Health First

When it comes to your exercise, diet, lifestyle, etc. it should be based on a health first principal.

‘Let this be the last time I (offensively) speak out negatively. I believe in producing positivity and letting people figure out what is left unsaid. I do not typically say things to sound serious, but what I say is very serious.’

Fundamentally we are talking about doing (what you can) versus (what you need) to do. And it comes down to the type of person you are or wish to become. I want to know more people who are willing to wrestle with the ins and outs of things and eventually see them for what they truly are.

Your health is personal and is made up of what you chose to do with your body, mind and emotions. The common problem with people’s behavior and thinking is that it is not their own. The second problem is that few people are capable of teaching another person how to find themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. The reality is, people looking to improve themselves end up following instructions that lead to a terrible end point (if one at all) and along the way cause harm (sometimes irreversible).

This is the global gym exercise classes, bootcamps, machine only exercise programs, scaled crossfit wods, amateur fighting gyms, competive amateur sports, etc. You show up year after year doing what you can and never getting the results that matter to you most, or one day you have to quit because it’s to hard, you get injured, or ‘got too old’ and decide to do nothing at all.

And not to leave out…. Bodybuilding shows, performance enhancing drugs and supplements, all professional sports, body transformation challenges, weekend warriors and more of the same. People who look to these things as the solution for their future or are participating in them now need help. These things are about competition (not health), short term results and they breed segregation and arrogance, at the cost of developing imbalances, limitations, accelerated aging and more.

The intention makes all the difference. In order to know what you need to do, you must have the unfiltered knowledge of your current state and have access to the most effective resources to create change. Meaning back pain will not be resolved in boot camp, raw strength will never be developed in pilates, body fat can not be reduced from chiropractic care… and so on for hours we can pick apart the misinformation preached by specialists and their sales agenda. Working on yourself physically, mentally and emotionally are some of the hardest things you can do. By isolating raw weakness with the help of teachers who expose you, all of the trending “fitness” garbage will become worthless perversion of your intelligence, self-respect and money.

Why are you eating X and doing Y exercise? Why are you worried about not doing X anymore and anxious about doing Y later today? IS IT FOR YOUR HEALTH FIRST?

True health, vitality and performance must be found personally for every unique person. Some people will be advanced and some will always be novice, but everyone will work on the things that they need to do and have the intention of health first.

Thank you for reading and listening. The future is bright. There are so many people out there who get it. By talking about it we can uplift everyone and people will hear the truth for the first time. It is education that will grow positivity.

KEEP AN OPEN MIND and find your own voice.


Dan Baruch BARUCHealth

The Sauna

I will keep this short, positive and to the point. Utilizing the sauna is mandatory for human health, wellness, vitality, longevity and performance…

I have been regularly using the sauna for over 12 years.

I have met individuals from multiple countries and cultures who have been using the sauna for generations. Individuals who have 50, 60, 70 years experience and whom are second and third generation sauna goers.

People close to me have heard my praises of the sauna for years. I have witnessed people I work with develop an understanding of the sauna and experience the detoxification and regeneration properties of it’s heat.

The sauna is one of so many tools that are ‘old technologies’ that we can use to learn more about ourselves.

Treat it (sauna) with respect.
*If you are interested to learn more or have questions leave a comment or message me. I’m happy to share.

There is beauty in life untill nature has it’s way. Preserve what you can, protect what you must, respect the cycles and stay in-tune with the truth.

Learn, teach and evolve. And rememeber… ‘Progress Is Change’

Sending all positivity,

Dan Baruch Sauna.

Breath Control

‘Wisdom is in the how, knowledge is in the why. You can know what to do, but if you do not know how to do you should find an experienced teacher to show you a way not to leave things undone.’

Progress is made in layers and I peeled this one long ago. I’m showing publicly today a video on breath control, one which I was shy to share when it was recorded now over two years ago.

In eastern medical philosophy control over one’s breath and energy has monumental importance to the mental and physical ordinance of well-being. The greater knowledge you have of energy-flow in yourself the greater strength you have to combat internal dis-ease.

‘My’ work like many other healers and teachers is to release one’s stagnation and improve the pathways of flowing energy. It is the combination of hands on therapy (massage) and the application of this physical knowledge applied to one’s unique physical development that separates this method from another.

We all should work within a non-specialized system that encompasses rest, nutrition, and physical and mental training. This means do not take nutrition advice from someone who does not understand physical training and do not take physical training advice from a manual therapist who is not physically training themselves.

Change occurs in repetition and not in intended confusion. You may know why you need to change your method, but how do you know when it is time to change? Without a specific intention you will never know precisely what to commit too. If you can not touch and feel it you haven’t found it…

The new website is coming along. There you will find practical step by step instruction (video and written guidance) on breath control and how it relates to our overall lifestyle.


Foolishness I hate, for nothing is more exhausting than the uneducated.

I’ve stepped away from writing publicly since December of 2014 and a lot has happened. I left two places of employment because of philosophical differences. One, a high end big-box gym and the other one of Downtown Minneapolis’s busiest chiropractic therapy clinics. I also got married, moved, and I’m now fully self employed with my manual therapy and training practice and have begun growing my digital design and internet marketing company (thiion).

Sure, you may not care… But listen, I see things differently now, I’m no longer affiliated to an organization censoring my opinions. I’ve seen a lot and I’m ready to share what I believe to be the truth to more people than my close circle of friends.

Over the next few months I will be releasing a new website with online education in many topics. Some of which will be free and others paid. There will be a q and a forum and many opportunities to engage with me at no cost. There is more bad information than good when the popular is what makes money and what makes money is what’s fast or easy.
Nothing can replace life experience, I’ve learned that to be most true.
All my best, Dan

‘Be Yourslef’

‘Be Yourself’

I just want to be superior (than my former self) and live a simple life. For our perception will continue to develop our perspective. We need to master the ‘chi’ to hear the sound of our soul. This art will crack the silence and materialize our sub-conscious’s authenticity.

