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Wim Hof - The Iceman

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Learn the Iceman’s Secrets

What if you could control the mind and body to such a degree that you could cheat death, fight off diseases without drugs and heal emotional trauma without therapy? That is exactly what Wim Hof says we all have the potential to do.

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.

Just Breathe

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

Chapters

00:00 | Trailer
11:05 | Introduction to Wim Hof.
12:30 | How did you first meet with the cold.
13:40 | The brain doesn’t stop.
14:30 | The depth of the brain connected with the depth of the body.
15:34 | Feeling a deep connection.
16:20 | Deeper breathing and oxygenation of the body.
17:20 | Crazy man sitting in freezing water. Years of mockery.
18:10 | Feeling peaceful and powerful in silence.
19:00 | What is life about. You are the book.
19:30 | we are made to be happy strong and healthy.
20:10 | Tapping into the endocrine systems and immune systems.
20:30 | How did a guy from Amsterdam from the squat teach the world about human psychology? do you ever wonder how that happened?
21:50 | We are meant to be able to tap into psychology to be happy, strong and healhty at anytime.
23:46 | Is there something about the cold that is so immediate that needs to be dealt with right now?
24:11 | People think I like the cold so much. I fucking hate it man! I don’t like it at all, I like a warm hot place.
24:43 | Merciless but righteous.
25:25 | Tapping into the deepest part of our brain.
25:46 | Once I encountered the cold, I stopped reading.
26:10 | Engaging the lizard brain.
26:18 | I just made a song the Crazy Monkey.
26:40 | A lizard is into food, fuck, freeze, fight & flight.
27:00 | The first bungee jump.
28:15 | The reptilian brain takes control producing fear.
29:20 | Went from the cold, mastered the breathing, the breathing you felt you could master the adrenaline response and then you decided, let’s take that a little further.
29:30 | we got to make it accessible to everybody.
30:03 | Why are we not able to tap into our happiness, strength and health. Spirituality and Love.
30:20 | 2011, they measured what was happening. Drawing blood from me to be analysed later.
31:05 | Because I knew I was going into the tank, I programmed on cell level, 300% more metabolic activity.
31:22 | Just through my mind.
31:32 | What were you thinking? I’m going to beat the cold. I’m going to use it.
31:40 | Anybody can do that.
32:16 | Tapping into the happy hormones.
33:12 | Injected e.coli for a controlled experiment.
34:00 | Do you know where you are going mentally when they were injecting you with bacteria?
35:09 | It can’t be bacteria. It’s sugar water.
35:13 | You trained 12 people to go and do the same thing and you trained them in a few days?
35:33 | Mindset. We are going to win the greatest war with the enemy with the greatest victims and most misery created ever! – The War Against Bacteria.
36:32 | 10 days. It’s a nice number.
36:52 | Breathing.
37:00 | Rabbits.
38:06 | Humans think we are superior to nature. Acid and alkali.
39:00 | Nature did a perfect job until we began to screw it up.
39:25 | No ego. We go.
40:39 | The iPhone 6. Using our intelligence for happiness, strength and health. Making it accessible.
41:42 | Somebody got to do this. This life is too short not to live. And I’ve got an obligation to pass it on.
42:19 | Love constituted by happiness, strength and health.
42:45 | 30 minutes in ice and then breaking the record again 12 days later. What’s got the biggest reaction and what scared you the most?
44:00 | My retina froze.
45:28 | I lost the fear of death. I never felt I the fear I was drowning.
46:39 | Going into a dream state. Just alive. The fear and idea of death is that we have no control anymore. The brainstem, the end of the tunnel.
47:29 | This is the key. Taking away the fear of death. Taking over the nervous system with the right level of pH.
47:35 | At the time of the death. It was just shutting down.
48:17 | Learning to be aware of the brain body connection.
48:40 | Relying on Science. Religion. Politics. Power and Corruption.
49:46 | The system has to be turned around.
50:25 | The more the merrier with scientific research.
51:45 | The Dalai Lama.
52:32 | How can we connect with themselves or their lizard brain.
52:40 | Change the psychology.
54:00 | First ask yourself are you happy, strong and healthy the way nature intends it to be?
55:10 | Just breathe.
57:00 | Freeze. Breathe motherfucker.
57:40 | It can be done because the pH levels go up.
57:58 | Mastering breathing is mastering the brain.
58:20 | Oxygen level drops but you will feel relaxed.
1:00:00 | We suffer from uncontrolled stress in society.
1:01:47 | Having no inhibitions.
1:02:32 | I have 4 children. My wife died. It took me by surprise.
1:03:15 | Emotions go deep.
1:05:40 | Grieve.
1:06:03 | Brain research. Activating the pineal gland.
1:06:45 | Trauma and stress brings about an acidic state within the amygdala.
1:07:14 | Breathing influences the chemistry.
1:08:11 | Getting to similar psychedelic states through breathing.
1:09:30 | Triggering DMT through the pineal glands.
1:10:30 | It’s a choice.
1:11:11 | When you are 1 hour 52 mins in the ice, how do you decide when to stop?
1:13:02 | Its programmed.
1:14:16 | A normal person without training would pass out and then die. Vascular system.
1:14:30 | Breaking records. Climbing Kilimanjaro.
1:19:45 | Documentary for medical mysteries.
1:20:13 | Fake nerve. The autonomic nervous system.
1:23:24 | What is the good part and bad part of being recognised as The Iceman.
1:24:45 | The door to the truth is openness. And you’ve got the key.
1:25:35 | I’m always motivated to talk about my beliefs.
1:25:47 | Who doesn’t want to be happy, strong and healthy.
1:26:39 | Do you have to be weary that people want to look up to you?
1:26:47 | We are the Jesus, the Gandhi’s, the Mandelas.
1:27:20 | Astronaut. First time I realise how beautiful it is.
1:29:23 | Getting back to what is important to our life.
1:30:14 | The cold is out teacher. The Bhagavad Gita – the mind controlled is your best friend and the mind non controlled is your worst enemy.
1:31:31 | Ability to expand our consciousness.
1:32:41 | Looking at America.
1:35:25 | Meeting Oprah Winfrey.
1:36:52 | Teach me.
1:37:05 | Breathing until light headed, tingling.
1:39:37 | The endocrine fixes and reset the body.
1:40:32 | Training the mind to do things consciously.
1:41:09 | Success secrets.
1:42:48 | What will look like a successful Wim in 2020. We go is the love.
1:42:17 | I know I get intelligent when I can see more of myself.
1:42:56 | A mantra.
1:45:32 | Health. Strength. Happiness.
1:47:30 | Chemistry.
1:48:10 | Advice to the 20 year old Wim.

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