Many people know of Ilchi Lee as the founder of Dahn Yoga and the developer of a physical exercise system that brings together yoga and tai chi exercises. But Ilchi Lee is also an innovative leader in the human brain potential development, and his teachings focus on utilizing the power of the brain for self-improvement and ultimately for the betterment of the human condition. In fact, Dahn Yoga exercises strongly emphasize the strengthening of the body-brain connection and enhancing awareness of the mind's great capacity.
Ilchi Lee's Brain Education system is another essential tool for learning to recognize and harness the immense power of the mind. In the book, "In Full Bloom: A Brain Education Guide for Successful Aging," Lee discusses the need to push the brain in order to spur development and get the most out of this vital organ.
"Your brain possesses infinite creativity, but most of us do not ask enough our brains," Lee wrote. "Unless our brains are forced to find an answer to a new question, they are lazy. But when you ask your brain for something new, you put it into high gear. Your brain seeks out new information and links ideas and possibilities together in a complex web of informational elements that are the foundation of creativity and innovation. Asking your brain to engage in new tasks is the key to boosting its performance as you age."
The Brain Education system is intended for people of all ages, and "In Full Bloom" specifically aims to guide older adults along the path of improved cognition and mental capacity. It's comprised of a series of body-mind training methods that are designed from both spiritual techniques and neuroscience findings.
Throughout your life, you continue to generate new brain cells as well as new connections that allow them to communicate. The more you challenge your brain, the more neural pathways it develops. The Brain Education system does just this through five steps: brain sensitizing, versatilizing, refreshing, integration, and mastering. With time and commitment, you can make your way through these steps to experience new levels of brain function and, with that, new levels of self-development.