Chapter 1: Introduction
We all want to live to be one hundred years old and be in great condition. Everyone wants to enjoy a fulfilling and healthy life. With this in mind, how can we maintain our healthy state of being? Can we age without becoming completely dependent on our families and other caregivers?
I have spent an enormous amount of time studying these questions over the course of my career and my life. So far, I have not located the fountain of youth, nor found a pill or any other sort of instant remedy. However, for those of you that have reached or are near 40-50 years of age, I am happy to share with you that there is a philosophy that you can practice to enhance your body’s resilience. This philosophy is called Ki-Theory. It involves a consistently mindful approach to your diet, your activity levels, and, perhaps most importantly, the way that you breathe.
Today, the United States is one of the world’s most advanced countries. Medical innovations from the past century have expanded the average U.S. life expectancy from about fifty to eighty years,1 but this does not come without its costs. People may be living to eighty or ninety-years old, but, sadly, most of our seniors have to use wheelchairs, breath oxygen through a tube, or are relegated to laying in bed all day. Why is this?
It is no secret that as a country becomes more developed, it becomes increasingly difficult to lead a healthy life.2 Cars have replaced our need for walking, pollutants fill the air we breathe, and the supply of fattening foods has grown exponentially. We require money to live comfortably and in order to keep a job or earn that promotion, many of us are pressured into working well over forty hours a week. Such a high stress and low activity lifestyle disrupts the human physiology, ultimately requiring people to sacrifice their own health in order to survive.
You may already know the fundamental factors that are needed for a healthy lifestyle: healthy eating, good exercise, and adequate sleep. However, we are more than just machines. In order to be truly healthy and happy, we must also take our mind and body energy into account. Balance, both physical and mental, is the key to leading a long life. This is where Ki Energy Theory and Darimar Ki-Gong breathing techniques come into play.
Is there a shortcut to being healthy? No. However, the following chapters will provide simple steps that you can follow with respect to your diet and exercise. They will enable you to improve the quality of material within your blood and aid your blood flow. I will also teach you some of the science behind why the Ki energy theory and Darimar Ki-Gong techniques work. Ultimately, after reading this book, you will be able to lead a healthy life and increase your longevity, if you so choose.
- See National Institute on Aging: Global Aging for more information about life expectancy statistics and the aging population.
- See the OECD’s report of economic growth in the United States.