The time-honored tradition of yoga is less about running the body ragged than about giving it the relaxed latitude to realign itself with the mind. In Dahn Yoga books, these poses come to life through easy-to-understand photo series and written descriptions.
Of course, not all yoga positions are easy to perform. The Providence Journal recently profiled a pose called the Scorpion from a different yogic practice. The posture involves lying on the stomach, lifting one's upper body with the arms and then raising the feet up from behind to touch the head.
The pose appears to be relatively advanced, given that it takes a bit of flexibility and core strength to be able to attain and hold it.
The positions laid out in Dahn Yoga books range from the advanced to the most elementary. In the text Dahn Yoga Basics, practitioners are encouraged to begin with the aptly named "basic posture," which is a simple upright stance that allows the body to be slowly manipulated and relaxed.
Dahn Yoga positions rarely become arduous or demanding. Rather, they pursue what yoga has aimed for for thousands of years – inner flight.