The healing arts of the Phillipines are numerous, and have their roots in shamanic or metaphysical practices. These are based on an indigenous science, and usually have elements of both. The highlight of this workshop will introduce cultural practices, such as those taken for Ablon (aka Hilot), a traditional form of manual therapy used by Filipino healers and practitioners of the Filipino martial arts to treat neurovascular and musculoskeletal conditions sustained during the course of daily living or training.
This two-day workshop will cover the follow:
- Indigenous science and concepts
- Self-stretches and their Ablon application
- Triangular breathing exercises
- Pekkel (Ablon subcategory)
- Special exercises from the Filipino martial arts
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Way of the Ancient Healer provides an overview of the rich tradition of Filipino healing practices, discussing their origins, world influences, and role in daily life. Enhanced with over 200 photographs and illustrations, the book combines years of historical research with detailed descriptions of the spiritual belief system that forms the foundation of these practices. Giving readers a rare look at modern-day Filipino healing rituals, the book also includes personal examples from author Virgil Mayor Apostolâ€™s own experiences with shamanic healing and dream interpretation.