More About Dahn Yoga
Dahn Yoga focuses on the development of the body's core strength as the basis of physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Rather than focusing on a strict set of yoga poses, Dahn Yoga incorporates a wide variety of mind-body exercises, including warm-up exercises.
People of all ages, body types, and fitness levels may participate comfortably in a Dahn Yoga class.
Based on traditional practices like acupressure, Dahn Yoga exercises help practitioners develop greater awareness and sensitivity to the well-being of their bodies.
Dahn Yoga includes a unique emphasis on the brain as the determiner of health and wellbeing. Thus, classes may include brain exercises that challenge and sharpen the mind.
Dahn Yoga's History
Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee realized that an individual who becomes healthier in body, mind and spirit could make a positive difference in their family, their community and ultimately the planet. As he searched how to share his enlightenment, he discovered that the wisdom he had received reflected the wisdom contained in a 9,000-year old sacred Asian text called the Chun Bu Kyung, and that of the traditional Korean Sun Do practice.
Sun Do originated from the ancient Korean people in Northeast Asia. It was practiced as part of popular culture during the Dahngun era, from 2,333 ? 1,080, and then disappeared into the mountains where it continued to be practiced in secret by Sun Do masters for centuries.
From a modern perspective, Sun Do may be considered similar to other types of yoga, tai chi, meditation, or martial arts. Dahn Yoga includes most of the elements of these body and mind practices.