Want to add a tremendously energizing yet restorative twist to
your fitness program?
You can amplify and accelerate the effects of weight training,
bodyweight exercise, aerobic exercise, and stretching and
flexibility exercises, with proper breathing.
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.
As I’ve said before, you don’t have to believe in the concept of
Chi (internal energy), or energy flowing, to experience the
benefits for yourself.
But sometimes we Westerners require physical or scientific proof.
The concept of Chi (Qi) has been studied, and is becoming
increasingly accepted, under western medical parameters. And many
doctors and other health practitioners are beginning to respect
the premises of energy meridians and the efficacy of eastern
practices, such as acupuncture, meditation and chi kung (qi gong)
as useful and powerful adjuncts to conventional medicine.
The fact is, the same concepts of internal energy, flowing and
enhancing your energy, and so forth, were alive and well in the
western world, even through the early decades of the 20th century.
Terms such as “vital nerve force” and “vital energy” abound in
many of the physical culture and health enhancement publications
of the early 1900’s. There is a wealth of practical and inspiring
knowledge in books and courses from that time, many published in
the U.S. and Europe.
I’m not sure exactly what caused western medicine to move away
from these common understandings and practices, but unfortunately,
it did…to our detriment, I think.
At any rate, one of the more interesting examples of physical
proof of internal energy is the isolation of the thymus gland
as a physical source or regulator of internal energy. (The
thymus gland lies under the breastbone and is part of our
John Diamond, President of the International Academy of
Preventative Medicine, was an expert on human energy potential
and the neurological and physiological by-products of energy.
He used tests to trace energy flows and muscular strength based
on whether the test subject was thinking positively or negatively.
After literally thousands of tests, Diamond discovered that
pessimists tested weaker, and had lower energy flow, than
optimists. And pessimists tended to have smaller thymus glands.
In fact, the thymus gland shrinks in high stress situations.
Diamond believed that the thymus monitors and rebalances our
internal energy. His findings and teachings became part of
the Applied Kinesiology (AK) discipline.
AK is somewhat controversial, and I’m not advocating it. But
I do think this physical evidence is intriguing.
Of course, experiencing enhanced energy levels, mental clarity
and increased confidence and enjoyment can be triggered by many
Any time you have been totally engrossed in an enjoyable,
challenging or rewarding activity, you have experienced that
state of flow. You kept going for hours without being aware of
the time, and without experiencing any fatigue or tiredness.
Imagine being able to induce such a state, whenever you needed
or wanted to, to enhance your efforts or experience.
Whether to add a dimension to your exercise routine…or jump
start your efforts at losing weight…or improving your ability
to concentrate or be creative…all these things (and many more)
can be enhanced through gaining control of your breathing and
You Can Do It!
“Best Breathing Exercises: Transform Body Mind and Spirit with
Dynamic Energy Exercise!”
P.S. The “Dynamic Energy Exercise” approach I discuss here is
introduced in the Secret Power of Dynamic Energy Exercise
Course. The course involves integrating breath training, breath
control, and breathing patterns into regular exercise. It also
leverages simple but powerful exercises and techniques to flow
your internal energy and strengthen and temper your muscles
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Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2011