Your Body Is Your Temple. Are You Respecting It?

It’s been said, “The body is the temple of the soul”.

Throughout the millenia, spiritual and religious practices have embraced this message and placed great importance on the health and fitness of the body.

As the Apostle Paul said, “You surely know that your body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The spirit is in you and is a gift from God.” (1 Corinthians 6:19)

Legend has it the great teacher Bodidharma, who traveled from India to China and started teaching the Shaolin monks how to meditate, was bummed out by the terrible physical condition of the monks. They spent all their time meditating or copying scrolls and therefore could not keep up.

Bodidharma developed a set of energy exercises to help the monks develop physical health, vitality and longevity.This set is the root of one of the most popular Qi Gong (Chi Kung) series, called “The Eight Pieces of Brocade” or “The Eight Treasures”.

Another great example is yoga. Most people associate yoga with the asanas, or postures, where you assume and hold positions to develop flexibility and strength. But the postures are only one of eight major areas of yoga practice. They are actually meant to support the deeper practices of breathing, energy development, and spiritual development.

The common thread here is that it’s tough to be a high-minded, well-developed, spiritual, enlightened person when your temple needs some renovation. It’s tough to do well in the world on a consistent basis – which requires so much energy, enthusiasm, passion and purpose – if you don’t treat your body well so it can do your bidding.

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the benefits of regular exercise. It’s so important to enabling all the things you want to do – and need to do – especially as our lives seem to get more and more hectic and crowded.

And, if you’re like me, as you get older you also start thinking more about quality of life issues. You want to thrive, feel good and be healthy today….AND you want to maintain enough strength and fitness to help keep your independence and ensure better quality of life as you get older.

Yes, exercise is truly the fountain of youth for your body. However, if you follow the conventional wisdom conveyed by the powers that be, you may miss out on the wonderful benefits you could – and should – be enjoying.

It’s been proven again and again: regular exercise and maintaining at least a base level of fitness can help keep your body young and healthy.

You’re probably thinking, “OK Karen, I know all this. I get it! I need to get off my behind and start exercising.”

You know this….but will you act on it?

If you’re like many adults, probably not.

In most of my programs and writings, I teach and emphasize breathing and energy exercises as a direct path to enhanced health, vitality and energy. However, I want you to be well informed about other aspects of a healthy lifestyle. I have a lot to share with you, based on my own research, study and experience training and working out…AND as a competitor, a martial arts instructor, and a personal trainer.

If you’re wondering how best to get started with a fitness program, then I’ve got a great resource for you.

It’s my latest special report, “Ten Universal Strategies for Optimal Fitness“.

This report is an easy-to-read, easy-to-apply distillation of my many years of learning, experimenting, failing and succeeding in the areas of enhancing fitness and health.

I cover – in a very concise and hard-hitting way – the most important elements  of a rational, efficient, and effective approach to getting fitter and feeling healthier than you ever imagined.

If you’re just starting out and getting back into shape, or perhaps beginning an exercise program for the first time, this report will point you in the right direction and show you exactly what to do to get maximum results.

If you’re already exercising and in pretty good shape, the information in this report will help you take your fitness program and results to the next level.

These strategies are universal. They are time-tested. They will work for you, no matter what your current level of fitness is today. And they will help you get results, fast.

Copies have been flying out of here.  In fact, I have broken my original “rule” and had some additional copies made of the report. Which means I have a few more available at the low price of only $19.95 (and I cover the shipping and handling). I usually only offer this kind of special deal to my email newsletter subscribers and customers. But this is so important, I want to share it with you too!

If you’d like more information, you can visit the Best Breathing Exercises website at and read all about it.

You’ll also have the option of a discount on a complementary program too! It’s worth checking it out just to take advantage of this “bundled” offer.

Superior health and vigor are within your grasp – no matter what your age or current condition! Let me show you how.

Order “Ten Universal Strategies for Optimal Fitness” today!

It’s never too late…you’re never too out of shape…you’re never too old, or too busy, or too whatever….to begin today to get in great shape, and to reclaim the health and energy of both body and mind that you deserve.

You Can Do It!


Karen Van Ness

“Transform Body Mind and Spirit with Dynamic Energy Exercise!”

Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2014

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