Larry (Bethesda, MD)
Last September I returned to Maryland from a trip to China with daily digestive distress. Suddenly other health problems came up. So, at 60 years of age, I was feeling old. I made the rounds of doctors and alternative health practitioners, but with minimal progress.
Then a friend told me about Dahn Yoga Center in Bethesda. I tried it, felt it made sense, liked it and committed myself to go regularly. I am investing in improving my health for the next 30 years; otherwise I doubt that I will make it in terms of quantity of years or quality of life. I embarked on a routine of hour-long yoga classes (actually they encompass an Asian-wisdom and Western brain-knowledge body-mind-spirit exercise system that is much more than yoga), transforming workshops of many hours or days, and private healing-acceleration sessions. In a matter of months, the results have been positive, bordering on astounding:
The digestive trouble is under control, and without medicine.
Previously unable to walk up Metro escalators without leg pains and hyper breathing, I now take them in stride with hardly breaking a sweat.
Compared to prior hectic three-week business trips to Japan, during a February one I raised my vitality, increased my productivity, lowered my stress, and significantly reduced the debilitating jet lag of two flights half way around the world.
Besides feeling more fit and energetic physically, I am delighted that I have greater calm and clarity to deal with stressful episodes, from traffic jams to bad service to a client complaint.
With family and friends of my generation so often paying the health price of too much stress and too little meaning in their lives, I now see healing of myself as only the stepping-stone of becoming a healer for others. And it all started with the wake-up call of an intestinal disorder in China, six months ago!