It’s about changing your energy.
Energy is a defining element in Dahn Yoga. You can change your life by changing your energy, because energy is the source of everything. Practitioners develop a deeper understanding of their body and mind through various energy awareness and energy building exercises. They regain true mastership over their body and mind by learning how to manage their energy effectively.
It originated in Korea.
Korea has a rich history of holistic healing and mind-body practices. Dahn Yoga integrates Korean Taoist philosophy and the holistic principles of the Korean Oriental Medicine tradition. A healthy person has a healthy mind, body, and spirit. The understanding of life energy, or qi, is fundamental to this concept of health.
It’s about awakening your brain.
From the very beginning of the tradition of this practice, the importance of the brain was emphasized. The practices for the brain in Dahn Yoga ranges from sharpening focus to developing the creative potential of the brain. Dahn Yoga helps you to achieve this mostly through practicing its key element: energy. By developing your capacity to feel energy, you can quiet your mind, sharpen your focus and awaken the dormant part of your brain, and by becoming one with the natural flow of energy, you can unleash the natural wisdom and insight about how things work in a deeper level of reality.
[5 steps of awakening your brain]
Commonly reported benefits
Physical health, enhanced focus and awareness
Enhanced adaptability and creativity, more resilient mindset
Positive outlook, self-confidence, emotional well-being
Living with core values, balanced, integrated lifestyle
Realizing the power of choice, authorship of one’s life
It’s suitable for everybody.
Dahn Yoga teaches practitioners to trust their body’s innate wisdom and does not require a high degree of flexibility, balance, or strength to follow the basic exercises. Rather than focusing on a strict set of yoga poses, Dahn Yoga incorporates a wide variety of mind-body exercises. Thus, people of all ages, body types, and fitness levels may participate comfortably, and at their own pace.
It helps you create positive lifestyle changes
As you learn how energy works in your body and experience the transformative power of energy, you naturally become more mindful and start applying the energy principles in your everyday life. It leads to positive lifestyle changes such as adopting healthier eating habits or quitting smoking. The holistic, self-reliant nature of Dahn Yoga inspires you to constantly improve your quality of life.