Last year I talked to you about Earthing. Now, I’d like to introduce you to something different— the Wim Hof Method
This not a placebo. It definitely works. From his website it says: “Realize Your Full Potential”.
Over time, our relationship with the world we live in has changed. Our lifestyles have disconnected us from the natural environment. Because of this disconnection, our age-old survival mechanisms are no longer triggered and we’ve lost touch with our inner power. Through decades of self-exploration and groundbreaking scientific studies, Wim has created a simple, effective way to stimulate these deep physiological processes and realise our full potential.
The Wim Hof Method is about reconnecting us to ourselves, to others and to nature. The method is based on three powerful pillars — breathing, cold therapy, commitment”
I find this to be true, particularly the first statement that our lives have changed so much and we are so disconnected that all we want is CONVENIENCE. We need to go outside and experience nature, cold, hot, etc, and meditate and at the same time… Earth!
The Wim Hof Method is not easy but if you do it, you’ll find the following benefits, just to name a few:
You can hold your breath for a long time meaning 1 min 30 sec to, for some people, 6 min. For me I can hold for 2 min and 30 sec. Watch this video for a 2 min tutorial on how to do this.
When you take a cold shower it will invigorate you to say the least. When I come out from the shower I feel so empowered that I feel I can take on everything. Almost anyone can benefit from this!
According to Wim Hof, this can help with the immune system. To help prove this, research was done on Wim Hof himself! Radboud University, The Netherlands (2014)
Quoting from the Wim Hof website:
The power of the Wim Hof Method is the combination of the three pillars. A committed, consistent practice including the breathing technique and cold exposure can help you unlock a host of benefits including:
Reduced stress levels
Heightened focus & determination
Stronger immune system
I’ve only shared a barest minimum of what this method can do and for me not only is this free but like I say to all the patients – health is simple.