Dahn (Korean Style) Yoga For Beginners
Practitioners of Dahn yoga call it a Korean yoga style. Dahn Yoga was set up by one Ilchi Lee, even though Yoga is on the whole considered to be Indian. In Korean language "Dahn" stands for energy.
It also means vitality, and origins of life. "Hak" signifies study, philosophy, and theory. Dahn Yoga claims to be the scrutiny of "energy" the study of how to use it to re-establish mind/body communication.
Promoters of Dahn Yoga claim it is a holistic program of health and well being.
In 1985, Dahn Yoga opened the first Center in downtown Seoul followed by the first U.S. Dahn Yoga Center was opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1991. The Sedona Ilchi Meditation Center (SIMC) was set up in 1997. It conducted dedicated courses for Dahn Yoga members at a nominal fee. For the next decade or so, Dahn Yoga concentrated on spreading out worldwide.
Dahn yoga classes consist of stretching and types of meditation. In 2006, Dahn Yoga brought in 2 new training techniques.
The first, Dahn Mu Do – it is also called “The Art of Being Limitless”.
It is promoted as a non-combative martial art. The 2nd is Jung Choong Breathing. It is a form of internal magic that uses the 5 simple poses concentrating on breathing. It also uses what they call correct physical positioning. Practitioners say it helps get rid of sluggish, dormant energy and can replenish fresh energy in the body. This is also known as the Dan Jeon in Korean. It means the energy center and refers to the 2nd Chakra in Sanskrit Yoga terminology.
Then again there are charges by former members and employees of the organization that Dahn Yoga is a scheming and calculating cult. So our advice is, beware and look into all the pros and cons of the matter before joining.