Where Dahn Yoga practitioners share their experiences
The self-disciplinary art of meditation is an activity whose history can be traced back several thousand years to the East Asian continent. Today, the practice is still going strong. Meditation can help Dahn Yoga members – and nearly anyone else, for that matter – reduce their perceived pain levels, and scientists are currently trying to figure out why.
A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that slightly more than an hour of peaceful contemplation each day increased participants' pain thresholds by an average of 25 percent.
Similarly, a chapter of the recently published textbook Psychological Selection and Optimal Experiences Across Cultures has suggested that mindfulness meditation can improve energy flow throughout the body.
Another report, published in the journal Schizophrenia Research, determined that the adoption of a regular meditation schedule helped patients with schizophrenia improve their symptoms, accept themselves and boost their levels of positive emotions.
Other studies have linked the pursuit of meditation to potential improvements in joint pain, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.
Deep breathing exercises and peaceful contemplation are essential aspects of the philosophy and practice of Dahn Yoga.