Wim Hof

Wim Hof’s practice is about discipline, natural healing, and unlocking human potential (breathing practices, cold exposure, and commitment). Breath work and cold exposure practices lead to a variety of health benefits. 

My experiences with cold exposure are deeper than the physiological or scientific benefits. Cold showers and polar plunges have sharpened my mind. Going into the cold has taught me to embrace discomfort, to practice commitment, to be present, and to JUST DO IT. 

Alarm.
Wake up.
Get up immediately.
Set a 1 minute timer.
Turn the nozzle. 
Take a deep breath. 
Get in the cold shower. 
Cold. 
Present.
Time’s up. 
I feel ALIVE. 

I do not think it has to be cold water or an ice dunk to start your morning feeling invigorated. It can be a run or resistance training or 50 push ups & 100 sit ups, but there is an underlying reward waiting for you when you get up and JUST DO IT. 

Do not wake up and hit snooze. Do not wake up and think about everything you have to do that day. Do not wake up and scroll through your phone. Wake up and take action. Run, walk, exercise, yoga, cold shower, it doesn’t matter–what matters is that energy is our number one resource and energy is generated through action.

If I start my day charging my body (shocking it into action) then I have a more energized day.

Commitment to the cold has shown me the path to energy and that is my biggest take away from practicing the Wim Hof Method. 

Thanks Wim! 

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