Posts Tagged ‘Wim Hof’

Unlocking our lost potential

February 12, 2017

From the (fantastic) book What Doesn’t Kill Us by Scott Carney:

Every human alive today lives in a cocoon of consistency: an eternal summer. We’re overlit, overfed, and overstimulated, and in terms of how long we’ve been on Earth, that’s all new.

Humans have evolved with an innate ability to resist the elements. Our remote ancestors marched across endless expanses of frosty mountains and navigated parched deserts long before they invented the most basic footwear or animal-skin coats. While technology has made us more comfortable, the underlying biology is still there. The key to unlocking our lost potential lies in re-creating the sorts of harsh experiences our ancestors would have faced.

If you’ve been wrapped in a thermogenic cocoon for your whole life, then your nervous system is aching for input.

Exposure to cold helps reconfigure the cardiovascular system and combat autoimmune malfunctions.

3 steps to absolute control of your life

February 10, 2017
  1. Live in the present: be aware of your body, your mind, and your surroundings.
  2. Master breathing: consciously control your breathing.
  3. Control your autonomic nervous system: take a cold shower every day.

4-minutes to release stress and reset the nervous system

January 29, 2017

Feeling stressed? Here’s how to release the stress. It’s a 4-minute nervous system reset. It restores the acid/alkaline balance in the blood.

Stand up. Shake your arms. Relax. Feel your feet.
Feel your hands and shoulders. Then do 30 deep
breaths. On the last breath, breathe out, hold it,
and then immediately drop down and do
pushups (no breathing).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7MseR-eDkg

I just did it. I feel great. Amazingly, I did more pushups than I’ve done in years. And they were done without any air in my lungs! Apparently the 30 deep breaths super-oxygenated my cells and it was that which powered me through the pushups. Awesome.