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Wim Hof Breathing

Wim Hof Breathing

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Description

Wim Hof Method is a breathing exercise that focuses on keeping the body in optimal condition and in control during extreme situations with the goal of reconnecting us to ourselves, others, and nature.

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Possible Benefits

  • May increase energy
  • May improve sleep
  • May reduce stress
  • May heighten focus
  • May strengthen immune system
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Required Equipment

None.

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How to Do It

  1. Get into a comfortable meditative pose (i.e. laying or sitting down)
  2. Take 30 - 40 deep breaths. Inhale through your nose using your stomach and chest then exhale naturally through your mouth
  3. After the last exhale, hold your breath for as long as you can
  4. When you feel the urge to breathe again, inhale to your full capacity. Hold your breath for 15 seconds and exhale.
  5. Repeat 3-4 times.
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Why it works

The Wim Hof Breathing Method is a science backed method that influences your nervous system. The energy your body releases when practicing breathing exercises can, over time, influence your nervous system and subconsciously change how you respond to things such as stress.

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Time Commitment

20 minutes.

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Suggested Frequency

Every day.

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Time of Day

In the morning before breakfast.

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Possible Side Effects

May affect motor skills

May lead to loss of consciousness

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Tips

  • Sit or lie down before practicing the techniques.
  • Don’t try if you are operating a vehicle
  • Don’t try if you are in or near bodies of water.
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Category

 Mood  Stress  Health  Sleep  Immunity  Energy  Productivity  Focus
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