The ancient Indian practice of yoga is taught in various locations on Koh Tao, and is an ideal way to learn to relax, find focus and tone the body. There are many styles of yoga and quite a few forms are available here for those who would like to learn or keep up their practice. Yoga focuses on developing awareness of the breath with various poses or postures intended to stretch and strengthen the body, and in turn, the mind and spirit.
T’ai chi is a moving practice to bring harmony and balance to mind, body and spirit. It uses a repeated sequence of flowing movements with meditation and attention to breathing and focus on the flow of vital energy in and around the body for optimal health and well-being.
An energetic healing technique for yourself and others including animals and plants, Reiki is also available on Koh Tao. Based on an ancient natural healing system, it is now well known and used world wide. With the understanding that all life is connected, Reiki is one form of ‘energy’ or ‘consciousness’ healing and is a wonderful way for those interested to learn more about themselves and others and the effects we all have upon each other and the world around us. Sessions and courses are taught on Koh Tao and make staying on the island an even more peaceful and ‘enlightening’ experience and the opportunity to learn a new skill to take home with you.