I’ve been taking cold showers for a while and “Wim Hof” name was floating around this space. He popularized a breathing method that I tried this morning for the first time and was mindblown by its effects.
The body was tingling, felt so similar to cold showers (due to oxygen uptake mechanisms I guess) and much stronger - teeth(!?) and hands tingling like craze. On the second and third rounds, I was able to hold my breath for 3 minutes!
When I finished in 15 minutes I was laughing as it felt so good. The next thing I did is to write this blog post and send a link to my friends.
There is a science behind it:
- Immune system response - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6jqaALpEFM
- Oxygen drop, EPO + HIF (Hypoxia Iducible Factor) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfyDTcuX0SE
Guiding videos on how do it:
- To guide I used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tybOi4hjZFQ
- Entry tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzCaZQqAs9I
I’m incorporating this into my routine along with the cold showers. Nootropic indeed.
Try it now, and make sure your stomach is empty! Let me know how it goes in comments or email, would love to discuss effects.