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We hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂 We have been  keeping ourselves occupied at Sukkasart! On May 23rd, 2011 Sukkasart Institute of Healing Arts conducted a training for BOAT HOUSE (HUA HIN) under “Sukha Organization” (องค์กรแห่งความสุข) campaign.

We had 27 participants and together we shared ideas, thoughts, and feelings on “service excellence” ideas. Lots of laugh and smile and new ideas to take back and put into practice.

Thanks all participants for sharing their laugh and great time with us. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future trainings.


Sukkasart and Dr. Thongchai Thavichachart MD., former Director of Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) and Director of Psoriasis Patient treatment Project by Climatotherapy, shared their experiences on integrative approach at the seminar.

Psoriasis retreat programme is an overall holistic approach for Psoriasis weekend retreat for residents of Thailand. The first retreat will be on Friday – Sunday June 10th – 12th 2011 at The Imperial Lake View Hotel & Golf Club (HUA HIN).

Contact or 032-442-820 for more information and registration.

นพ. ธงชัย ทวิชาชาติ อดีตผู้อำนวยการสถาบันศูนย์ความเป็นเลิศด้านชีววิทยาศาสตร์ของประเทศไทย และผู้ก่อตั้งชมรมการบำบัดโรคสะเก็ดเงินด้วยพลังแสงแดดของประเทศไทย รวมทั้งทีมผู้เชี่ยวชาญทางธรรมชาติบำบัด ขอนำเสนอทางเลือกใหม่ด้วยวิถีธรรมชาติในการดูแลสุขภาพ เพื่อช่วยให้ท่านสามารถนำไปดูแลตนเองใน

ชีวิตประจำวันได้โดยนำองค์ความรู้ทางด้านการบำบัดด้วยพลังธรรมชาติของ “พลังแสงแดด” ที่มีระดับของ UV ที่เหมาะสม ที่เรียกว่า Climatotherapy ทีใช้พลังแสงแดดในยามเช้า และช่วงบ่ายในการบำบัด โดยการบำบัดครั้งนี้ได้เลือกใช้สถานที่ โรงแรมอิมพีเรียล เลควิว โดยนำเสนอวิถีในการดำรงชีวิตอย่างง่ายจาก สถาบันสุขศาสตร์ ที่ช่วยให้เกิดความสมดุลของกายและจิต เช่น การผ่อนคลายกายและจิต การรักษาความสมดุลของโครงร่างของร่างกาย การเคลื่อนไหวเพื่อลดความตึงเครียดของร่างกาย อาหารบำบัด ความสัมพันธ์ของอารมณ์และร่างกาย รวมทั้งการใช้พลังเสียงบำบัด ที่ช่วยสร้างความสมบูรณ์ของร่างกายและจิตใจ และเป็นวิถีชีวิตที่สามารถนำไปใช้ในการดูแลตนเอง และช่วยป้องกันการอักเสบของผิวหนังที่อาจเกิดซ้ำได้
วันศุกร์ที่ 10 – วันอาทิตย์ที่ 12 มิถุนายน 2554
สถานที่ : โรงแรม ดิ อิมพีเรียล เลค วิลล์ (ชะอำ)

สนใจข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม และ สมัครเข้าร่วมการโครงการได้ที่ หรือที่ 032-442-820

Breathing your life

It is thought by many cultures that the process of breathing is the essence of being. A rhythmic process of expansion and contraction, the breath is known as prana or a universal energy that can be used to find a balance between the body-mind, the conscoius-unconscoius. Unlike other bodily functions, the breath is easily used to communicate between these systems, which give us an excellent tool to help facilitate positive change.  We can consciously use breathing to influence the involuntary (sympathetic nervous system) that regulates blood pressure, heart rate, circulation, digestion and many other bodily functions. Pranayama is a yoga practice that literally means the control of life or energy. It uses breathing techniques to change subtle energies within the body for health and well being.

Our physiology change

During times of emotional stress our sympathetic nervous system is stimulated and effects a number of physical responses. Our heart rate rises, we perspire, our muscles tense and our breathing become rapid and shallow. If this process happens over a long period of time, the sympathetic nervous system becomes over stimulated leading to an imbalance that can effect our physical health resulting in inflammation, high blood pressure and muscle pain. Consciously slowing our heart rate, decreasing perspiration and relaxing muscles is more difficult than simply slowing and deepening breathing. The breath can be used to directly influence these stressful changes causing a direct stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system resulting in relaxation and a reversal of the changes seen with the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system. We can see how our bodies know to do this naturally when we take a deep breath or sigh when a stress is relieved.

The breathing process

Breathing can be trained for both positive and negative influences on health. Chronic stress can lead to a restriction of the connective and muscular tissue in the chest resulting in a decrease range of motion of the chest wall. Due to rapid more shallow breathing, the chest does not expand as much as it would with slower deeper breaths and much of the air exchange occurs at the top of the lung tissue towards the head. This results in “chest” breathing. You can see if you are a chest breather by placing your right hand on your chest and your left hand on your abdomen. As you breathe, see which hand rises more. If your right hand rises more, you are a chest breather. If your left hand rises more, you are an abdomen breather.

Chest breathing is inefficient because the greatest amount of blood flow occurs in the lower lobes of the lungs, areas that have limited air expansion in chest breathers. Rapid, shallow, chest breathing results in less oxygen transfer to the blood and subsequent poor delivery of nutrients to the tissues. The good news is that similar to learning to play an instrument or riding a bike, you can train the body to improve its breathing technique. With regular practice you will breathe from the abdomen most of the time, even while asleep. Using and learning proper breathing techniques is one of the most beneficial things that can be done for both short and long term physical and emotional health.

