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

    There is so much right about the method that Wim shares and the way he shares it that engages TRUE HEALING. I would not compare those methods with any other system or dogma because comparison misses the value of the methods altogether. Just sit up and do it with the knowledge that going slowly and gradually adapting the basics of these methods is the safest way to use them. You will create your own healing with the highest success I am aware of.

    With these techniques Wim connects the emotional content of living with the balance of internal and external movement, a state of really living a full and enjoyable life. This is living a life with the fullness of Love. I see it as stepping out of your shadowself and living with the real person you are. Engaging the wholeness of your being with methods like this removes the layers of illusion that any outside influence has upon our lives.

    If you notice where Wim's intention goes, it goes to Us, to We, to everyone. He is not bound by the constraints of the often misunderstood word called ego. He puts his intention into the demands of simply going into the cold where the mind becomes still. In this quiet our intentions control our bodies. The activity of doing such dynamic physical movements in the warmth of the cold requires the focus on only doing the breathing, thus pushing every automatic/autonomic system to respond to our thoughts.

    Notably so, these things are the things that animals do all of their lives. Still, it is the odd thing about humans that disconnects them from their humanity when they don't follow their instincts and simply control their minds, their wholeness and the rhythm of their hearts by actively controlling their breathing while in the presence of water.

    I have shared some of my own similar habits here on Avalon, not a single one invented by me, except that I, like everyone who does anything like this, naturally invent the variations I create whenever I do them. You will make your own with methods engaging your thoughtful breathing with cold immersion. Your willpower will automatically be engaged and it is then that you begin to control your health.

    I do now and have for many years done this same cold water Ishnaan, this Misogi, a real prayer of engaged living with the wholeness of my being. It is, and has been, a powerful method of many cultures from the very beginning of the ancestral time of their awakening as caretakers here. I appreciate that Wim and other like-hearted teachers share these methods, spanning so many cultures for so many eons across the mark of the times that humans have been living here.

    I live a balanced life when I express myself in movement. I do it when I sing a song that moves me. I listen to the whisper of the music my breath makes when I dance. I prepare for that connection when I practice these same things in the presence of colder waters.

    I break thru to the angels and demons that listen within the airs when I push the painful feelings out and away from my heart. Those archons are a reflection of my experience, another shadow of the self that exists only in the discord where and when Love does not live.


    From the times of my earliest memories these things have been my comfort and the brightness of my being, Alive...
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    Default Re: Wim Hof Method [The Iceman]: using breathing techniques to activate your body's true potential

    I just started Wim's Fundamentals course, but have using the breathing techniques for several days. It really works! Using these breathing techniques I already have more energy and can do more physical work without strain or stress.

    I shoveled a lot of snow today in a hawaiian shirt. It was slightly below freezing with the wind chill. The neighbor lady was worried that I could harm myself so I had to explain to her why I was not crazy and told her about Wim Hof.

    I then decided to build a snow sculpture so I took off my clothes, donned my bathing suit (cuz I didn't want to get arrested :-) and had some fun. I did find that I needed to wear boots and gloves, but I was able to stay out for another half hour with bare skin while it snowed and the wind blew. Fantastic! I didn't even get cold using the breathing techniques.

    I am seventy something with not very desirable genetics, but after having employed liver/gallbladder flushes, colon cleanses, fasting, ketogenic diet and exercise, I am actually growing younger. I used to weigh 250 pounds but with a healthy ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting (aka time-restricted eating) and a couple five-day fasts, I lost seventy pounds and for the most part my skin shrunk, too! And I didn't even get hungry on the ketogenic diet.

    I'll keep posting my progress here as I think Wim Hof's discoveries, which have been scientifically/medically validated, deserves attention.

    And more importantly, anyone can learn to do what he does and get healthier in a very short amount of time.

    Here's a really good interview with "The Iceman":

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    Funny you should post this, Truman, I had the same thing happen to me this morning.

    We ended up with a good bit of snow last night, so I decided to use the Wim Hof method and shovel the driveway in my basketball shorts. I felt energized and refreshed even after about forty minutes, and my neighbor from down the street came over a bit concerned.

    It’s super effective, when done properly, and when done with enough previous practice. The breathing made me lightheaded at first, but it’s something you have to practice and build up.

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

    Quote Posted by James (here)
    Funny you should post this, Truman, I had the same thing happen to me this morning.

    We ended up with a good bit of snow last night, so I decided to use the Wim Hof method and shovel the driveway in my basketball shorts. I felt energized and refreshed even after about forty minutes, and my neighbor from down the street came over a bit concerned.

    It’s super effective, when done properly, and when done with enough previous practice. The breathing made me lightheaded at first, but it’s something you have to practice and build up.
    Thanks, James. Yes, by all means, start gradually. And it's also important not to overdo it because some people have passed out when doing it. BE SAFE: So it is very important for people not to do it in water or while driving, etc.

    The idea is to take in more air than you exhale. The diaphram should go down and the belly go out when inhaling to fill up the lungs as much as possible. Exhale is just relaxation without pushing.

    I used the video below to get started but I stopped when I felt I was overdoing it. However, in a couple days I could do three rounds of it with no problem with deep breathing:


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    This video is so wonderful. Thank you for posting it! I have shared it with a bunch of people. I studied Re-Birthing years ago and was a big advocate of the method, enjoying many profound experiences with trainers and on my own. I have not practised it now for many years, having explored many other things on the way. This man has taken re-birthing (introduced to the west by Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray, via Babaji) and expanded it into a profound healing modality. A very inspiring short film.

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

    Hey guys!
    I wanted to share Dan Brule with you, another Champion of the breath. He really made me aware of the multidimensionality of breath, after I thought I already knew it all. In his training he also incorporates Wim‘s method, I think they know each other.
    He was also one of the original re-birthers and close friends of its founder Leonard Orr.
    Here is the first interview with him that I listened to and that really blew my mind.

    https://soundcloud.com/growthisland/...qF3XiD9CSIhaiA

    Here is an interview of Wim Hof with Kim Anami, a conscious sexuality teacher. So here they discuss Wim‘s method from the angle of sexuality. Also highly interesting and shows a different side of him.

    https://kimanami.com/fck-motherfcker-ft-wim-hof/

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

    Here is a much better and more detailed video with Wim Hof explaining the breathing technique:


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