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How To Increase Your Physical Strength Using This Breathing Technique From Wim Hof

by Cheyenne Diaz April 11, 2018

Meet Wim Hof — a man who holds 20+ Guinness World Records and whom many call “Superhuman.”

In this video, Wim Hof teaches a simple breathing technique that can help you access more of your physical potential.

About The Video

There are many amazing men and women in the world, but Wim Hof, AKA the Dutch “Superhuman,” is one of the most puzzling human beings out there.

Wim has been baffling scientists for years with his ability to do the impossible. Here are some of the crazy things he’s been able to accomplish by using the mind-body connection:

  • He’s climbed Mount Everest in just his shorts.
  • He’s ran a full marathon above the arctic circle — once again, in just his shorts.
  • He holds the world record for the longest time being fully immersed in ice.
  • He’s been able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will.

But he’s no genetic freak. He’s been able to use the scientifically-proven Wim Hof Method to redefine what humans are really capable of.

So who better to teach us how to discover our full physical potential?

In this video, Wim teaches Vishen Lakhiani a simple breathing technique that will improve your physical strength, reset your nervous system, and influence your performance ability.

What Is The Wim Hof Method?

The Wim Hof Method, developed by Wim Hof, is composed of three core methods to help you unlock your true physical potential.

Here are the three pillars of the Wim Hof Method:

1. Cold therapy

Cold therapy plays a big role in the success of Wim Hof’s physical feats. According to Wim, exposure to cold can result in a number of health benefits, including fat loss, lowered inflammation, improved immune function, balanced hormones, and better sleep.

2. Breathing

In the video above, Wim shows Vishen how to perform one of the exercises that makes up the second pillar of the Wim Hof Method: breathing.

Higher oxygen levels provide us with greater energy, reduces stress, and a supercharged immune response to fight pathogens.

3. Commitment

The first two pillars of the Wim Hof Method would be useless without the third: commitment.

Consistent exposure to cold therapy and focused breathing techniques take time and patience to learn. Commitment is what’s needed to follow through.

How To Perform The Wim Hof Breathing Technique

Want to try the Wim Hof Method for yourself? Wim shows Vishen how to perform a powerful breathing technique in the video above.

You can use this breathing technique to unlock greater physical strength and enhance your abilities in the span of just a few minutes.

In fact, Vishen was able to topple his previous pushup record and completed more pushups in one sitting than he had in the past.

And that was after just a few minutes of the Wim Hof Method breathing technique.

Try this technique yourself at home and see if you’re able to feel the difference. Check out the video above for instructions on how to complete the technique.

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Did you try out this breathing technique? How did you feel afterward?

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by Cheyenne Diaz
Cheyenne Diaz is a Mindvalley Writer, who always gets creative inspiration when she takes hikes through her favorite place in the world, Big Sur, California. As a multiethnic American, she grew up learning and loving other cultures. She’s a passionate supporter of appreciating the beauty of the world through travel, food and art.

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