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What Does " Energy " Have to do with the Brain02/11/2015

What Does 'Energy' Have to Do with the Brain?

Released on February 2nd, 2015

      

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Dahn Yoga exercises stems from the ancient Korean tradition of Sundo. The practice embraces the powerful energy, or ki, found within nature and all throughout the body, including in the brain. As such, Dahn Yoga incorporates various techniques, particularly lower abdominal breathing, to improve and harness the circulation of energy. 

The energy of the universe flows through meridians and converges in the chakras. As such, this ki serves as a bridge that connects the body and mind. In fact, there are three main energy principles emphasized in Ilchi Lee education: 

Shim Ki Hyul Jung holds that energy goes where the mind goes and, with that, that consciousness is the true reality behind physical matter. 

Seu Sung Hwa Gang is the "Water Up, Fire Down" principle, stating that water ki collected in the kidney flows back upward to keep the head cool and clear. Meanwhile, fire energy from the chest moves downward to keep the body warm. 

Jung Choong Ki Jang Shin Myung holds that, by stabilizing one's physical health, emotional energy is purified to provide a clean, clear mind to illuminate spiritual energy. 

Brain Sensitizing for Expanding Mind-Body Awareness
In his book "In Full Bloom: A Brain Education Guide for Successful Aging," The New York Times bestselling author provides guidance to help you expand awareness not only of your own body but also your mental processes. Lee introduces the act of brain sensitizing, which stimulates certain parts of the brain in order to free ki that may be blocked. It involves not only deep stretching and mindful meditation techniques, but also energy awareness. One of the key exercises for brain sensitizing through improved energy flow is abdominal breathing, which involves these steps: 

1. Lie on your back on a warm, hard surface.

2. Squeeze the legs together tightly, then relax them completely, allowing them to part naturally to about a foot's distance. Each foot should be at about a 30- to 45-degree angle from the floor.

3. Place the palms of your hands on your lower abdomen. Keep the elbows at a resting state on the floor beside you (if they lift off the floor, let your hands slide down the sides of your abdomen until the elbows rest comfortably on the ground).

4. Relax the body entirely, especially the shoulders, chest and upper body.

5. Curl the tailbone upward gently, allowing your lower back to touch the floor as much as comfortably possible. As the tailbone tucks inward, imagine that your abdomen is taking on the shape of a bowl to gather ki. You will feel a gentle tension in the lower abdomen.

6. Close your eyes as you concentrate on the energy flowing through your body. Breathe deep down into your lower abdomen.


This exercise can release tension that has built up in the body over time, which can cause your breath to become shallow. By teaching you to breathe deeply and completely, this technique can improve the flow of blood and energy to the brain, helping you become more aware of the integral connection between the mind and the body.


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Core Strengthening08:30-09:40Core Strengthening:Intestine Exercise class. In the human body, many toxins accumulate in the intestines, which can affect all other internal organs. This class focuses on exercising your intestines, to encourage increased blood and energy circulation and improved elimination of waste and toxins from the body.
Basic Yoga08:30-09:40Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
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Basic Yoga08:30-09:40Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Basic Yoga08:30-09:40Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Basic Yoga10:00-11:10Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Energy Movement08:30-09:40Energy Movement:Vibration Class. Vibration is an effective way to release stress and stagnant energy from your body. Vibration also stimulates blood and energy circulation throughout the body, recharging it with fresh energy.
Basic Yoga07:30-08:40Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Basic Yoga09:00-10:10Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
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Basic Yoga04:30-05:40Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Tai Chi04:30-05:40Tai Chi:In Tai-Chi, you will learn how to feel and utilize the Ki /Chi (life force) energy. With slow and graceful movements, you will release your stress and recharge your body with fresh energy.
Energy Movement12:00-01:10Energy Movement:Vibration Class. Vibration is an effective way to release stress and stagnant energy from your body. Vibration also stimulates blood and energy circulation throughout the body, recharging it with fresh energy.
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Core Strengthening06:15-07:25Core Strengthening:Intestine Exercise class. In the human body, many toxins accumulate in the intestines, which can affect all other internal organs. This class focuses on exercising your intestines, to encourage increased blood and energy circulation and improved elimination of waste and toxins from the body.
Basic Yoga06:15-07:25Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Basic Yoga06:15-07:25Basic Yoga:Regular Dahn Yoga class includes stretching, breathing exercise and meditation. It is geared for all levels, easy for beginners to follow and challenging enough for the advanced practitioner.
Tai Chi06:15-07:25Tai Chi:In Tai-Chi, you will learn how to feel and utilize the Ki /Chi (life force) energy. With slow and graceful movements, you will release your stress and recharge your body with fresh energy.
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