I recently came across a series of exercises developed by Ilchi Lee, founder of Brain Wave Vibrations and Dahn Yoga. Apparently, doing these simple exercises on a daily basis can help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, manage diabetes and arthritis. Other health benefits range from warding off Alzheimer's and reducing stress to preventing hair loss. Incredible!
I am somewhat skeptical about miracle cures but a google search turned up some very interesting facts about Dr Ilchi Lee. He has spoken at the UN, been interviewed by major media networks and is a prolific writer and poet. The Ministry of Education in South Korea and Samsung Corporation use his brain training methods. He has legions of followers who claim they have benefitted tremendously from his Dahn Yoga programs.
As with many New Age practices, Dahn Yoga has been labelled a cult by some disgruntled former employees and followers. They have filed lawsuits against Lee and his organization. Read CNN's report and draw your own conclusions.
My personal view is this: if doing these simple exercises can improve my health and is free, I'll give it a try. But I sure won't sign up for any program or part with my money.
Disclaimer: Please do not do the exercises if you have any existing medical conditions. If you are in doubt, it is advisable to consult your doctor first before attempting any yoga exercises.