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What is the Wim Hof Breathing Technique?
This is a unique method that can unlock amazing potential in the human body. Science and researches have been studying WimHofs methods for years to understand how we all have the same capabilities simply by breathing and meditation Techniques.
Example of technique
1. Get comfortable
Find a comfortable place to do your breathing exercises where you won’t be disturbed. You can sit or lie on your back, but do not do this exercise whilst driving or standing up.
2. Do 30-40 power breaths
Once you’re comfortable, you can start to breathe in and out 30 times — not too shallow or deep. Imagine you’re blowing up a balloon and you’re whole body is being saturated with fresh oxygen. This may feel a bit like you are hyperventilating, but you are in control. Like me, you may also feel a tingling or lightheaded sensation throughout your whole body, when you do this for the first time. This is perfectly normal.
3. Hold your breath
After doing 30-40 Wim Hof power breaths, empty your lungs of air and retain the breath for as long asyou can without force. During the retention, I found it relaxing to close my eyes and focus on the space between my eyes. Just remember to set a stopwatch if you’re interested in recording your results. You might want to see how you progress with the breath retentions if you plan to do this regularly over a set
period of time.
4. Breathe in for 10 seconds After the breath retention, take a deep breath in and hold it for a further 10-15 seconds, before exhaling.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 Repeat the whole process for another three rounds. Remember to record your times down, so you can track your progression.
6. Meditate after 4 rounds of power breathing
After the power breaths, you can then go into your regular practice of meditation or meditate for five minutes if you’re a complete beginner by closing your eyes, bringing your awareness to your breath and focusing on the space between your eyes.
Over time, you can gradually increase the amount of time you spend in meditation after the power breaths, but five minutes is sufficient for a beginner.
As with any new meditation or breathing technique, if it doesn’t feel right, stop doing it and trust your intuition. If you found the power breath exercise useful,
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