Interestingly the origins of Traditional Thai Yoga lie not in Thailand, but in India, the birthplace of Yoga.  In Thailand the four divine states, or brahma viharas, of Buddhist practice: metta (lovingkindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy), and uppekha (equanimity). In this way, a Thai massage becomes both a meditation and an offering of sublime kindness. This art of healing was performed in temples and regarded as a spiritual practice. In offering a massage, the giver cultivatesinging this spirit to a massage makes it truly healing for both giver and receiver.