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“To encourage as many people as possible to make a significant difference to their healthful well-being … through mindfulness, moving energy, whole body power and mindful connectivity”

Julian Jaffe – Mindfully Connected

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A few days ago I was invited by one of our fellow students, Julian who we all know and (insert appropriate feeling) invited Chris and I to attend a workshop he was running last Saturday on Mindfulness.
Firstly, just to set the scene I should describe his house where we did the training. To give you a feel for it, just imagine if Mr Miyagi (from the karate kid) had won the lottery and decided to move to the idyllic








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Paul Kandalaft   
Paul Kandalaft   

A few days ago I was invited by one of our fellow students, Julian who we all know and (insert appropriate feeling) invited Chris and I to attend a workshop he was running last Saturday on Mindfulness.
Firstly, just to set the scene I should describe his house where we did the training. To give you a feel for it, just imagine if Mr Miyagi (from the karate kid) had won the lottery and decided to move to the idyllic Surry Hills - this is probably where he would choose to live. It is a beautiful building, has a very peaceful feel, but slightly quirky in a way I can’t describe. It even has a Dojo at the bottom of the garden – a proper one. Not a garage with a kick bag hanging from the celling but much more like the one in the first fight scene in the Matrix
So, what was the seminar about? Julian calls it Threnergy which has the objective of creating a state of Mindful Connectivity. He’s studied many martial arts for most of his life and I’m sure it will be obvious to you that’s has been lot of time – several decades.
Over the years he’s noticed all martial arts share several areas of commonality – a few examples would be:
• The mental state you need to achieve
• The mechanics associated with how the human body works – and how it doesn’t
• How energy flows through us and can be used to create a feeling of harmony or devastating injury to an opponent.
I won’t try to describe the exercises we did in the class, but what I will say is that I enjoyed them very much and felt a greatly heightened sense of well-being afterwards.
The day finished with an excellent barbeque. Yes, there was the usual beers and banter but given the morning session our discussions seemed to have much more of a philosophical but still light hearted theme.
I’m very much looking forward to the next class and would thoroughly recommend you consider giving it a go.
Paul Kandalaft

I have had the pleasure of interacting with - and being coached in Mindful Connectivity by Julian over the last 4 months in 4 two-day workshops (roughly one per month). During this time I have been most impressed by his deep understanding (almost religious) of the body, mind and soul energy…. including its absorption, storage and most efficient usage!

Daunting at first, Julian introduces complex theory with the student in mind, relating it to personal circumstances, illustrating it with tangible

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Patrick Lofing   
Patrick Lofing   

I have had the pleasure of interacting with - and being coached in Mindful Connectivity by Julian over the last 4 months in 4 two-day workshops (roughly one per month). During this time I have been most impressed by his deep understanding (almost religious) of the body, mind and soul energy…. including its absorption, storage and most efficient usage!

Daunting at first, Julian introduces complex theory with the student in mind, relating it to personal circumstances, illustrating it with tangible examples and demonstrating it one-on-one. All with a lot of patience by the coach. The theory quickly turns to practice and ultimately it is internalised and exercised instinctively.

The benefits I felt were incredible. A sense of focus, improved energy levels and utmost mental clarity.

When I met with Julian I had completed the forth treatment cycle of a long term recurring bacterial infection. This had left me deflated and tired, with my body struggling to absorb energy through nutrition or otherwise. After month of failed treatment, it started to become tougher to retain mental positivity, and after a while the negative spiral had started.

Finally, after treatment completion (fourth treatment cycle was successful) my healing started very slowly, being anything other than consistent however.

Through helping me gain an understanding of how the body can access and harvest energy (sun, earth, or otherwise) Julian assisted me in kicking off a focused regular energy practice. A set of tools to draw on as and when time and a situation allowed me to. It was tailor made to my physical circumstance. My training was also considerate of my mental state, and almost immediately I noticed the first short-term benefits.

From month to month I have seen marked improvements in my health. Consistency has been key, as with all holistic approaches. Personal growth and healing has been continuous, as the know-how deepened and as my body absorbed and embedded the learnings. Julian’s support and personable manner, as well as his free thinking approach, allowed my own interpretation of his work and this makes this something for the student to own. It becomes a personal achievement, self-interpretation, energy ownership and a gift for life.

In closing, I can highly recommend working with Julian to learn and grow – what he teaches is invaluable.

