Ever heard of the Wim Hof Method yet? For Wim Hof, a Dutch daredevil, nicknamed “The Iceman”, it is the basis of success and healing. The WHM is actually quite simple, and it’s based on the three pillars of cold therapy, breathing, and commitment/mindset.
For decades, Hof has been practicing self-developed techniques, which he says can make the human body more resilient in the face of physical and psychological stress. If you are up to to submitting yourself to extreme cold, using your breathing to achieve a higher state of brain activity, and ready to commit to the method, you’re on the way to replicating some of Hof’s incredible feats.
Also numerous studies have put the WHM to the test and discovered some pretty incredible things: Namely, that humans have the ability to activate their autonomic nervous system voluntarily and actively influence their immune response and consciously control their stress and pain response using a regimen of breath work, meditation, and cold therapy.
This alone has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and the benefits include reduced inflammation and pain, improved recovery and sleep, increased thermogenesis, reduced anxiety and depression.
Needless to say we are intrigued!
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