Stretching and breathing properly can reduce stress and inflammation, and a new aspect of Dahn Yoga workshops aims to increase relaxation in just this way. Called position therapy, this enhancement of the traditional classes given by Dahn Yoga and Health Centers is being offered in Fremont, California, as well as numerous centers across the U.S.
At root, position therapy takes its self healing techniques from tai chi, yoga and basic meditation. To begin, an instructor – in Fremont, it will be acupuncturist Banya Lim – analyzes one's typical body positions.
Postures that cause aches or put stress on the skeleton or joints are gradually made up for through movements calculated to ease tension and account for bad positional habits.
The therapeutic workshop can help practitioners feel less stressed, concentrate better and access previously untapped creative resources.
Dahn Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years in one form or another, and its beneficial techniques currently include tai chi, guided meditation, stretching, deep breathing and brain wave vibration, which is a form of moving meditation that can help realign body and mind.