The range as well as the depth of movement is maximised
whereby one stroke is able to cover the full length of the body from
the tips of the fingers to the toes. The recipient lies on two floor
mats while the masseur applies the foot like a hand, one at a time,
holding on to a support rope for extra balance. Contrary to popular
belief the practitioner does not stand or walk on the back. Most certainly
this ancient system of massage involves a high level of skill by the
practitioner. Intricate footwork sweeps, kneads and frictions the
skin and connective tissue which supports the muscles, organs and
energy pathways (meridians).
WARRIORS OF STILLNESS
The warriors of southern India developed a system of unarmed and armed
combat called Kalari. In peacetime Kalari used a sequence of movements
which retained a martial aspect, yet were geared towards artistic
expression (Katakali Dance Form), self healing and spiritual development
(yoga forms and postures) and the art of Kal Chavutti Thirumal whose
spiral movements embody aspects of all three disciplines.
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