One of the many great things about Dahn Yoga is that it not only helps individuals overcome their everyday problems, like stress, anxiety or physical tension, but it can also be used as a far more targeted self healing regimen. A number of studies have shown that Dahn Yoga and other, similar holistic mind-body systems may supplement traditional therapies during recovery from drug addiction.
A recent study determined as much, after a pair of researchers from Adelphi University tested the effect of stretching, deep breathing, gentle postures and tai chi on adults who suffered from chemical dependency.
The duo found that practicing this regimen several times a week helped addicts reduce their cravings. Psychotherapist and co-author Morton Kissen got the idea for the study in part from his “lengthy experiences with the Korean Dahn yoga system of training, [which] involves considerable practice in intentionality with regard to the body.”
Similar investigations have yielded positive results of this sort. An article published by Yoga Magazine illustrated the potential uses for daily yoga workshops during drug and alcohol recovery.
The news source noted that a hybridized form of the system, one that consists of both yoga instruction and a therapeutic group story circle, can help people recovering from substance abuse to soothe their bodies during detoxification.