The Breathing Effect
The cold is your warm friend and one of the three pillars of the wim hof method. Gradual cold exposure creates a cascade of health benefits.
Training our cardiovascular system and blood circulation, reduce inflammation and boosting the release of feel good hormones clearing the mind and thinking processes. It also helps us respond quickly and positively to external stressors.
Boost and harmonise our immune system
Optimize our body's thermoregulation system
Overcome our inherent fear of discomfort
Heighten body awareness
Relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases
The second pillar of the wim hof method is breathing. We’re always breathing, yet we’re mostly unaware of its tremendous potential and treasure trove of benefits.
Conscious breathing takes us deep into our inner being. With this technique we reset our hormonal systems, which become out of balance due to the way we live. Practising controlled breathing energises and strengthens the body's systems, Cardiovascular Diaphragm, blood circulatory system and the nervous system, also helps the body to prepare for gaining access to the ANS autonomic nervous system and reduce inflammation.
Improve mental well-being
Alleviate symptoms of depression, fatigue and chronic pain
Increase pain tolerance
Improve sleep quality
Build up our stress resilience
The 3 Pillars of the Wim Hof Method
COMMITMENT / MIND SET
The third pillar of the WHM. Both cold exposure and concious breathing require patience and dedication to fully enjoy the benefits. With determination and focus we can step into a cold shower or ice bath. We explore the results through our mind and body. With each attempt becoming easier as we fortify our mental capacity for dealing with discomfort. Once we feel or see even the slightest benefits we become a little stronger and encouraged to go further.
Decision making becomes easier
Increased self awareness
Feel connected with nature and ourselves
Experience periods of complete bliss and gratitude
"I have literally had to change my chemistry from the inside, and it’s ongoing. That Eureka! moment when you feel the key turn in the lock is a wonderful heart lifting moment. Healing begins from there! "
"YOU can change yourself if you want it bad enough!"