Wim Hof holds the Guinness World Record for the longest ice bath, he’s run a marathon in the desert without drinking and regulated his own body temperature and has held his breath for six minutes. It sounds crazy, but for the “Iceman” extreme cold and breath are the keys to his connection to himself.
In this episode of the mbg podcast, Wim draws us into the icy depths of the sea sharing the moment 42 years ago when he first submerged under the ice and felt the power of himself “being unconditionally there." That feeling became his life-long catharsis, especially critical after his wife took her own life in 1995: "I had to survive, I went into the cold and it healed me."
From there he discovered that through specific breathing techniques he could withstand any amount of cold to the point where he did not feel the low temperatures. He since has developed the famous Wim Hof method, which he says is “extraordinarily simple but also extraordinarily effective—and it is backed up by science.” Here’s what to get excited about in this podcast: