What is the Jahara Technique?
The Gentle Power of Water
Aquatic Therapy Technique, Developed by Mario Jahara in 1995
Jahara Technique ® combines:
- Body awareness
- Healthy body mechanics
- The gentle power of water
It consists of micro-adjustments of the structural alignment of the body.
These adjustments are done through the ActivExercises™ and Aligned Floating™ while floating and utilizing a number of slow, continuous circular movements.
With ears below the water and closed eyes, you enter a different world, free of gravity, with no borders between body and the water that supports it, where fragmented perceptions are dissolved, you reach an awareness of your body as a whole – an amplified self-awareness.
Jahara Technique ® provides an overall sense of expansion.
Aided by a flexible flotation device, called the Third Arm™, the Jahara® Technique practitioners provide precise support to the body structure. This support, combined with gentle traction:
- Elongates the spine.
- Decompresses the nero-musculoskeletal system.
There are a number of principles that differentiate Jahara Technique ® from other forms of Thermal Aquatic Bodywork. One is that the participant’s head is always leading, never the feet.
Another principle of Jahara Technique ® is its slowness. Every inch of the movement is performed precisely and clearly. The intention of the Jahara Technique ® practitioner to move in an optimal body posture helps you to adopt his own contracted patterns. These body-friendly ideas build on well-known forms of the Alexander Technique.