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The History of the bed of nails


The nail bed is an ancient tool with its roots in Indian mysticism. With
its origin, dating back thousands of years, the bed of nails is a well tested
tool for healing the body and releasing emotional, physical and mental block-
ages. It has been use by Indian yogis (yoga practitioners) thoughout time to
attain perfection of body and mind. The bed of nails was, on the contrary to
popular belief, not a "macho toy" for the Indian fakir to prove resistance to
pain. The true purpose of the bed of nails was misunderstood by media
and the general public due to the seclusion and reticence of the yogis.

The Chinese scriptures which date back more than 4000 years tell us about
treatments with nails to balance body and mind. No one knows for sure when
the bed of nails was first used to heal the body and raise consciousness. An
approximate estimate is at least several thousand years.


The man behind the mat

How did it begin?

With a past as a performance artist at the circus (acrobat and juggler)
and massage therapist and Reiki healer I was once travelling and found
the most beautiful and harmonious place in the Himalayas. After a long
time spent in the Himalayas practicing mysticism, yoga and meditation
I found that nothing is complete until all fellow human beings can
experience living in deep happiness. During the past few years
I have exclusively been focusing on different yoga practices
and meditations. 

I wandered down from the mountain and created a bed of nails
with the help of the ancient Indian knowledge, Vedic science which
was recorded 5-7000 years ago.

The bed of nails was named Shakti which means energy, power,
creativity and compassion, which I hope it will give you all.



May you all be happy with this wonderful tool created to
reach a more complete existence.
- Om Mokshanada