What if you could feel better?
Whether you practice yoga, running, gym workouts or even if you barely move during your day, we all want to feel better. Feeling better makes us happier. Our happiness lets us give more to our friends and family. Happiness allows us to live the life we dream of living.
But there’s a problem. You’re stuck. What you are doing now, whether you practice for hours or not at all, is not bringing you the health and happiness you want in your life. You’ve tried doing more of the same. You’ve tried the latest fad products and programs. They just aren’t working.
What if you could feel better and be happier by doing less?
What if allowing your body to do what it does naturally will give you everything you are looking for?
Meet Wim Hof, the Iceman
By the time Wim reached his teenage years, he was already running barefoot through the snow, comfortably… It was the beginning of his confrontations with the cold that have stunned the world. Wim Hof (born 1959) is able to perform exceptionally on what he is focused on. Wim believes that due to our lifestyle today we are far removed from our natural bodily condition. We breathe with shallow breaths which means that our body is not optimally supplied with oxygen.. According to Wim, it’s not complicated at all: “What I am capable of, everybody can learn”.
Proven control over your inner nature
Wim Hof has taught himself how to control his heart rate, breathing and blood circulation. All this is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. Science says that the autonomic nervous system is a part of the body you can´t control, yet Wim can, by steering his hypothalamus (an area in the brain which regulates the body temperature). In conditions where the body temperature of an untrained person drops dangerously after exposing it to extreme cold, Wim is able to retain his core temperature at around 37 degrees Celsius.
After 1 hour and 52 minutes sitting in ice, Wim’s core temperature stays the same. Scientists around the world are baffled by this exceptional performance. In the Netherlands, Prof. Maria Hopman of the UMC St Radboud Nijmegen examined Wim’s physiology as he was affected by the cold, while he was up to his neck in a cylinder filled with ice cubes.
Wim Hof has participated in several peer reviewed and published scientific experiments including:
- Endotoxin research conducted by Prof. Peter Pickkers, UMC St Radboud (amazing results, influence on the autonomic nervous system and immune system!)
- Blood tests during meditation and breathing exercises in the UMC St Radboud Nijmegen led by Prof. Netea and Prof. Stick
- Cold physiological research TNO led by Prof. Daanen
- Cold physiological research in Oulu (Finland) led by Prof. Oksa
- Blood tests during meditation and breathing exercises in New York led by Dr. Kevin Tracey
21 Guinness World Records
Wim has accomplished 21 Guinness World Records. Through his exercises and workouts Wim has achieved:
- running a marathon above the Arctic circle in shorts
- running half a marathon barefoot above the Arctic circle in only shorts
- officially swam under ice for 66 meters, unofficially swam under ice for 120 meters with one breath
- free climbing
- hanging on one finger at an altitude of 2000 meters
- climbing the highest mountains on earth in only shorts
- heat tests with a constant body temperature
- Full marathon in Namib desert without water consumption
Rediscover Your Inner Power
“Over time, we, as humans have developed a different attitude towards nature around us and we actually forgot one thing, “inner power.” This is the relationship by our physiological mechanisms to adapt and survive within our natural environment, which is direct and effective.
Because we wear clothes and control the temperatures at home and work, we have changed the stimulation on our body, thus the old mechanisms related to survive and function. As these deeper physiological layers are not stimulated anymore we have become alienated from them, thus our bodies have weakened and we are no longer in touch with this inner power. The inner power is a force accumulated by full awakened physiological processes. It also influences the very core of our DNA” Wim Hof
“My goal is to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
I am using the Wim Hof Method to perform better and recover faster during my runs in the (cold) water. Thank you for this powerful method Wim.” Maarten, Netherlands
“I have a strong coxatrose ( joint disease caused by worn cartilage ) in my left hip. By implementing the WHM in my daily life I got the strength to deal with it in a different way than operate. I love the purity of Wim and the participants. Wim’s coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more alive. Thank you Wim.” Tineke, Netherlands
All of this may seem superhuman, but Wim remains adamant about this:
“What I am capable of, everybody can learn”.