Having spent the last few days digesting the information passed to me by Julian Jaffe, I found that it was delivered in a well thought out and enjoyable way. We were taken on a journey and shown that like walking we know very little about our bodies and how to use them.

For me the 3hrs was too short as I fell in love with the material presented and it gave me the answers to a lot of questions I

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Michael C   
Michael C   

Having spent the last few days digesting the information passed to me by Julian Jaffe, I found that it was delivered in a well thought out and enjoyable way. We were taken on a journey and shown that like walking we know very little about our bodies and how to use them.

For me the 3hrs was too short as I fell in love with the material presented and it gave me the answers to a lot of questions I had about my own system, I believe that if you want to improve your understanding of martial arts and how they work, then should you go and see Julian and learn from one of the best teachers around.

The amazing thing is that Julian's book has all this information in and it helps you delve deep into the amazing deep world of martial arts.

All in all, I came away from the session on Saturday having learned a lot and discovered more than I thought about very simple actions.

"This book is quite simply amazing! It shows you how to connect your body and the energies within it for wellbeing, strength, flexibility and power without all the b*****it. It's fascinating, a must read for all, not just martial artists."

Neil Webster   

I have had tremendous fun writing this book. The discipline required to write a book is a fascinating addition to teaching: it requires detailed analysis and a structured way of explaining things. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

Julian J   

Having practiced both internal and external martial arts I have discovered the source of prowess in these arts lies in the generation of internal power.

Threnergy gives the reader comprehensive instruction on how internal energy is increased whether this be for martial arts progress or indeed for simple good health.

There is no feeling quite like mind,body and spirit being in alignment and Julian gives the reader the means to achieve alert relaxation which is the most amazing feeling in

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Geoff S.   
Geoff S.   

Having practiced both internal and external martial arts I have discovered the source of prowess in these arts lies in the generation of internal power.

Threnergy gives the reader comprehensive instruction on how internal energy is increased whether this be for martial arts progress or indeed for simple good health.

There is no feeling quite like mind,body and spirit being in alignment and Julian gives the reader the means to achieve alert relaxation which is the most amazing feeling in the world.

Instead of bodies wracked by stress and illness the reader can cultivate the oneness with body which repels both stress and illness.

I highly recommend reading this book but please heed my warning, do the exercises because reading it is knowing it,doing it is true wisdom.

Well done Julian I am so glad you have shared this knowledge with the world.

We’ve all heard about ‘energy’, that ethereal element that you can’t see but you know is there, and we know it’s there because we feel it. But, what I learnt today was that I’m feeling my body move, not necessarily feeling the ‘energy’ behind that movement. Julian’s passion for his craft, for this art of feeling and moving energy is evident and that’s exactly what this is, an art and one that takes time and practice to master. I’ve had

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Sarah McCullum   
Sarah McCullum   

We’ve all heard about ‘energy’, that ethereal element that you can’t see but you know is there, and we know it’s there because we feel it. But, what I learnt today was that I’m feeling my body move, not necessarily feeling the ‘energy’ behind that movement. Julian’s passion for his craft, for this art of feeling and moving energy is evident and that’s exactly what this is, an art and one that takes time and practice to master. I’ve had but one lesson but it has been an exceptionally enlightening one. Julian’s teaching method is paced to the students knowledge and ability to not only understand but also to how they are able to feel the energy inside their bodies which ensures that it is neither too fast, where you are struggling to keep up nor too slow, losing interest. So, what did I learn and how is this going to benefit me? Firstly, if you decide to take one of Julian’s classes, and I do whole heartedly recommend that you do, forget all you think you know about energy and go with an open mind and a willingness to learn. It is only then that you will become fully aware of what you’re feeling. Secondly, relax and don’t worry if you can’t feel it straight away, Julian’s patience will enable you to reach the point of ‘feeling’ in time. And when you do, when you feel that ‘buzz’ as you become aware of the energy moving through you, it’s mind blowing. It cannot be quantified nor described well in words, it truly is only something you can ‘feel’ but I shall attempt to for the sake of the reader. In very simplistic terms, it felt like rivers of ‘heat’ flowing in lines throughout my body, from feet to head to arms and hands and through concentration I was able to direct these rivers to flow to which ever part of my body I wished. Now, I’ve made it sound simple and easy, it’s not and to be honest, at first you’re not even sure you’re feeling anything (perhaps that’s more to do with self doubt and confidence than anything else) but you quickly realise that suddenly your body feels ‘solid’ and there is a power inside you that you didn’t realise was there before. Along with this ‘solid’ feeling, my body suddenly felt ‘connected’, my torso to my limbs, my head to my body etc etc in ways I’ve never experienced before, like every part of me was understanding exactly how to move and where it needed to be in order for me to move effortlessly and fluidly, totally in sync. So, would I recommend it? Absolutely and for several reasons. It instills a sense of empowerment, an inner strength not dependent on gender or size and with this comes confidence. But as well as this, it shows that our bodies are capable of so much more than what we are usually taught they can do in mainstream exercise classes. The knowledge that Julian so passionately imparts has the potential to enrich lives and improve the quality of health of every person who undertakes regular practice of the art, both mentally through relaxation to physically helping the practitioner to move better and to aid better sleep and I for one, am eager to continue to learn and improve. For me, as well as all I’ve said above, and I stress that this is a personal opinion, I can see the benefit of this skill should I choose to transfer what I’ve learnt to my training in systema, particularly with regard to strikes. When this power, this energy, is moved through the body and transferred into a strike, the difference is remarkable. Now, I’m not a strong woman and with that I mean, physically strong. I am slim built with a small frame and I am the epitome of the saying ‘hits like a girl’. However, by moving energy the way Julian taught me to, physical strength no longer becomes the point because you are no longer using this to strike but using energy instead and trust me, energy can out strike strength any time.

