The restful posterior cradle of Tantsu invites the receiver's full back body to be held and contained. Upon beginning the Posterior Cradle, we first make connection with our own breath and the breath of who rests in our arms/cradle. Tantsu begins with the breath.
Tantsu Practitioner Anthony Ogley is shown giving the HARA HOLD, a comforting and assuring contact with the receivers lower abdomen. It is calming and grounding for the nervous system.
Tantsu Practitioner, Scott Rennie, shows the opportunity for making contact with arms and shoulders while still offering deep support at the base in Anterior Cradle.
Tantsu's Posterior Cradle contains the receiver from the back. It gives gentle support to the back field of the body from the top of the spine to the base. This support of the back body helps to quiet the nervous system and helps the receiver feel safe. Who is giving the Tantsu will find that the Posterior cradle is a comfortable position with easeful access to the receiver's back body, leg work, arm explorations, shoulder freedom, head relaxation and hara (belly) containment. Both giver and receiver enjoy being able to sense each other's natural breath.
Tantsu Practitioner Kimaya Croalla-Younger holds another in Tantsu's "original" cradle,the Anterior Cradle . This cradle is a deep contact of presence and support for both giver and receiver.
Tantsu Lounge Cradle
Steady and secure support at the Base is the primary benefit of Tantsu's Lounge Cradle. Tantsu Practitioner Dorthe Troften, rests with the receiver in Lounge Cradle and Hara hold.
The Leg Cradle is part of the Zen Tantsu practice. It is inspired by Zen Shiatsu and allows the giver great mobilty and movement, adding to the flow of the session. The receiver feels the weight of his leg well supported and enjoys hip, leg, pelvic and lower back freedom of movement and pressure points. Leg cradle is shown by Ateeka.
Tantsu Spoon Cradle
Tantsu's creator, Harold Dull, shows the full back body support and containment that the Spoon cradle can offer.
Posterior Cradle - Leg Exploration
Posterior Cradle is an ideal position for finding softening and release for the pelvic, hip and leg tissues and muscles. Tantsu Practitioner Cecilie Østrem supports the receiver in allowing inner tension and holding to melt away and learn new ways to relax in the body.
Tantsu's Sacrum Cradle offers a supportive and relaxing support the deep spine and gives freedom and life to the Hara energies. With Harold Dull.
Tantsu Head Cradle
Tantsu enthusiast Pema Ocean shares the restful Zen Tantsu "Head Cradle", one that quiets the mind and helps the receiver return to the wisdom of the body.