Abdominal breathing

Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is a large muscle located between the chest and the abdomen. When it contracts it is forced downward causing the abdomen to expand. This causes a negative pressure within the chest forcing air into the lungs. The negative pressure also pulls blood into the chest improving the venous return to the heart. This leads to improved stamina in both disease and athletic activity. Like blood, the flow of lymph, which is rich in immune cells, is also improved. By expanding the lung’s air pockets and improving the flow of blood and lymph, abdominal breathing also helps prevent infection of the lung and other tissues. But most of all it is an excellent tool to stimulate the relaxation response that results in less tension and an overall sense of well being. Breathing exercises such as this one should be done twice a day or whenever you find your mind dwelling on upsetting thoughts or when you are experiencing pain.

Place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. When you take a deep breath in, the hand on the abdomen should rise higher than the one on the chest. This insures that the diaphragm is pulling air into the bases of the lungs.

After exhaling through the mouth, take a slow deep breath in through your nose imagining that you are sucking in all the air in the room and hold it for a count of 7 (or as long as you are able, not exceeding 7)

Slowly exhale through your mouth for a count of 8. As all the air is released with relaxation, gently contract your abdominal muscles to completely evacuate the remaining air from the lungs. It is important to remember that we deepen respirations not by inhaling more air but through completely exhaling it.

Repeat the cycle four more times for a total of 5 deep breaths and try to breathe at a rate of one breath every 10 seconds (or 6 breaths per minute). At this rate our heart rate variability increases which has a positive effect on cardiac health.

Once you feel comfortable with the above technique, you may want to incorporate words that can enhance the exercise. Examples would be to say to yourself the word, relaxation (with inhalation) and stress or anger (with exhalation). The idea being to bring in the feeling/emotion you want with inhalation and release those you don’t want with exhalation.

In general, exhalation should be twice as long as inhalation. The use of the hands on the chest and abdomen are only needed to help you train your breathing. Once you feel comfortable with your ability to breathe into the abdomen, they are no longer needed.

Abdominal breathing is just one of many breathing exercises. But it is the most important one to learn before exploring other techniques. The more it is practiced, the more natural it will become improving the body’s internal rhythm.

Join us a breathing class on Sunday at 9 am. at Sukkasart Institute of Healing Arts. For further information on Breathwork or holistic consultation please contact: Tel:  032 442 820 or 087 568 2992

Sukkasart Institute if Healing Arts: Your resource for body –mind and spiritual well-being


Meditation as Mind Medication

More and more people are turning to alternative or non-traditional methods to treat medical conditions.

One such technique, meditation, is gaining popularity as a legitimate medical therapy.

Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention and mind on something that makes you feel calm and relaxed and gives you clarity about your life, says medical contributor Dr. Mallika Marshall.

For thousands of years, people have recognized that meditation has wonderful health and psychological benefits.

The medical community is becoming much more accepting of meditation as a legitimate treatment for many different medical problems, such as anxiety, stress and depression. It’s being used treat all kinds of chronic pain. People are using meditation to try to quit smoking. It’s also being used for alcohol and drug addiction. And the National Institutes of Health is even recommending meditation for high blood pressure. Studies have show also that it can help women who suffer from PMS, menopausal hot flashes and even infertility.

Meditation helps your enter a relaxation state that can lower your heart rate, your blood pressure, slow down your breathing and relax your muscles. Some experts have compared it to a “reset button” for your body.

Meditation is something that most people can safely try on their own, though there are many techniques out there — so you may want to read up on different ways to meditate.

Here is a basic meditation technique to get started. Sit or lie in a comfortable position with your eyes closed. Simply focus on your breathing, focusing all your attention on sensation of air moving in and out of your body. Then starts smiling down to your heart, sending a positive energy to your heart, allow your heart to open and relax and letting go of the worries you may have. Do this for about 20 minutes every day if you can. In the beginning, your mind will wander and come back to the present, but don’t despair, simply refocus your mind and try again. By practicing this, it will allow your mind to rest and dealing with unfinished business, and noticing your emotion baggage.

Since meditation involves sitting quietly for a period of time and simply breathing, it may be difficult for people who have breathing problems or can’t stay still. People with certain conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or psychosis may not be able to concentrate. And don’t forget traditional medical treatments in favor or just doing meditation. It should be used to complement any other treatments your doctor has recommended for you.

For further information for Meditation and coaching please contact us on:

Tel: 66(0)32 442 820 or 66(0)81 858 3823

Good day everyone!

We are sure that one of your New Year’s Resolutions this year is “to be healthy and happy”, so let us support you with our wellness activities that will help you be happy and healthy!

Check out our wellness activities for the month of February below


Feel free to contact us for class descriptions and any other questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you at Sukkasart Institute of Healing Arts 🙂



Join us every Wednesday from 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm for meditation and chanting. Complimentary from Sukkasart Team (free of charge but your kind donations are gratefully appreciated)

ZenNaTai by Buathon Thienarrom Ph.D

January 17th-21st

ZenNaTai is an integrated therapeutic treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. It comprises of a combination of Taoist Chi Massage, breathing techniques and posture analysis. It focuses mainly on the energetic centre of the body from which the Chi flows through the internal organs thus helping re-balance their pertaining elements and emotions.

You will learn posture diagnosis, basic Chi healing, Stress related symptoms, illness in the abdominal area and self-healing techniques. Students are required to practice 50 hours of case study, and need an evaluation to become a certified Practitioner

Pre-requisite: Anatomy and Physiology, a minimum of 4 persons are required.