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    A lot of people will think he is just crazy,
    but I think we can learn a lot from him.

    The things that Wim Hof is capable
    of are scientifically viewed as impossible.

    It's all about influencing the body with the mind.

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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    A short documentary about "Iceman". Using breathing techniques he has defied science. Sitting in ice water for almost 2 hours, activating his immune response and intentionally increasing his adrenaline. He claims that anyone can do these things using his technique. Within 1-2 days you can measurably see the results.

    I have yet to do the breathing techniques but figured I'd share. I plan on giving it a try. If anyone tries and wants to share their experience, I'd love to hear some personal testimonies.

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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    My mother and I do this whenever we can. Glacier-fed water is irresistible!

    I haven't been sick in years. Kundalini yoga uses this sort of technique.

    I'm a 40yr. smoker but my lung capacity is phenomenal...

    But this guy takes the cake!
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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    Very interesting. The yoga technique Ernie is mentioning is called 'The breath of fire', the "Iceman" seems to work on the same physiology

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXGXAnhzyy8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKqWXieA_8c

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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    I've tried his breathing method, once you do it you will feel "funny".

    Here is the technique.
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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    A while back daily cold showers were routine for me. A detoxification program called for hydrotherapy, alternating hot and cold water. Try standing under a very cold stream of water without screaming! HAHA. I had to tell the kids not be concerned when they heard me yelling and grunting. Certainly did feel invigorated afterward.

    This program sounds unique and quite interesting. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    Just bumping this very interesting doco


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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    Did a search here on Wim, not finding anything and like to share experiences with anyone here doing this breathing technique, here is Wim teaching one technique


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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    I do deep breathing and body meditation. The above is a bit close to the Breath of Fire from Kundalini Yoga but without postures. Deep breathing alone can bring on the rising of the Kundalini energy. Holding of the breath activates body blocks in the chakras. Useful but needs proper regulation. If you block you must unblock before finishing your routine.

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    I like this simplified version of breath and empowerment from Wim as it is direct and involves you becoming involved, believing in your own innate ability to energize your body and control, direct your mind.

    By the way, this next bit is for the few of you who inadvertently wasted money on a "special" type of training. If you do not know who this is about then there is something here for you also........

    Breath of Fire is not from Kundalini Yoga, remembering that someone used that word to describe not any real yoga, but an invented one, one almost always guaranteed "not to raise your kundalini". BoF is from Yoga itself, not a bastardized, ad hoc version from an evil soul, or as those of us who are Gurusikhs, who knew "the most corrupt man on the planet"-yogi bhajan's own words to a friend of mine, experienced. I hope you would know the difference, yet I would not apologize for the lies of others.

    BoF is also a natural exercise that those of us who explore breath have used along with many other breath exercises. My life-long advice is to mix and match whatever technique you explore on your own. By the way, if you were conned into believing that learning yb's k.yoga teacher's training is worth anything more than a waste of your money and discernment i would ask you to look deeper and embrace your own intuition, your own creativity and do at least a little internet search on the matter of a teacher's lack of integrity, crimes against women, lawsuits against, etc.,etc., etc.,etc....

    I recently met a police officer new to a nearby city who quickly recognized that I was a sikh. He said that one of the 3 letter agencies briefed the police department he was previously in about the sikhs and said not to worry, that they weren't terrorists, they are criminal thieves, at least those close to the fakir/yogi and some of the businesses he was involved in. (I can say that most outside of the close loop, except for their criminal telemarketers, are honest folks.) This officer's details to me of some of the crimes that fake yogi and his underlings committed was a surprise even to me, aside from as much as I had endured and heard from others. We became fast friends, not because of the truths we both knew but because he had no filter to block telling the truth.

    This matters to me as a teacher because some of the so-called yoga sets that man taught had nothing to do with the effects promised. My younger brother, a former sikh, and I used to trade all of the silly, b.s., promises we could find if you did this technique, or that set, or this breath, or that meditation, all worthless script from many others and that 'donkey' (yb.'s words to me once about himself), no insult to donkeys intended. So..........leave the expectations behind and discover the power you inherently have been born with.

    The yoga set is your yoga set.
    The breath is your breath.
    The exploration is the magic you invent.

    Breath is the beginning opening, the Door/the Dwaaraa, and beyond. If you want to control your mind start with your Breath and listen/soonee-eh to the universe within.
    Praan, UhPaan, Sushmuhnaa...... Pruh-saad.
    Energy, Elimination, The Central Channel.....Grace.

    From one of the few who was there to be with friends, but who couldn't stand the corruption, leaving with the Guide in my own Home, in my own heart, responsible for my own life, connected and not isolated in the lies or the empty rituals of human subservience.
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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    Wim Hof has done two podcasts with Joe Rogan which was how I came upon this material, this is one , sorry about adds at beginning >

    https://www.mixcloud.com/TheJoeRogan...e/712-wim-hof/

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    Am on the other computer now and able to put this vid here instead of the above, first interview that Wim and breathing technique became known to me >




    And a previous vid he had done with Wim >


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    I have been doing wim hof 100 breaths, breathing routine for about 6 months now. Also started a wim hof breathing routine with pushups. Started off doing 20 push-ups while holding breath & made my way to 50 push-ups on one breath in less than a month. My wife also started the 100 breath routine just recently as an intro to meditation. Can say that we have both benefited immensely from Mr. Hof’s techniques. Highly recommended to those that are interested in improving their health & expanding awareness.
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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    I came across this fellow on you tube. I work in the water for six months out of the year so I figured I had nothing to lose

    with this method you are supposed to be able to;

    Withstand extreme cold and heat

    Hold your breath for long periods of time

    suppress immune responses




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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    Thanks guys, I searched for this multiple times and came up with nothing. I used the quotes like I have seen suggested but that never seems to work for me. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks again, Charles

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    Is anyone else trying these techniques ? I am about a month in and so far so good. Waiting on the ice to break here in the northern mid-west so I can go to work. I would love to here of others experience, I feel like I have found an important piece of my puzzle.

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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    I just completed my winter challenge of taking only cold showers. It hurt bad some days. Didn't use any hot water... I guess it never dropped below 13 degrees celsius here so nowhere near as cold as Canada or Europe, but I have no heating in the house. I noticed I gradually got acclimatized to cold. The only pain is washing the soap off. It takes ages. It's cloying and annoying and nearly impossible to get off your skin. I now allow 45 minutes for my daily shower. Maybe 5 minutes hot water to get the soap off might be useful.

    Cold showers are like a mini-daily baptism. Totally invigorating on every level.

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    Shades of "Withnail and I", Daozen!
    Except by choice, yet!
    I think you will soon be up for even a "vacation by mistake".
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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    Breath retention on exhale 1 minute 30 seconds

    Inhale 1:15

    5 Minutes barefoot exposure in the snow at 7 degrees fahrenheit
    Plus daily cold showers often times morning and evening
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