Episode 228: Christian Minson is currently the resident Director of the Breathwork Program at Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. His credentials include: International Speaker, Best-Selling Contributing Author, Trainer, Coach and Founder of Breathflow Wellness, a transformational holistic health business. Christian also spent 10 years as a monk, meditating and serving in search of the deeper meaning of life. Now he helps others achieve greater spiritual and emotional intelligence by integrating trauma, releasing limiting habits, managing emotions, and teaching others to find meaning in their own lives and work. Christian delivers inspiration and practical real-world tools that result in lower levels of stress, greater emotional awareness, and higher levels of fulfillment and performance.

Christian shares his message and techniques through speaking engagements, 1-on-1 sessions, and public seminars. He has reached thousands of people across the globe, including Europe, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, and all over the USA. He has presented at conferences, universities, churches, retreat centers, and the Chopra Center.  Visit his website at www.breathflow.com.

Show notes:

  • Christian’s favorite thing to muse about.
  • His background and journey that led him to breathwork.
  • “Our evolution, our ascension, is the primary purpose that we’re here for and meditation and breathwork are the best tools for attaining that.”
  • Awake: The Life of Yogananda. 
  • How he become a monk.
  • How he practices and believes in “ahimsa” —  the principle of nonviolence towards all living things.
  • His deep inner-calling to deal with things he hadn’t been interfacing with, such as getting a ‘real job’ and how society runs.
  • What is transformative breathwork and how it is different from other techniques?
  • “Oxygen is really where prana is present the most.”
  • “When we start to bring in more prana into our life, we start to align with that lifeforce energy. Our consciousness starts to operate on a deeper, intuitive level and we feel more connected to life itself.”
  • Christian provides a sample breath to hear what it sounds like.
  • 3 F’s: full, free, flow (full inhale, relaxed and free exhale, continuous movement).
  • Maddy shares one of her powerful flashbacks while she was doing the breathwork.
  • “What’s coming is going.” Whatever comes up is on it’s way out of your consciousness.
  • Powerful visualizations and how they appear during breathwork.
  • Breath releases DMT, a chemical that opens us up in our consciousness to deeper understandings.
  • How the chakras come into play during breathwork.
  • “How we engage with the breath reflects how we engage with life.”
  • When we hold our breath, we’re disengaged from life and our truth.
  • Focus on the fluidity of your breath until the truth bubbles up.
  • Christian’s advice on how to do solo breathwork.
  • Align Expand and Succeed: Shifting the paradigm of entrepreneurial success by Christine Kloser (Christian’s Chaper: “Shift Happens”)
  • Christian’s powerful teachers and mentors.
  • Must-read books: God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita by Paramahansa Yogananda and Auto-Biography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

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