Wim Hof, aka The Iceman, has accomplished countless “impossible” feats, such as climbing Mount Everest past the “death zone” (~7,500), wearing nothing but shorts and shoes (2007), completing a full marathon in temperatures close to −20 °C (−4 °F) without a shirt on, and setting the Guinness World Record for longest ice bath ever recorded – 1 hour 53 minutes and 12 seconds.
Wim Hof is not part of some sort of alien species – he has simply learned to harness the cold and unleash the power his body already stores. Since 2012, he’s been teaching others to do the same, and it’s creating an incredible amount of positive change around the world.
The Wim Hof Method was created in order to teach the average person to tap into their “inner fire” and use a combination of breathing techniques and cold water immersion to feel happier, stronger, and healthier in order to live a better life.
His technique is a convenient alternative to the expensive pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. It uses natural and FREE elements – oxygen and cold water- to eradicate chronic illness, mental diseases, and many other ailments.
What Wim is capable of was long viewed as scientifically impossible. In 2007 the first scientific analysis was done at Feinstein Institute in New York. In 2011, the University Medical Center St. Radboud in Nijmegen really got the ball rolling. After running several tests they couldn’t help but admit that Wim and others are able to voluntarily influence the Autonomic Nervous System, something which up until then was thought impossible. Through the Wim Hof Method, this groundbreaking finding, published in PNAS and Nature, established credibility and bred curiosity among academia. Increasingly, researchers across a wide range of disciplines have since taken an interest, and various promising studies are currently underway.
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“The cold is your warm friend.” – Wim Hof
Proper exposure to the cold starts a cascade of health benefits, including the buildup of brown adipose tissue, increase in metabolism, reduced inflammation, enhanced immune system, balanced hormone levels, improved sleep quality, and the production of endorphins –those feel-good chemicals in the brain that naturally elevate your mood 🙂
“Breathe!!! It’s for FREE!” – Wim Hof
We are always breathing, the plants and trees are always breathing! Yet often we are unaware of this process and of its tremendous potential. The breath is fundamental and vital to our existence. It reasons to say that becoming aware of and conditioning this process would be highly valuable. The specialized breathing techniques of the Wim Hof Method can unearth more energy, reduce stress levels, improve performance, and boost the immune response.
“If you can learn to use your mind,
anything is possible.” -Wim Hof
Cold exposure and conscious breathing both require patience and commitment in order to be fully understood. There are many ways to say it: focus, determination, meditation, concentration, mindset, conviction, belief, “the zone”… no matter the method it is understood that the Mind plays a very important role in managing the many layers of this life. The Wim Hof Method trains ones ability to respond more effectively and connect more deeply. Through training the mind, we can do more than we think we can.