WHY? * Lung capacity training - increase O2 to muscles and organs * Increase sports performance * Recovery from respiratory illness * Prevention and strenghtening of the immune system - more natural resistance against foreign invaders (like viruses) * Better hormone regulation * Activation central nervous system * Improved sleep * Less mental and physical stress (tension release) * Feel more energy * Fun activity to do with a buddy
WHEN? * May 2022: Saturday 21st from 4-5:30 PM (10 spots left) Requirements and fee(s): * Sign up with a buddy/friend * Small group setting: only 5 couples can attend per workshop * Fee per couple AWG 70 or US$ 40
After tragically losing his wife at a young age, Wim spiralled into depression and was left a single father to four young children. To cope with his grief, he turned to the cold. By enduring extreme temperatures and undergoing extensive training to control his breathing, Wim gained his energy back, and more. Years later, an extreme athlete, yogi and all round wild adventurer (only in the best sense of the word), Wim now holds 21 Guinness World Records. From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in just a pair of shorts, to running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot. He is living proof of what the human body is capable of.
Wim Hof has scientifically shown that we can train the body to better cope with stress, strengthen cardiovascular health and gain control over the immune system. You can become the Alchemist of your own body.
About the Breathwork The Wim Hof method breathing exercises act as a short stress response. Known as ‘controlled hyperventilation’, they are proven to lead to more resilience and control in everyday life. The method involves deep, rhythmic inhales and exhales followed by a retention time, holding the breath for minutes at a time. Think of the breathwork as Energy Therapy. Whilst it triggers a flood of happy hormones, it can also work to release any suppressed emotions.
About the Cold According to Wim, our bodies are naturally capable of withstanding extreme temperatures. But, society has artificially controlled our surroundings to make us ‘comfortable’. Challenging the cardiovascular system and blood vessels with cold therapy balances hormones and builds mental resilience. Basically, the cold is our teacher and we can learn the power of our own minds.
About the Mindset Dedication to the Wim Hof method is the most important pillar of all. After all, a goal’s just a goal unless it’s a habit. Our minds are our greatest tool but going deep into your own physiology requires commitment and focus. Conscious breathing and cold therapy takes patience so willpower is key. It all starts with awakening the mind by setting an intention. Recognising the power of your thoughts to steer your body to the right hormones in cases of stress. This also includes learning how to calm the mind and release tension from the body by doing some restorative yoga postures after the breathwork and before the cold therapy.
Format of the ICEMAN Workshop (90 minutes) * Introduction: Explanation of Wim Hof Method * Breathwork: 30 deep breaths, exhalation retention, inhalation retention * Relax: Yin Yoga Postures * Cold Therapy: Icebucket Challenge and/or Icebath training * Feel Great & Vibrant (full of energy)
Precautions Do not participate in the workshop if you or your partner: * have a fever or show any other symptomes of a flu * have any chest pain or palpitations (“fluttering” of the heart in the chest); high blood pressure or use heart medication * have any swelling in your legs * consult first with your physician when in doubt