How Ohashi Method™/Ohashiatsu® Can Bring a Healing Touch for Yoga that Students and Teachers Will Love
By Ambria Mathew, Founder, Zoga Yoga
While many Yogis worldwide embrace an holistic approach to health and wellness, utilizing Ayurveda, massage, reiki, crystals and other modalities, the Ohashi Method/Ohashiatsu is especially effective to combine with Yoga practice. Developed by Ohashi sensei over 40 years of teaching and practice, his method combines stretching muscles and meridians together as part of a treatment. These meridians or energy lines are similar to the Nadi lines spoken of in Yoga, which we want to keep energized for well-being and health.
For many people who practice yoga, their precious tools may include their yoga mat, a copy of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and perhaps the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. I would also recommend Ohashi’s latest DVD as a valuable tool because it combines two modalities in an easy to adapt-format, for both private students and group class situations. It also provides an excellent introduction to Ohashiatsu® for those Yogis eager to explore this beautiful modality of holistic bodywork, and a great visual as to how they could possibly combine it with the Yoga Practice.
Learning various stretches and pressure points will help sedate muscles, and allow the flow of prana. While I am grateful to have completed and graduated the Ohashiatsu Program, I realize some people may want something they can use with private yoga students, or even themselves. The best investment would be the newest Ohashi Method™ DVD (you can find it at Ohashi.com) that takes Yoga students and teachers on a journey through basic stretches that relate to meridians in the body.
Ambria is an International Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher (ERYT), certified in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Pre/Post Natal & Kids Yoga. She has taught and shared her teachings for over 10 years in the United States, Canada, and India. She is the founder of Zoga Yoga, a Yoga Alliance Registered school that provides private Yoga classes, workshops, teacher instruction, and retreats. To learn more about Ambria and Zoga Yoga, visit her website at zogayoga.com