LYL PODCAST EPISODE 134: Powerful Breath

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There’s a lot of different breathing practices and techniques.

Some are for relaxation, stress reduction, sleeping better, while some of them are energizing.

But there’s breathwork that is more intense.

It heals past traumas and clears suppressed emotions.

Emotions are energy too.

Everytime we swallow our emotions because we’re afraid of conflict, it gets in the tissues of our bodies and what happens is we try to have relationships…

But the pain doesn’t go away, so we walk around with layers upon layers of repressed emotions.

Here’s a good thing though: the body holds onto trauma but it can also heal itself.

Each one of us has access to the divine inside of us.

And I talk more about that in today’s podcast with sought after spiritual teacher, personal transformation coach and leading voice in the breathwork community, Christian de la Huerta.

Christian has traveled the world offering inspiring and transformational retreats, combining psychological and spiritual teachings with inspiring and changing effects. He’s an award winning and critically acclaimed author and TEDx speaker.

His new book, Awakening the Soul of Power was described by multiple Grammy award winner, Gloria Estefan, as a balm for the soul of anyone searching for truth and answers to life’s difficult questions.

On today’s show, we talk about Christian’s mission and how he got started PLUS:

– Healing past traumas with breathwork
– Why we need a guide to get started with transformational breathwork
– Breathwork versus conventional modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy
– Breathwork versus meditation
– Reconciling Western religion, spirituality, and sexual orientation
– Where’s the sacred and how to access that?
– Stepping into power

Transformation is something we all seek at various times in our lives and it’s possible.

Tune in today and find out how you can heal your body, step into power, and even connect to the divine through breathwork!


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• Visit Christian de la Huerta’s Website

• The power of breath: Christian de la Huerta at TEDxCoMo

Books mentioned in this episode:

• Becoming Safely Embodied: A Guide to Organize Your Mind, Body and Heart to Feel Secure in the World (

• Autobiography of a Yogi (

• Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (

• True Meditation: Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness

• The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (

• The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (

• Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free 

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What’s Discussed in This Episode: 

[0:00] Introduction
[6:49] What breathwork is and how it works
[10:30] How breathwork can heal the body
[13:05] The difference between breathwork and cognitive behavior therapy
[14:48] How to use the breath to connect to the divine
[17:50] Trauma, suppressed emotions, and relationships
[20:30] How to start a spiritual practice in the middle of an existential crisis
[26:02] Accessing God
[27:45] How to practice meditation with progress over perfection
[31:30] Why you shouldn’t chase the high of meditation
[34:48] A quick breathwork exercise
[43:38] Stepping into power

About the Guest:

Christian de la Huerta is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, personal transformation coach and leading voice in the breathwork community. An award-winning, critically acclaimed author, he has spoken at numerous universities and conferences and on the TEDx stage. His latest book is Awakening the Soul of Power.

Dr. Michelle Gordon

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