing traditions we practice in a way not possible just a few years ago. This new research will be published and made available to the public in the form of a new book by the end of August this year.

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Is Annual SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Conference and workshop ends at a local Thai Restaurant… Of course!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants were able to spend time socializing and sharing in a way not often possible during the busy and committed hours of CTP’s!

All participant Certified received Advanced Somaveda® Certificates/ CE hrs. sufficient to meet their years annual CE requirement.

Commitments were made to host the Second Annual SomaVeda® Teacher conference and workshop in 2017. Dates TBA.

Teachers who commit to Advanced training and working within their community of other teachers are the ones you want to train with!

See you next year!

 

SomaVeda® Bio-Tapp/ EFT and Thai Yoga Part 1

cropped-SomaVeda_Logo_BW_3-1.pngSomaVeda® Bio-Tapp/ EFT and Thai Yoga Part 1

SomaVeda® Bio-Tapp/ EFT and Thai Yoga Part 1

Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliation

 I was first introduced to the concept of “tapping” to balance energy in the meridians by late Grand Master of Thai Medicine, Aachan, Moh Boontum Kitniwan in 1988. The technique in Thai is referred to as “Tok Sen” (Hit the Line). In 1991, I was introduced to a Japanese variation by master of Shiatsu, Toshiko Phipps.

The initial techniques Toshi introduced to me were performed with a little wooden hammer and a wooden probe (Manaka Hammer). We would do a pulse and or Hara assessment to determine which meridians and corresponding points would need balancing and then apply the probe and tapp it with the hammer. Toshi also related to me that it was her understanding that originally the technique was part of Tibetan and Chinese acupuncture. My feeling and understanding of what these various masters told me is that the use is quite ancient and was practiced in some form or another throughout Asia and Southeast Asia.

Read moreSomaVeda® Bio-Tapp/ EFT and Thai Yoga Part 1

Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Treatment Protocols Work

Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Treatment Protocols Work: The SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Treatment Program

Thai Yoga Therapy Role in Cancer Palliation

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

The list of both clinical and anecdotal benefits and medicinal claims for Traditional Thai Medicine, Traditional Thai Massage and derivatives is quite long.  In one article I posted I listed over 40 clinically verifiable benefits  and an equal number of traditionally ascribing healing benefits. The challenge I am faced with today is that what is actually the practice or practices that when a benefit is claimed is actually the basis for the claim? More than this, what are the Thai Yoga Treatment Protocols That Work?

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Thai Yoga Rocking into Dak Kha

Thai Yoga Rocking into Dak Kha

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 Rocking into Dak Kha

The Southern method Vinyasa (SomaVeda® Ayurvedic Thai Yoga: Level Two) offers the Thai Yoga practitioner a gold mine of breakouts and emphasis which can be accessed to bring relief and increase well being for an individual client. The Vinyasa (Yoga Therapy Flow) are divided up into five major attitudes such as the Supine Position, Side Lying Position, Prone Positio, Second Supine (Abdominal/ Leg Stretching) Position and Seated position.

Thai Yoga Rocking into Dak Kha (Inward Bent Knee/ Hurdlers Stretch) is a transition from the Sao Nong (Raised Bent Knee) into the Inward Bent Knee posture in the Supine position… The reason I want to bring attention to this transition is the Rocking position is what we call a Master Release position. My definition of a Master Release position is any position or Asana that when done by it’s self long enough will effect a full body release and other benefits.

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SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief for Headaches and Migraines

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief For Headaches and Migraines

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

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).

Lets address the features of Headaches including,  Chronic Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Stress and Tension Headaches and headache type syndromes which may be mental, emotional and or energetic in origin and how Indigenous Traditional Therapeutic approaches. Specifically how SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief for Headaches and Migraines.

“Foolish is the doctor who despises the knowledge of the ancients”

 Hippocrates

Where do we find this knowledge of the ancients?

Much wisdom of the ancients has been passed down through countless generations in the religious, wisdom and medicine teachings of indigenous and traditional native cultures.

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Thai Yoga offers relief from Headaches

Many different words are used to describe and define the diagnosis of what we generally refer to as “Headache Disorders“. Wikipedia’s International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD)(1) demonstrates clearly that Headache Disorder is more appropriately considered a syndrome as there are many types of headache classification and no singular set of symptoms and or causes. According to the ICHD there are at least fourteen different classifications which contains explicit diagnostic criteria.  In my opinion a Headache Disorder is a non-specific term for medical problems affecting the head, neck and or shoulder region.

In conventional/ western medicine most headaches and headache disorders are treated with prescription and OTC chemical drugs such as Ibuprofen and Elavil (Amitriptyline- an antidepressent!) not only do these drugs burden the headache sufferer with additional unwanted effects, but in clinical trials have been found to not be as effective. In fact Thai Yoga Offers Relief for Headaches and Migraines as a therapy that are significantly more effective with none of the unwanted side effects associated with drug based therapies.(34)

Read moreSomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief for Headaches and Migraines

Photo’s from the September 200 Hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Program

The September 200 Hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Program

Learn Thai Yoga
SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Certified Teacher Khruu Alex Ryberg demonstrates in CTP course.

Officially we have successfully completed our first year here at the ONACS Sanctuary hosting programs with the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and The Thai Yoga Center. Students from around the country attended intensive course work and in-class practice in the CTP1 curriculum. Course work included but was not limited to: Thai Traditional Medicine, Thai Traditional Massage: SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies: Thai Yoga style, Classical Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy, Sacred Nutrition and food based therapies, GMO issues, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Table, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Chair, Classic Southern Method (Buddhai Sawan, Wat Po, Anantasuk styles), Classic Northern Method (Nuad Boran, Lek Chaiya, Tawee styles), Jap Sen, Tok Sen, Hill Tribe variants, Thai Yoga scientific research, Indications and Contra-indications, Psycho-spiritual and emotional therapeutics, Ayurveda Theory and Philosopy and specific ONACS Protocols for bringing relief of suffering to those afflicted with Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Pain and inflammatory disorders such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Gut Dysbiosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Students additionally completed studies on Natural and non-invasive alternatives using both traditional and evolving therapeutic approaches to infection and infectious disorders such as Lymes Disease, AIDS, Lupus and many more.

Also included course work on Native American Medicine, ceremony and practices which also included a field trip to the Pan-O-Kee Inter-tribal Powwow. We met with tribal elders and participated up close and personal Native Crafts, Music and traditional Dancing.

Students received instruction on over 62 different established Health and wellness benefits of Thai Yoga and Traditional Thai Massage both traditional and modern scientifically validated.

Additional course work included practice, business and ministry ethics and practice building.

To see complete CTP1 course description CLICK HERE!

Classes were led by SomaVeda® Certified Teachers: Aachan, Anthony B James, Khruu Julie James, Khruu Daniel Kram, Khruu Alex Ryberg and assistent Khruu Suzi Corgiat.

This is the best place and way to Learn Thai Yoga!

To See the Thai Yoga Photo Gallery from this September 200 Hour SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate course CLICK HERE!

Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga

Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

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).

I want to say that there is much evidence to demonstrate that Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga are made for each other. This is in two different context which I will elaborate more in the body of this article. First, if there is such a thing and Second even if there is no such thing as “Fibromyalgia” then Thai Yoga (Thai Traditional Massage) may be a perfect solution to the aggregate of symptoms which this shot gun term refers to. Thai Traditional Massage (Thai Yoga) offers solutions that emphasize the whole person, not just their physical pain.

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