Breathwork is the conscious practice of controlled breathing through a variety of exercises and techniques where a practitioner intentionally changes their breathing pattern in the hopes of improving physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. These exercises are usually intended to leave the practitioner in either a more relaxed or a more energized state, depending on the type of breathwork being practiced.

Wim Hof: The Man and the Method

Your breathing rate and pattern is a process within the autonomic nervous system that you can control to some extent to achieve different results.

Can Breathing Like Wim Hof Make Us Superhuman?

Wim Hof has run marathons barefoot and shirtless above the Arctic Circle, dove under the ice at the North Pole and languished in ice baths for north of 90 minutes—all feats that he attributes to a special kind of breathing practice.

Who Is the Iceman?

Wim Hof claims that a combination of cold exposure, meditation, and breathing techniques can strengthen your inner nature and prevent disease.

Science Explains How the Iceman Resists Extreme Cold

Finland’s Arctic circle might not seem like a great place to run a marathon barefoot and in shorts—unless you’re Wim Hof. Hof, better known as "The Iceman," has attained roughly two dozen world records by completing marvellous feats of physical endurance in conditions that would kill others.

Could the Wim Hof Method Help You Thrive in Business?

A Dutch extreme athlete, famous for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures, and breaking world records along the way, Wim Hof is a man on a mission. Millions swear by his simple, accessible exercises, known as the Wim Hof Method.

Cold Comfort: Can the Wim Hof Method Combat Covid? He Thinks So

Disciples of 61-year-old Wim Hof climb mountains in bikinis and party barefoot in the snow. He tells Charlotte Edwardes how he turned the health benefits of ice into a lucrative business, with millions of followers—one ended up becoming his much younger second wife.

When in Doubt—Breathe

I realize yoga still carries stereotypes such as granola-loving, uber flexible chant-till-you-drop fanatics, but I'm here to prove those people wrong...Yoga will change your life.


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