Some years back, I began to modify how I taught my personal
I had always studied and followed the conventional exercise
paradigm, with a well-rounded program of strength training, cardio,
and stretching (and variations within each area).
Nothing wrong with that. In fact, this is a very effective way to
think about and organize a well-rounded fitness program.
But then I noticed that I was also performing deep breathing,
dynamic tension, and other energy flowing exercises, separately
from my core fitness regimen. And I was practicing martial arts
and doing specialized training for that.
I felt wonderful and was in great shape. Trouble was, there were
only so many hours in the day. I felt like I was having to cycle
too much between what I focused on.
I also realized that I wanted to introduce my clients to the
tremendously energizing and restorative effects of deep breathing
and energy exercises. But I had to fit this in with their existing
programs, in a way that did not involve additional investments of
To make the program as efficient and effective as possible, I
began to integrate breath training, breath control, and breathing
patterns into regular exercise.
For example, you can amplify and accelerate the effects of weight
training, bodyweight exercise, or aerobic exercise, with proper
And you can leverage the time you spend warming up, cooling down,
and stretching to perform basic energy exercises.
The result is a much more effective and efficient fitness regimen
that leaves you feeling energized, builds you up, and improves
mental clarity and focus — so you are more energetic and
efficient throughout your day. You also sleep more soundly and
awake more refreshed.
This was the genesis of what I came to call my Dynamic Energy
Here’s the good news: with the proper introduction and
instruction, it’s a pretty straightforward process to apply
this dynamic energy approach to your workouts or other
You don’t even have to believe in the concept of Ki or Chi
(internal energy), or energy flowing, to experience the
benefits for yourself.
All you have to do is try it.
For a great introduction, get the Secret Power of Dynamic
Energy Exercise Course, Volume 1: Invigorate and Rejuvenate
(available at the Best Breathing Exercises website )
Follow the directions, focus on your breathing, and gently
move through each exercise.
In only a few minutes, you will begin to feel different.
Relaxed but energized. Calm but focused. Like a weight has
And this is only the beginning of the wonderful benefits you
can realize by integrating this “dynamic” approach into your
You Can Do It!
Karen Van Ness
“Best Breathing Exercises: Transform Body Mind and Spirit with
Dynamic Energy Exercise!”
Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2011