Body & Brain's tai chi training is called Dahn Mu Do (DMD), which means 'way to limitless vital energy'. It is an internal tai chi training which seeks to promote the body's healthy energy circulation. Benefits include increased vitality, clarity of mind, better sleep and balance.
In DMD, we first train to relax the mind, the muscles and open up the joints. Then we do training to strengthen the core and lower body. Various exercises are performed which help open up the joints, relax the muscles and strengthen the lower body. We train to create an environment where the mind becomes empty and calm and the lower body full and warm. In this state, the movement of the yin and yang energies of the body become balanced. We call this state 'water up and fire down'.
In this state, we become free from stress and we experience a state of well-being. The rest and digest function of the ANS is activated. DMD is very effective at strengthening the body's core and lower body. Practitioners develop a natural strength and suppleness. And because the mind is calm, we are able to perceive things much more clearly, as they are.
The actual movements of DMD are easy to perform and can be trained by both youths and seniors. Even though the training looks very simple, most share that doing this training requires a great deal of concentration, so the mind simultaneously receives a work out and a chance to take a rest from our everyday stress.
One distinguishing characteristic of DMD from yoga training is that breathing is practiced while standing. In a yoga class, breathing is typically practiced lying down. Each way has benefits from which all practitioners of mindfulness and meditation training can experience to. At Body & Brain, we encourage you to experience the healing martial art of Dahn Mu Do, the way towards self-mastery.
Contact us at 201-962-8383 to learn more about how our Tai Chi can benefit you. Ramsey Body & Brain proudly serves the greater Bergen County area of Ramsey, Mahwah, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Montvale and Allendale; and Rockland Co, Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tuxedo and Chestnut Ridge.
We are located at 495 N Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446.