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      03-18-2020, 03:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation Wim Hof Method During Corona Virus Pandemic



Been looking to add to my daily routine of working out and I think this might be it. Evidently Wim's method boosts the immune system and increases adrenaline without spiking cortisol, rewiring our immune response to stress, or something to that effect.

Figured I'd share, because of all the positive press Wim has received over his method over the years.

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A follow up to my own thread - anyone here already practice it??
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A follow up to my own thread - anyone here already practice it??
Not his method....but I've done Tai Chi for years for stress and flexibility. Plus I have been involved in various Martial arts where this type of breathing is emphasized.

Chinese call it "Chi"
Japanese call it "Ki"
Yogis call it "Pranayama" or three part breath.

A good read if you haven't read yet is "The Yellow Emperorís Classic of Internal Medicine" where it goes into a lot of detail on how the breath affects everything in your body.

Came to the conclusion that it's all the same...."breath work" that is. It's been around for thousands of years in multiple cultures. Some sitting, some while moving, etc.

I don't believe there is anything magical about it like some make it out to be, but do believe that it can be developed enough to do some pretty amazing things. I have witnessed that first hand. But the laws of Physics still apply.

Good post though. Anything you can do to calm your mind, center yourself, and relax will definitely improve health.
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Lolz I kinda thought same
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I haven't heard of it but been doing yoga for over a year so follow more of the 3 breath part. Today I did a HIIT workout and then did about 20 minutes of yoga stretching with breathing followed by shavasana. I'm going to start meditating for 10 minutes before bed. I did it for a while during a yoga series last year and it really helped me sleep better.
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So after having dealt with the pandemic and being at home every day with our 2 kids, and generally a new type of stress being dealt with, I can see how the WH method would be beneficial.

I breathe in various ways depending on the types of workouts I'm doing, and I could not imagine not having these workouts (ex: ab work vs chest vs back vs leg work) available to me. Each of them require different kinds of breathing, and each are important.

For instance - if I were just running - I would mostly be breathing fairly shallow, which in my humble opinion - might increase ones fight or flight response more than say - deeper breathing from doing weights, or concentrated deeper breathing such as the WH method.

For these reasons I can definitely see the merit in this practice.
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