Currently a yellow belt, Dj was introduced to Sun Do about 25 years ago, when she practiced regularly for about a year. Life then took a turn towards building her own physical therapy business, delaying her return to the practice until two and a half years ago. As a result of her Sun Do practice, she is stronger, more flexible, calmer, less reactive, more patient, healthier, less stressed, and has increased awareness of body, emotion and mental states.
The practice and the journey is personal. Each person will get what they need from the practice. For Dj, it has been life changing, especially noting the difference when she started practicing a few times per week. She feels so much more resilient, able to manage stress, and finds it easier to stay connected to “here and now” in a way that allows her to create her life and not just react.
Dj is also a mixed-arts therapist. blending physical therapy, craniosacral therapy and psychotherapy in her work with clients. Sun Do is a perfect complement to her profession as she is all about integration.
Carol Gale began practicing Sun Do about 30 years ago when she read a notice stating, “One practice is worth a thousand readings.” Finding this to bear truth, she found herself practicing for a few years, taking a break for a few years and always returning. Sun Do especially helped her manage her back pain, by both keeping her flexible and strengthening her core. She is currently at the fifth level in red belt, and has been practicing regularly for the past 6 years.
During the COVID pandemic, Carol upped her practice from once a week to several times a week, as Sun Do improves the immune system and is a great preventive measure against disease. She also found it helped reduce the anxiety so prevalent these days due to COVID. Especially since her previous coping mechanisms of singing in a choir and dancing were no longer available options! She invites you to give it a try and see for yourself if “One practice is worth a thousand readings.”