Do This Every Day – You’ll Love It, I Guarantee It!

Visualization is most effective when coupled with deep, controlled breathing to
help you get into the proper mental state.

One of the best ways to learn how to breathe properly is to learn and practice the
Complete Breath. Its name indicates that you are using all of the lungs and breathing
apparatus to their natural maximum extent.  This is a fundamental breathing exercise
that you should practice every day. I teach how to perform the Complete Breath in
the Secret Power of Dynamic Energy Exercise Course, Volume 1 (please visit for more information).

Performing the Complete Breath on a regular basis is a very effective technique and
an important part of any fitness or health program. Adding targeted visualization and
imagery is even more powerful.

Following is a very powerful breathing and visualization technique that I practice and
recommend. It helps develop robust health and improves vital capacity. It can also
be used to help reduce stress and relieve chronic pain. It helps maximize your energy
levels and can be used as a quick “pick me up” when you feel yourself starting to fade.

Perform this exercise while standing with feet shoulder width apart. This exercise is
designed to enhance your breathing and expand your chi, or internal power.

    Step 1:  Start with hands hanging at your sides. Inhale deeply for a count of 4. As
you inhale, move your arms out to the sides, palms up. Continue moving arms over
your head until your fingers almost touch. Stretch your arms out wide, then up very
high so that you really expand the chest and lengthen the spine. When your hands
are directly above your head, your palms are should be facing down.

    Step 2:  Exhale to a count of 6. As you exhale, push palms straight down in front
of you. Imagine you are helping to push the air out of your lungs until they are completely
emptied. Push your palms down to the level of your abdomen. Then move hands to your
sides. Repeat.

    Step 3:  Once you have the basic breathing and movement pattern down, add this

    With the Inhalation:  Imagine clean, white, healing, purifying air entering first your
lungs, then your entire body. The air is sparkling with energy. With every breath, you
pull more of that energy into you.

    With the Exhalation:  Imagine a gray, black cloud of negative energy, toxins and
impurities being expelled from your body.

As you continue breathing, imagine your lungs are becoming cleaner and clearer as
you take in clear air and sparkling energy and force out impurities, toxins, and negative

Your lungs are now filled with healing blue air—like the relaxing beautiful blue of a clear
sky on a perfect day.

After you have your lungs feeling great, extend the healing blue color throughout your
body. If you have a spot that is particularly tight or painful, breathe the healing energy
into that spot.

This is a great exercise to do on a daily basis. You can use it whenever you need an
energy boost or need to de-stress.

You Can Do It!



18 Responses to “Do This Every Day – You’ll Love It, I Guarantee It!”

  1. Christian Dating Expert Says:

    Hi Karen,

    I like how you wrap in proper healthy breathing with other life success promoting modalities like visualization and hypnosis. It really is the simple things which we practice daily which cultivate and foster our living the lives of health, wealth, vitality, and love which make all the difference?

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
    Christian Dating Expert

  2. Don Hill Says:

    Ok now were talking. I can do this exercise. At what point does the clean, white, healing, purifying air turn to healing blue air?


    • kvanness01 Says:

      Whenever it feels “right”. Don’t rush the process, allow yourself a few breaths to begin to feel it. And choose the colors that work best for you. In general, calm soothing colors like blues and greens tend to work well for many people for cleansing and relaxation. Brighter colors such as yellow and orange tend to work well for enhancing energy.

  3. Rob Northrup Says:

    Love this simple, clear and refreshing exercise.

    The air we breathe in cleanses our body!

    Seize the Day,
    Survival Rob

    Is Your Family Prepared For A Financial Crisis or N

  4. christianhaller Says:

    You make it so very clear to put your practices into action. Great stuff.

  5. Sabrina Peterson Says:

    I followed the steps for the complete breath and could really feel the air deep down in my lungs. I need to do this more often!

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT, CES
    Corrective Exercise for Every Body

  6. Dennis Perry Says:

    Combining this exercise with visualization is very powerful. Thank you for sharing the steps.
    Create The Life of Your Dreams

  7. Alec Grebis Says:

    Tried the exercise and loved it. My body felt rejuvinated by it. Thank you for sharing the process with us.

  8. Dr. Wendy Schauer, D.C., R.K.C. Says:

    This exercise is so easy that I can see myself doing this intermittently through out the day. Great way to reduce stress and get in lots of oxygen.
    Yours In Health!

    Dr. Wendy M. Schauer, D.C., R.K.C.
    Come Experience The Power of the Russian KettleBell Revolution at Kettlebell Olympia – Home of A Better Body With Bells!

  9. Jandy Quismiundo Says:

    Awesome! I found myself deep breathing as I read your post. It is very refreshing, your technique. I have to work more on the visualization but I suppose it gets easier with practice.


  10. G.E. Moon II Says:

    What a great way to start or end your day.

    Yours In Health!

    G.E. Moon II

  11. Scott Sylvan Bell Says:

    Karen, Thank you for another great breathing excercise. I tried this after reading your post and it felt great>
    Scott Sylvan Bell
    Now go implement!

  12. alam ghafoor Says:

    I remember doing breathing exercises like this in tai chi …I will make this an important part of my morning ritual.

  13. Bryan Says:

    Can’t wait to try this…I will be doing this to start my day!

  14. Jennifer Battaglino Says:

    What a simple exercise that people really can’t find an excuse not to do! I always start with some good deep breathing before a hypnotherapy session. It really is a natural relaxant that sends that signal to the entire body that it’s time to take a break.

    Great advice!
    Jen Battaglino
    Conquer Your Fear Here

  15. Michael D Walker Says:

    I really like your deep breathing suggestions. I can’t visualize worth a darn but i can definitely keep putting your deep breathing techniques to good use!

    The Success Secrets

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