Dahn yoga: connect your body and mind
Dahn yoga forms a connection between your mind and body and makes you aware of how your thoughts can have a positive impact on your health. It makes you sensitive towards the free flowing energy or chi in your body and helps you focus on the present moment.
Introduced in Korea as Dahnhak Seonwon as early as the 1980s, dahn yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, and using asanas to relax and relieve tension in the body.
People spend a lot of time worrying about the past or their future. Dahn yoga helps them focus on the present by forming a better connection with the inner self through channel chi. The free flowing energy, or chi, is something to be felt and is simultaneously intangible. However students can practice feeling it and harnessing it to form a bridge between the body and mind.
Similar to other forms of exercises, Dahn yoga delivers results if practiced on a regular basis, and will do no good if a student insists on grasping the theoretical part of the concept first. During the various poses, a yoga practitioner focuses on bringing the water energy up to ensure a calm and peaceful mind. The person also attempts to bring down fire energy to keep the lower part of the body warm and healthy. This stabilizing process tends to improve both mental and physical health, as well as purify the human soul.
A combination of yoga poses, breathing exercises, and controlling thoughts have proven to relieve students from various diseases such as seasonal allergies and chronic respiratory problems. In addition, this type of yoga improves the immune system and regulates the flow of blood inside the body.
A person who masters the art of dahn yoga will be able to control thoughts that pass the mind, and by positively using them a person can create health and happiness to live a peaceful life.
Dahn yoga has been refined since its introduction in the 1980s. It takes its name after the Korean word Dahnhak Seonwon, meaning: energy, vitality, philosophy and theory. Teachers of this type of yoga ask students to focus on controlling their minds so that they can achieve a state of perpetual wellbeing.
By attacking the root cause of unhappiness, Dahn yoga ensures a continuous state of happiness for those who decide to do something about living a joyful life.