The Awesome Natural Healing Power of Deep Breathing

The Awesome Natural Healing Power of Deep Breathing - with Rakel Sosa | NextFem Podcast with Tara Padua

In this episode Rakel Sosa shares the remarkable story of using the awesome natural healing power of deep breathing and meditation to heal a fibroid that threatened not only her life but that of her unborn baby.

Rakel is a breath-work instructor specializing in stress management. For 22 years she has been helping women create resilience during big transitions like divorce, illness, career change and pregnancy. Her book “Blooming Together” is a week by week program to help first time moms create a nurturing prenatal environment for a happy and healthy baby.

Episode Highlights

• 3:30 – How Rakel uses deep breathing exercises to reduce stress, boost energy and heal self-doubt
• 5:30 – Why meditation and breathing techniques are like “daily showers” for your mind, body and soul
• 10:40 – Rakel tells the story of finding out she has a 17 cm fibroid growing alongside her in utero baby
• 10:45 – On choosing to nourish hope rather than spend her pregnancy bedridden and afraid
• 11:25 – The surprising reason behind Rakel’s transition from Gaza Strip covering journalist to breath healer
• 12:00 – How Rakel used breathwork to have a healthy pregnancy and natural birth
• 13:55 – How to harness the body’s pure energy to feel better instantly
• 15:40 – The non-woo woo way to use self-love, self-care and acts of kindness open energy flow immediately
• 18:00 – Why the way you eat is more important than what you eat
• 22:00 – Rakel takes us through her favorite deep breathing exercise
• Related: Get my free 22-page e-book: Natural Attraction: 9 Rules to Attract the Right Man by Being Yourself with No Games or Gimmicks

1. Favorite book for women?

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine

2. Favorite self-care hack?

• Salsa dancing

3. Best piece of advice and who gave it to you?

• Trish Riamandamonte (Indian Healer)

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

Malala Yousafzai, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner

5. One piece of advice you’d give your 5 years younger self?

•  Be kind to yourself and be kind to others

Resources and People Mentioned

• Rakel’s website and Facebook
• OPT-IN for Rakel’s 7-Minute Meditation Exercise: 21 Breaths

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