It is out of necessity we will surprise people with profound incite and intuitive action impacting specific indicators; all the while raising awareness and sensitivity thus chaneling ‘the transformation of perspective’ out of intense focus, attention and succinct thought.

Stagnate-Energy …the most vital manifestations to defy.

With Respect,



Video: Low-Intensity-Aerobic-Movement

This sort of naturally-occurring free-movement expression is what I have missed most from training. Finally, I have returned to developing my body (with a patient tempo) as enough time has passed, now 3 months post left arm injury, and the strengthening process is ready to begin. These movements recorded are the first moments of the next phase of my (restricted) active recovery.

Everyday I am discovering more about the strength of my arm and I look forward to performing old skills (bridges, handstands, hanging, pulling, swimming, boxing, rock climbing, etc.) with a new perspective. This 3 month healing process has been the first sustained training break in over 10 years of researching different movement domains. During this ‘break’ I have continued to demonstrate movement and perform bodywork 7-12 hours a day, but teaching is very different than learning.

I wrote once before, ‘Progress made is the snake’s skin shed’. The element of progress which matters most is trying to do what you can not and rarely repeating that which you already can. Think of nourishment as the foundation of progress and progress only as a component of well-being.

Do not lose sight of what matters most (it has nothing to do with how you look or who you can out perform).


Pleasantly Direct and Immersive

Secrets are to be kept from those who wouldn’t understand anyways and especially from those driven by greed. If you want to have secrets you can’t talk about them…

The strongest leaders will forever yearn to stay into the headwind.

When teaching: it is vital not to be without emotion, but be empty (in-ego) ready to be filled. Be pleasantly direct and immersive, fully coherent with education and sensitivity employing proficiency.

In order to understand you must be able to do, from within in (aptitude), without triggers from outside your own psyche . A mastered teacher will instill knowledge so one may find themselves with the awareness they wish they had before.

There will always be people who will talk and talk about it. There will always be people who do it. The people doing it don’t want to talk to the people talking about it because they do not want to listen to someone who’s never going to do it. If only the people not doing it knew they weren’t doing it…

To exclude a stimulus is to with certainty increase its unwanted immersion.

You can not do what is impossible. You can achieve diluted substances, but this is not the same. You can break ‘it’ down but even then you will not do what ‘it’ is. Some secrets stay that way until you are in-the-experential-know.

There are things that are in us, that drive us. There are things that are apart of us, that test us. The things that are of our essence are internal. The things that are placed in our path due to our environment challenge us and take us away from our core needs.

Often times we need to step back and remove certain protocols in order to fully adapt and aquire a new capacity. When ready we can add in previous protocols and simultaneously maintain newly acquired skills. Then a new rhythm is set in motion, progresevily enableing increased strength and stability. -Old tricks feel like new tricks when you can work even harder.

At what point does progression stop becoming useful for a total health experience?

– Maintaining the balance


If Then

In order to be saved you must be lost. In order to be lost you must have a destination. In your destination you will find salvation from what is not in your path of focus. It is Impossible to walk the righteous path without transgression when exists reaction. No disciplines will free you of regret, still there is salvation through faith, certainty and understanding.

Feeling is triggered from thought. Thought is propulsion of faith and understanding of what is not in the tangible realm. Why prove (to others) what can not be proven when seeking to understand self. The expansion of awareness will show you your truest nature.

Spend your moments perfecting that which is sustainable.

Dan Baruch


True Enlightenment

Your strength, is actually your compensation.

Life is the truth we seek mixed with the secrets we keep.

If you haven’t found failure you are still looking for pain. Through both you experience discomfort, this is where you develop strength. In the feeling of not knowing, it’s where we are most awakened. Our senses are at highest points of acuity, our thoughts are present, anaylzing the why from every posibility. It is not often we are excited, scared, happy, anxious, etc., all at once. Here exists the power to control emoitions; not emoitions to control you. Cultivate a balance, keeping the highs and lows minimal.

~Why technique first?

You need a guide, because repetition is the path-way to perfection. But if you don’t comprehend what you are doing, a usefull tool will become redundent. You must understand the tool and it’s effectiveness in totality. The sign of a successful teacher/student relationship is when the teacher can trust the student to make improvements on their own with the skills they have been given. ….Silence has so many meanings

The Purpose is to distinct between:
Weakness vs Compensation
Programmed vs Awareness
Habit vs Practice
Energy In vs Energy Out
Carbohydrates Control vs Anaerobic Activity
Trauma vs Healing

With the right tool and understanding, practicing continual progression will demand more focus to work with greater intensity, which carry’s over into other life moments. When feeling of great energy manifests inside, do not let it out, instead keep it within, guide it/use it. The more power you can acquire the better centered you will become.

The give and take of mobilty and maximum depth of contraction, regulated through active flexibility.

Body Alignment Rejuvenation©

Dan Baruch


Circumstance of Freedom;

Replication is adaptability
Adaptability is skill mastery
Skill mastery is challenged capacity, of one’s grounded self.

Be the potential demonstration, not the skill unproven.

A lesson can be taught, but to know thyself must be learned.

The Reference Point

With the new year resolutionsists amongst us;

Heretofore firm decisions were contemplated while spontaneous choices are now acted-on…

Reference-Points trigger the need for replacement of one sensation for another. From inception there should have never been the hyper-stimulation, but this is not the case. Cleanse the repetitive abuse with control over obsolete consternation, by jarring delusional-urges with meditative substitution.

Action is one step ahead of the antecedent decision.