Many thanks to Julian for sharing his knowledge and skill with me.

Hi Julian, many thanks for the session on Saturday. It seems rare to find someone so willing to discuss, inform and help; so many thanks for that. Also for a challenging, thought provoking morning. I felt great after the session, so now am working to consolidate. Regards, Martin

Martin W   

Many thanks for a great Mindfulness seminar on Sun 23 Apr at the Epsom Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy. Your material coupled with the support from Neil made for a very practical delivery of body energy into the Martial Arts.

I hope to attend more workshops in the near future.

All the best, Martin

Martin Weeks   

Julian's book, 'The Power of Threnergy' pulls together decades of his experience in martial arts and health systems. He presents his insights and experience in a logical, easy to grasp and lucid format. It is packed with exercises that can be practised anytime, anywhere to enhance health and wellbeing. A lot of work has clearly gone into compiling and organising this book and it is well worth the read.

Matt H   

Thank you Julian for the Threnergy Awareness and Mindfulness workshop. The principles applied have really served to deepen my understanding of the physical feelings that are initiated through energy work.
Threnergy is profoundly powerful creating superhighways of vitality through the nervous system - I would thoroughly recommend trying it; especially if you are committed to future proofing your health and wellbeing. 🙏🏼

Michelle G - Reiki and Reflexology Specialist   

Fascinating and practical throughout, ‘The Power of Threnergy’ is essential reading for anyone seeking to optimise their physical and mental wellbeing.
The visual and revision sessions are very helpful and I really liked the background about Julian’s experiences and how Threnergy came about.
With ever growing demands on our time and energy reserves, this is the right book at the right time and although primarily aimed as a self help manual, the well explained exercises, some taking just two or

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Peter T   
Peter T   

Fascinating and practical throughout, ‘The Power of Threnergy’ is essential reading for anyone seeking to optimise their physical and mental wellbeing.
The visual and revision sessions are very helpful and I really liked the background about Julian’s experiences and how Threnergy came about.
With ever growing demands on our time and energy reserves, this is the right book at the right time and although primarily aimed as a self help manual, the well explained exercises, some taking just two or three minutes a day, will surely also be of interest to many healthcare and sports professionals.
The energy ball is now an integral part of my daily posture and back stretching ‘regime’ and I particularly like the flexibility of being able to carry out Threnergy exercises any place any time, even better with no requirement for designer gear or expensive equipment !

Peter T

I enjoyed reading this book. I found the exercises useful and it helped connect a lot of previously unrelated dots. Well worth the time to read.

