“I felt connected to things I never felt connected to before after discovering breathwork. I felt connected to the Universe, to nature, to everyone around me. I felt this beautiful, beautiful undeniable connection.” – Jon Paul
This week we welcome back one of our favorites, Jon Paul Crimi, a well-known breathwork teacher and transformational coach, as well as Founder & CEO of the sober coaching business Total Life Solution. In this episode, Jon Paul shares with us the experience that made him leave behind his dreams of Hollywood to pursue breathwork as a career path. While initially resistant due to his aversion to New Age concepts (he still claims he’s not “woo woo”, we beg to differ), he attended a class and felt an undeniable connection and release from years of emotional trauma. It then became his mission to share his experience and make breathwork meditation accessible to people who would not normally attend classes that came across as “woo-woo.” We’ll also talk about the importance of asking for help when overcoming addiction and trauma to find self-love, and the willingness to let go of where you think you should be to get to where you’re supposed to be. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense approach for how to create change in your life, Jon Paul will show you how to do the work. Stay tuned after the episode as Jon Paul leads us into a heart prayer as his personal practice! Also be sure to check out his online certification on DenAnywhere.com – lucky for us he is giving all our DENtalks Listeners 30% his Five Day Emotional Detox on DENanywhere with the code DEN30!
“Work hard on yourself, but don’t be hard on yourself.” – Jon Paul
- Heart Prayer
- First thing you do when you wake up: Stretch, a handful of them are yoga stretches – and then a prayer pose he calls “surrender,” and say a prayer and ask God, the Universe, to protect his family. Then some type of breath, maybe 20 connected breaths or 3 sets of 30 with the breath hold. It might be a full breathwork session and then get to the meditation pillow and sit there anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. The whole thing is about 30 minutes. Then cup of coffee and get to work – try to do something creative first.
- What a surprising hobby of yours? Brazilian jiu jitsu and architecture/design.
- What’s a current obsession? Cold therapy.
- Mountains or beach? Mountains
BONUS: What would you like God to say to you? You did good work, and it helped a lot of people
- Type of Meditation you rely on most?
Psychic Meditation which is energy tools, visual meditation which is also her personal practice
- Helpful tip for valuable meditation?
Focus on your breath, take the pressure off yourself that you have to do it right. Keep showing up and try different meditation to find what works for you.
- Self-Care Hack?
I make sure to clear everyone out of my space every night and get out into nature. I clear people’s energy by creating a bubble out infront of you, putting everyone from the day in that bubble, and then blow up the bubble. This gives the person their energy back.
- If you could give any piece of life advice what would it be?
If you don’t like how things are going, believe that you can change your perception and everything else will change.