Wim Hof The Iceman
Imagine being one of the strongest, most enlightened human beings, able to harness your own hormones and adrenalin so that you could survive the deadliest cold and heat.
That is exactly what Wim Hof has managed to achieve, and he is adament we all have the potential to do the same.
Wim believes that physiology, not material success, is the key to happiness. And a huge part of that is the way we breathe. He has developed a simple technique call the Wim Hof Method that unlocks the untapped potential all of us have within our own bodies. When you breathe following Wim’s method, not only do you start to feel more energised and relaxed. You also instantly change your body chemistry. You will start to produce more adrenaline, tap into the immune system to fight bacteria, and reach deep meditative states of mind quickly and easily.
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The man famous for breaking 26 world records for surviving the cold, Wim Hof has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Everest in his shorts and swum in arctic conditions under one metre of ice. He’s also spent over an hour in an ice bath.
If you or I tried any of these things, the chances are we’d be dead very quickly.
But Wim, the real Iceman, has developed a system of breath control that re-establishes the natural connection between mind and body, and allows us to control our adrenalin responses. This allows him and his students to literally programme their brains and bodies to reset themselves under the most life-threatening conditions, all through the power of the mind.
If this sounds far out to you, just know that Wim has no interest in religious or political dogma. He is not offering any spiritual world-view. Rather, Wim believes that we can shift human endurance and health, and articulates his method through hard science.
And let’s be honest, it’s very easy to look at Wim Hof and see the media gimmick – another crazy guy performing superhuman tasks and making headlines. But if you watch this interview you will not see the iceman, instead, you will find a warm, open and loving guy.
As with the greatest of our guests on London Real, Wim Hof believes absolutely in the potential of every human being. He has no investment in the idea of being superhuman.
He believes we are all capable of harnessing our hormonal systems and reestablishing the natural connection between our brains and bodies. In short, conscious control of our body’s primal survival system is everyone’s birthright, and Wim insists that we all have the power to create happiness, strength and health for ourselves.
In this episode, Wim shows us, step-by-step, how we can start harnessing this forgotten connection with our primal brains through breathing exercises.
I loved talking to Wim. I was deeply moved when Wim opened up about losing his wife to suicide, and how having four kids to look after, forced him to stay accountable to his mission.
Wim used his own understanding of the nervous system to heal his trauma and grief. Out of all the massive feats Wim is known for achieving, this might be his greatest success.
Wim’s story is inspiring and I know you’re going to learn something from this episode.
Join us as we discuss:
- pH levels in our cells, adrenalin, and Harvard
- The endocrine system, Autonomic Nervous System, and Oxygenated Blood
- The pineal gland, his first bungee jump, and meeting Oprah Winfrey
- E.coli, lizard brains, and ice baths
- The Dalai Llama, mantras, and grief
- Climbing Kilimanjaro, DMT, and the Bhagavad Gita
- His success secrets and future plans