Guided Breathing Session With Wim Hof & Russell Brand
It's been a while, but it seems like I mention Wim Hof multiple times per year now.
If you don't know who that is, he's known as "The Ice Man."
He holds 21 world records, has summitted Mount Kilimanjaro in nothing but shorts, and stood covered in ice for 112 minutes...
And he credits all of this to a particular breathing technique.
It's so remarkable they've done research about how this technique functions in the body, and even discovered that participants who performed this technique after being injected with an endotoxin were able to control their sympathetic nervous system and immune response, and lower inflammation.
Russell Brand brought Wim Hof onto his podcast to discuss the technique and the science behind it.
I have it queued up for you where Wim takes Russell through a guided breathing session.
(It takes 5 minutes to perform and has about 4 minutes of explanations of what's happening afterwards.)
What you're going to do is 30 deep breaths. After the final breath, you will breathe OUT and NOT breathe in again. You shouldn't get the urge to breathe in again for (hopefully) close to 2 minutes. When you NEED to breathe, you will take ONE big breath and HOLD it for 10 seconds. Then breathe out, and resume breathing normally. That's one round.
You may experience some interesting sensations throughout your body as you perform this technique.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes.
And if you have the time, I highly recommend listening to the entire podcast. It's loaded with interesting information and perspectives.
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