Many men and women go to the human scrap heap. They have not known just how to pump the human bellows – the lungs; get energy out of every ounce of fuel, keep their arteries and veins clean, kidneys and liver from being poisoned.”
That’s a quote from an old book on breathing.
Even in the “old days”, when the importance of breathing for good health was more widely accepted and promoted, the doctor who wrote this book felt compelled to do so. He was concerned about the diseases and conditions he observed in his patients, as well as the people around him.
Today, it seems like we are even more removed from the natural healing and invigorating results of proper breathing.
I think a lot of this has to do with the advent of modern medicine, and all the wonderful medications and drugs that have been developed.
Coming down with a cold? First action for many people is to take medicine to help tamp down the symptoms.
Got a headache? Take two aspirin, or extra strength this or that.
I’m very grateful for the wonder drugs and medicines that help relieve our illnesses, whether acute or chronic. They have reduced much suffering and helped alleviate much pain and discomfort.
But they have also caused us to forget about our own natural resources, instincts and intuitions…and to move away from more natural methods of handling illness and pain.
They tend to make us focus on the symptoms, and treat those, rather than determine the root cause of the symptoms, and take care of that.
If you have headaches on a regular basis, taking aspirin or Tylenol may help you get through your day. But you better be concerned about what is causing those headaches, and what you can do to prevent them.
Even as new and more advanced medicines flood the market, we are getting sicker, fatter, more fatigued and more depressed.
What the heck is up with that. What did the oldtimers know, and do, that we don’t?
One thing they knew about was the importance of deep breathing. In many of the health prescriptions and programs of the late 1800s and early 1900s, you will find plenty of exercises coordinated to breathing.
A few of the exercises in the Secret Power of Dynamic Energy Exercise Course, Volume II: The Dynamic Energy Routine, are based on these oldtime exercises. Others are adapted from martial arts and qi gong (chi kung).
In other words, when you do the exercises in the course, you are benefitting from a wealth of ancient, proven knowledge and practice that can help your asthma.
It’s true: you can live longer and live better by knowing how to breathe properly…and using your breathing to improve your stamina and health.
Proper breathing is almost an art unto itself. But it’s not hard to learn or do.
It just takes a little time, focus and patience. But it’s time well invested.
It keeps you moving. It keeps you healthy. It keeps you young.
You Can Do It!
“Transform Body Mind and Spirit with Dynamic Energy Exercise!”
P.S. Get a crash course in proper breathing and breath control, and build lung power, stamina and energy, with the Secret Power of Dynamic Energy Exercise Course, Volume II: The Dynamic Energy Routine. The entire routine only takes about 12 minutes – but it will rocket launch your energy levels and enhance your health and wellbeing from the inside out. Plus it’s a wonderful way to start each day! For more information, or to acquire your own copy today, click here.
Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2013