Glen R - Systema Instructor   

The concept of ‘internal energy’ is a strange, and almost mystical, one for most of us brought up in the West. However, given that the idea is nearly universal in martial arts from across the world as well as other areas of mind-body work, such as yoga and chi-kung, it seems highly likely to represent a real phenomenon, simply one that few people manage to experience. Several martial arts, especially Tai Chi, Bagua, Hsing I and Aikido, and other physical

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NS   
NS   

The concept of ‘internal energy’ is a strange, and almost mystical, one for most of us brought up in the West. However, given that the idea is nearly universal in martial arts from across the world as well as other areas of mind-body work, such as yoga and chi-kung, it seems highly likely to represent a real phenomenon, simply one that few people manage to experience. Several martial arts, especially Tai Chi, Bagua, Hsing I and Aikido, and other physical practices such as Chi Kung, emphasise the apparent development of this ‘internal power’, but often in the absence of either clear guidance as to exactly what one should be feeling or how to start the process of developing it. Julian J has, with the Threnergy principles, managed to distill many of these apparently ‘esoteric’ concepts into practical explanations and exercises which aim to cultivate the recognition of how the body feels and with it the mind-body connection. As such, this book will be of great interest to those practising any physical pursuit in which mind-body connection is of value, including those practising any form of martial art, (for whom there will be almost certain recognition of several concepts throughout the book that had never been explained this way before).

Just finished a truly brilliant seminar with Julian Jaffe. The first half was moving energy and creating a very powerful kinetic chain across parts of the body as well as the entire body. The second half was whole body power, which applied the first half and then put everything into efficient reality. I was really impressed with the results and feel incredibly in sync with both mind and body.
Thank you very much Julian as well as everyone else who

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Jeff A   
Jeff A   

Just finished a truly brilliant seminar with Julian Jaffe. The first half was moving energy and creating a very powerful kinetic chain across parts of the body as well as the entire body. The second half was whole body power, which applied the first half and then put everything into efficient reality. I was really impressed with the results and feel incredibly in sync with both mind and body.
Thank you very much Julian as well as everyone else who attended and made this a great interactive seminar that really brought the level of discussion and learning very high.

Having bought Julian Jaffe's excellent book "The Power of Threnergy Mindful Connectivity" I was later privileged to attend an online seminar where Julian demonstrated the practical techniques of Threnergy. I found I was very quickly and instinctively able to follow the techniques, relax my body and mind, connect with my body, clear fuzziness from my head and re-set myself into a calm and meditative state where my brain wasn't full of chatter and worry. Powerful, positive stuff! I recommend Julian's

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Bryan Edery   
Bryan Edery   

Having bought Julian Jaffe's excellent book "The Power of Threnergy Mindful Connectivity" I was later privileged to attend an online seminar where Julian demonstrated the practical techniques of Threnergy. I found I was very quickly and instinctively able to follow the techniques, relax my body and mind, connect with my body, clear fuzziness from my head and re-set myself into a calm and meditative state where my brain wasn't full of chatter and worry. Powerful, positive stuff! I recommend Julian's approach for anyone who would like to take a physical, tangible and practical way of connecting body and mind and for those struggling to embrace traditional meditation tapes, CDs or Apps!

Julian,

Fab, I'm really pleased that you have published this book. In my opinion, it has been time well spent.

Martin M   

If you have any interest in the mind, body connection then this is the book for you.

It explores how movement and internal processes are intrinsically entwined together.

So if you have a martial arts background, or simply have an inquisitive nature, then I highly recommend this book.

Chris A   

As someone with no experience of the martial arts I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Julian makes the link between the flow of energy in the body, martial arts and mindfulness wonderfully clear. An app would be great to make it even easier to follow the exercises.

Heike ST   

“The techniques have worked for me very well to complement the physio sessions I have … combining this with the mindfulness of your techniques really enhances the effectiveness here… “

Steve T   

As a martial arts master and as a person who always looking to improve my mindfulness and well being I can highly recommend this book. Very easy to follow with extremely insightful explanations on the workings of body and mind. This book can help you in so many ways, from strength and flexibility to learning about yourself and how to relax. If you're a martial artist you will find this book a real eye opener.

Neil W - Tai Chi Master   

I started reading this book with no knowledge of Threnergy, but an interest to learn. In this book, Julian has masterfully explained the concepts and techniques of Threnergy breaking them down into easy to follow exercises that can be applied to every day life. Reading this book and following the methods has helped me gain a better control of the anxieties and strains that life brings and a control that helps me to succeed in life. The book allows you

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Steve Thornton   
Steve Thornton   

I started reading this book with no knowledge of Threnergy, but an interest to learn. In this book, Julian has masterfully explained the concepts and techniques of Threnergy breaking them down into easy to follow exercises that can be applied to every day life. Reading this book and following the methods has helped me gain a better control of the anxieties and strains that life brings and a control that helps me to succeed in life. The book allows you to get straight into the techniques so you feel the benefit from day one. I highly recommend immersing yourself in this book if you’re looking to improve your health and well-being.

