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The Whim Hoff Method


Whim Hoff, known as The Iceman is someone worth looking at. He has learnt how to consciously tap into the autonomic nervous system to heal disease and stress. He's done this in hospital and lab settings supervised by doctors and scientists so this isn't him just talking, it's backed up by hard science. It's basically a breathing method that allows you to deeply make the mind/body connection. He's helped people dealing with PTSD and stress so I'm thinking it's worth looking into for anxiety.

He's trained people to do the same, from his website:


"Authors: M. Kox, P. Pickkers et al. - Radboud University Medical Center (published in PNAS) Summary: In this paper, the effects of the Wim Hof Method on the autonomic nervous system and innate immune response are evaluated. A group of twelve people was trained with the Wim Hof Method before undergoing an experiment to induce inflammation, normally resulting in flu-like symptoms. Compared to a control group who were not trained in the Wim Hof Method, the trained participants showed fewer flu-like symptoms, lower levels of proinflammatory mediators, and increased plasma epinephrine levels. In conclusion, the trained group was able to voluntarily activate their sympathetic nervous system."

https://www.wimhofmethod.com/science

He's known for his amazing records, some of which are:

Running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle, barefoot only wearing shorts
Swimming underneath ice for 66 meters
Hanging on one finger at an altitude of 2,000 meters
Climbing the highest mountains in the world while wearing shorts
Running a full marathon in the Namib Desert without drinking
Standing in a container while covered in ice cubes for extended periods of time

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I just did a set and feel lighter and calmer, I'll try to do this first thing in the morning.
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He probably has superhuman genes. Don't think anyone can do this. But still pretty cool.
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He probably has superhuman genes. Don't think anyone can do this. But still pretty cool.
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Like I said he trains people to do it. Can't you see the study?
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Has he trained people to pull off these feats?

Hanging on one finger at an altitude of 2,000 meters


Running a full marathon in the Namib Desert without drinking
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Hanging on one finger at an altitude of 2,000 meters





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Don't know. It's more of a training thing than it is genetics as he and others have proven. Of course genetics could play a role here too, it's like weightlifting, there will always be someone that's the strongest and then there will be everyone else but doesn't mean that everyone can't improve either which of course they can.

That isn't really important to me or the point of his method, the point is in developing a mind body connection to heal us physically and mentally. Anyone who can take time to practice can do this, like with anything the more you practice the better you get.
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That isn't really important to me or the point of his method, the point is in developing a mind body connection to heal us physically and mentally. Anyone who can take time to practice can do this, like with anything the more you practice the better you get.
I heard of one case where a woman (French as i recall) cured her cancer without western medicine (solely diet and positive thinking etc). It felt very plausible. It was a documentary.

I really do want to believe in this. And I do believe that SOME people are so mentally strong they can affect their physiology to some extent. But i think most people aren't mentally acute to this degree. If that was the case, we'd hear about thousands of Eastern monks repairing their bodies and minds, wouldn't we?

Most people can't even will themselves to stop smoking cigarettes and eat junk food, you know? including me, i started smoking again since my coworkers do.... lol

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Just because people can't stop smoking doesn't mean this doesn't work and it's been proven by science so it's not even a matter of belief. I don't know about other monks, doesn't really have anything to do with the Wim Hoff method and who knows what they can do it's not like it makes it to the news anyway. You'd think Wim Hoff would be all over the news considering that he and others have been able to affect their autonomic nervous system which was thought impossible until he proved it. The thing is it works and it will work for the people who put the work in.
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I saw this guy on TV recently. I should see if I can find it for you. I think he showed the reporter how to swim under the ice a bit - controlling the breath etc. Looked quite interesting mate.
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I saw this guy on TV recently. I should see if I can find it for you. I think he showed the reporter how to swim under the ice a bit - controlling the breath etc. Looked quite interesting mate.
Sounds interesting but don't go out of your way to find it. The main thing for me now is to practice and stay consistent.
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Sounds interesting but don't go out of your way to find it. The main thing for me now is to practice and stay consistent.
Okay no worries. Yeah, it looks like the sort of thing you'd have to be consistent with. It's good you're trying to find ways to help with this.
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