Dahn Yoga is one of the newest forms of alternate medicine practices that have emerged. The effects of the same are seen to bring about a positive effect on several health conditions including multiple sclerosis. In this following article we will study this form in more detail.
Dahn yoga is a combination of the ancient practices of yoga, martial arts exercises and tai chi. Its origins are traced back to Korea, where this yoga system was founded circa 1985. In Korea dahn means energy that is primal and vital. This form of yoga combines the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of a being to create a complete form.
This practice includes several meditation, breathing exercises and poses that help in improving the health as well as the emotional and spiritual well-being of a person. It also helps to deal with varied medical and health conditions that might develop in a person. Of the varied health conditions that this form of yoga helps with, in this following article, we will study the positive effects of this form of yoga in curing multiple sclerosis.
Dahn Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis and Similar Conditions
Multiple sclerosis is a condition of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) that is caused when the body’s immune system begins to attack the protective covering of the nerves and leads to a disconnect in the proper and effective communication between the brain and the body. The causes of this condition are not very clear but the effects are usually irreversible.
The deterioration that is caused by this condition can lead to loss of muscle coordination – thus preventing people from walking, seeing, speaking and recalling normally and thereby affecting the quality of their life. This condition is more common in women than men and the treatment forms usually include the administering of drugs and steroids that leads to a delay in the attacks or reducing the numbers and an overall thwarting the progression of the condition. Then how does dahn yoga come into the picture?
This form of yoga leads to, and promotes the overall well being of a person. In that manner, it has been studied that dahn yoga controls and prevents the side effects as well as the fatigue and stress that is brought on by multiple sclerosis. Thereby keeping the condition under control. What’s more, it also has a similar effect on several other conditions in a way that it prevents the aggravation of the same.
Dahn Yoga and its Practices
The techniques that are used as a part of dahn yoga practices focus on a combination of breathing and physical exercises. These calm the mind and the body and thereby reduce the stress and trauma of the same. A dahn yoga class will usually begin with ‘meridian stretching exercises’. These exercises draw upon the Chi aka Ki or Qi in the body and stimulate the energy levels in the body.
After the stretching has been done and the body is ready after a sufficient warm up, the class will move on to include several exercises that focus upon distributing and circulating the stimulated energy throughout the body. These also include using several meditation techniques that help with calming the body and the mind as well as in treating the varied symptoms of the body.
One of the other factors that is stressed in this technique is the usage of the Brain Wave Vibration. It is said that brain waves have an effect on the mental and physical state of a person and help him become healthier. Thus the stimulation of certain body parts as well as the brain have a positive effect on a person and leads to lesser stress and trauma.
Dahn yoga for multiple sclerosis works in the way that it not only provides energy to a patient suffering from this condition but also helps reduce the stress in his life, which is known to aggravate the problem further and lead to worsening of the condition. Along with that it also teaches the patients to channel the energy in a better manner and thereby allows them to focus their mental focus and energy in a proper manner.
Taking up dahn yoga for multiple sclerosis is a great choice to make for patients suffering from the same because it really does allow them to gain their energy, flexibility and strength. Thus it helps them adjust better in society. If you’re suffering from this condition, try to find a professional clinic or health center that offers this practice. This might just turn out to be the solution that you’ve been looking for.