Steve Thornton – Dorset Adult Aspergers Support Ambassador.

What is This Website About? … Better Energy!

You will have arrived here because you are inquisitive, have read one of my blogs or maybe want to educate yourself about better energy – Welcome!

Please feel free to read my posts. There is some fascinating and powerful material here. It is difficult to convey the impact of learning how to feel, move and enhance your internal energy. The best indication of what it can do for you is reading the references and reviews (here). It really helps if you have an open mind and are willing to try some of the moving energy exercises. Once you get it, understanding your internal energy will open up a whole new world of awareness.

I have written a comprehensive book on the practice of moving internal energy and it is available here.

Down, Weak, Lacking Motivation? 

This website is all about energy. If you don’t have energy you feel down. If you don’t have energy you feel weak. If your don’t have energy you will lack motivation.

Vibrant, Strong and Motivated 

If you have energy you will feel vibrant, strong and motivated.

So, how do you get there?

Aware, Open-minded, Willing and Calm

You’ll need to be aware that you need to do something, you’ll need to be open-minded, you’ll need to be willing to think outside the box, and you’ll need to take a calm measured approach to re-generating your energy.

What you breathe is as important as how you breathe. How you drink is as important as what you drink. How you eat is as important as what you eat and how you exercise is as important as the type of exercise you do.

Here I focus mostly on the ‘hows’ of breathing, drinking, eating and exercising – as well as a fundamentally different way of looking at how you exercise.

Air 

What you breathe will be dictated very much by your location, but the simple formula is to breathe as clean and oxygenated air as possible. If you can’t breathe clean air all the time, make sure you escape to clean air areas as often as you can, preferably near trees or water and away from traffic or smoke. Mindful Connectivity shows you how to breathe better and more mindfully.

Water 

What you drink is more of a choice than what you breathe. Simply put, the water you drink should be oxygenated, clean and contain a good mix of mineral salts (not sodium salts). For many of us, that means bottled water or filtered tap water. Those are necessarily compromises, and ones that we have little choice about in today’s world. But you can and should drink mindfully.

Food 

This is an enormous subject all on it’s own. Current thinking, though, is that we eat too much of the wrong things and what we eat contains too many pollutants and not enough minerals and nutrients. Because there is so much personal choice and belief in food, I will steer clear of the ‘what’. The how is very important. If you eat while doing something else it’s not good for you. Again, eating mindfully and savouring what you eat is important for you digestion, mind, and the rest of your body.

Sleep 

Sleep has a huge impact on our well-being. Without it you will die within around 7 days – it is that necessary. Poor sleep chips away at your health and can be one of the route causes to a number of common health issues, such as heart problems and nervous diseases. The lack of sleep can also seriously affect you memory.

This is an area I am actively investigating – expect to see a number of posts on this in the near future.

One of the quickest ways to use sleep to better your health is, apparently, an afternoon nap!

I started out my energy awareness journey because of a sleep problem – and it’s where my ability to understand the value of energy waves came from.

Exercise and Mindfulness 

Exercise is often the last thing many people feel they have the energy to do and it’s not really surprising if you don’t breathe well, drink well or eat well.  The exercises here are all about how to exercise mindfully and in a connected way. Once you learn how to feel internal energy movement in your body, you can learn how to breathe better, relax better, stand (or sit) better and move better. These four pillars are the basis for you to access your mind and learn mindfulness through them.

Once you have access to Mindfully Connected mindfulness you can use it to access all of your senses – you will be able to clearly focus on and enjoy better breathing, drinking, eating and exercising. You will be able to feel what is good for you rather than just what someone else says is good for you. It will enable you to connect to your body in a new way that leads to integrated whole body power. You can start your journey with simple awareness, build that up to connected mindfulness and take your even journey further, on to connected whole body power. Each stage of the journey building upon the other. It will re-ignite your energy and vitality.

You can buy my book, “The Power of Threnergy – Mindful Connectivity” – here

This website and books are self funded. You will find some invaluable information here, please respect the effort that has gone into producing it. If you feel you have benefited, then please honour the fair exchange approach and donate what you feel is appropriate for the information you have received. You may also contact me and ask questions via email: julianj@threnergy.com and I will respond as soon as I can.