In Dec 2016 I came across this gorgeous soul on a mission to talk about his experiences in this gorgeous puzzle we call life. Wim Hof called the Iceman captured the attention of scientists when he demonstrated he had been able to use meditation to remain submerged in ice for 1 hour and 53 minutes with no core body temperature shifting. Since that time, he has climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude illness, completed a marathon in the Namib Desert with no water and proven under a lab setting he’s in a position to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will.I watched this Documentary where Wim offered to teach Matt Shea and Daisy-May Hudson to scale a freezing cold mountain in their shorts without getting cold. However, when Matt and Daisy signed up for the practice, they had no idea that the so-called Iceman was likely to direct them on a psychedelic journey across Europe that circled the chasm between science, mystery and spirituality.Since December I’ve been using the simple breathing technique which I’ve added below for you to start practicing too. It’s helped me with concentration during my meditations and yoga training. It’s helped me to get more current and aware and encouraged my physical strength. We do the procedure before meditation, yoga and other physical practices. Dara and myself today share this technique on our events and NAKED retreats. The results people are having are inspiringly deep. We love hearing the stories buddies share when they’ve started implementing this simple practice in their everyday routines. Recently we have just bought the 10 week online video lessons and will begin exploring this method somewhat deeper.The Wim Hof Method is like Tummo (internal heat) Meditation and Pranayama (yogic breathing). Yet it is something different entirely. While Wim has read a great deal of books on yoga and meditation for several years, this technique primordially comes from what he terms’cold hard nature’. By exposing himself to the bitter states of character, he discovered to withstand the extreme forces of cold, warmth and dread. If you learn this method or procedure properly, it is going to enable you to perform to the same.The first part is a breathing exercise that may be likened to controlled hyperventilation. That is, of course, an oxymoron. Hyperventilation is something that happens involuntarily. But just imagine the breathing part, with no of stress activates that normally cause this method of breathing. The picture will consist of rapid breathing which makes one languid, invigorates one, makes one high on oxygen.Step by step explanation breathing exercise (taken from Wims site )1) Get comfy Sit in a meditation posture, whatever is most comfortable for you. Ensure you are able to expand your lungs without feeling any constriction. It’s suggested to do this exercise right after waking up as your stomach remains empty or prior to a meal.2) 30 Power BreathsImagine you are blowing up a balloon. Inhale through the nose or mouth and exhale through the mouth in brief but powerful bursts. Maintain a steady pace and use your midriff fully. Close your eyes and do this around 30 times. Symptoms could be light-headedness, tingling sensations in the body.3) The Hold, retention following exhalationFollowing the 30 rapid successions of breath cycles, then draw the breath in once more and fill the lungs to maximum capacity without using any force. Then allow the air out and hold for as long as possible without force. Hold the breath till you experience the gasp reflex.4) Recovery Breath Feel your chest expanding. When you’re at full capacity, hold the breath for about 10 seconds and this will be around one. The breathing exercise can be repeated 3 rounds after each other.5) After having finished the breathing exercise take your time to enjoy the feeling afterward. After doing the breathing exercise and you are feeling good, you can begin with taking the cold shower.Summary+ 30 times balloon blowing / circular breathingBreathe in fullyBreathe out with no force and grip until gasp reflexInhale completely and hold for 10 minutes. Repeat until completed and recuperate from the breathing exercise. Insert push-ups or yoga poses during the time that you’re holding your breath till you await the gasp reflex. See that you are more powerful without atmosphere than you would usually be if you can breathe! Daily stress disconnects you with your brain stem that keeps you in flight or fight. The Brain Stem is the reptilian brain / Amygdala which modulates survival mechanisms and physiological motor control / hormones.This breathing technique eliminates the co2 in the body that will enrich the oxygenation and O2 from the body. It takes you deep into the nervous system.Controlled hyperventilationHyperventilation generally makes you gasp for air and activates the struggle & flight response. In this controlled nicely instead you oxygenise the cells and blood. CO2 goes down and Oxygen goes in and the PH levels in the blood goes up. BENEFITS; You receive a surging rush ofDopamine (Entertaining Hormone)Oxytocin (Love hormone)Serotonin (Comfort hormone)& Taps into pure adrenalin + Breathing is chemistry / oxygen is chemistry in the body Energy increases making our mood change in positive ways Improving health and gaining internal energy Enhances circulation Improves psychological and bodily well-being Enhances cardiovascular health helps control your autonomic nervous system Helps clear your mind and good before meditation sitting helps you more present and aware Its aids in stress release Helps cure depression lets you take more oxygen to your system when relaxed depletes oxygen levels – surpassing the 100% to the cells and circulatory system that makes the chemistry Alkaline. I hope this article was of advantage to youKeep loving yourself enough to do the things that make you flourish and enhance others lives ❤ — — ◊♦◊Have you read the first anthology which was the catalyst for Your Great Men Project? 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Wim Hof, called the Iceman, captured the attention of scientists when he managed to use meditation to remain submerged in ice for 1 hour and 53 minutes without his core body temperature shifting.

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