The Wim Hof Breathing Method

Who is Wim Hof?

Born April 20, 1959, Wim Hof is the official holder of 21 Guinness World Records! One of his most famous World Records includes the Ice Endurance feat which placed Wim shoulder deep in ice for 1 hour and 52 minutes. Through the practice of his various techniques Wim Hof has been able to stand the extreme colds of Mount Everest without a shirt, to running a marathon through the harsh heat of the Namib desert with no water. It is performing such feats under extreme conditions like these that have eared Wim the title of “The Iceman”. And by perfecting his method of breathing it is believed that you can accomplish the same.

 

“What I am capable of – everybody can learn.” Wim Hof

What is the Wim Hof Method?

Much like the Yogic technique of Pranayama breathing or the Tummo meditation, the Wim Hof method is a particular style of breathing that has been proven to boost your immune system and give you the ability to withstand harsh physical conditions.

 

“Unless you are willing to experience new things, you’ll never realize your full potential.” Wim Hof

 

The basic idea behind the method is controlled hyperventilation. First get into a comfortable position such as cross legged or lying down on your back… now get then ready to breath! You begin the Wim Hof method by breathing in and out deeply and at a rapid pace for a certain number of breathes. 30 plus is recommended. Once that is complete, you breathe out completely so little to no air is left in your lungs. This is held for as long a period of time as you feel comfortable. When you feel like you can not hold this any longer, you take a deep breath in filling your lungs with oxygen. Your breathe is then held for about 10 to 20 seconds before you release and repeat. At this point you have completed one full cycle of the Wim Hof breathing method. Wim recommends you do this cycle at least 3 times to get the full benefit of the practice.

 

“If you can learn how to use your mind, anything is possible.” Wim Hof

 

It is important to note that this is the very basic form of the Wim Hof method, and that Wim offers an online course over many weeks that will properly teach you the basic and advanced forms of this technique. For more information on these advanced breathing techniques you can click here. Please note I am currently not receiving any compensation for this. However I have practiced the Wim Hof Method for a while now and am a firm believer in its many benefits. I would encourage you to do the same if you feel it is right for you. I hope this information was helpful to you and wish you the absolute best in your journey. If you are already a practitioner of the Wim Hof method or have any questions on the topic, please feel free to comment below. As always… Be well family!

 

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Sources:
Wim Hof Method
Iceman Wim Hof
Super Human Health
Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman

 

Dr. Masaru Emoto and Water

Dr. Masaru Emoto was a Japanese researcher, photographer, and author who wrote many books on the power of human consciousness and the effect it has on water. He was born on July 22, 1943 in Yokohama, Kangawa Prefecture. However, it wasn’t until 1994 that the idea to freeze water and observe it with a microscope under varying conditions was realized.

 

“To understand water is to understand the cosmos, the marvels of nature, and life itself.” Masaru Emoto

Dr. Masaru Emoto and his Experiments on Water

Dr. Emoto held the belief that water is the template for our physical reality and that emotional energy could change the structure of water. He hypothesized that water could react to positive thoughts and that contaminated water could be revitalized through the power of prayer and positive visualization.

Some of Dr. Emoto’s most well known experiments consisted of exposing water in glass containers to different words, pictures, and / or music. He would then freeze and examine the properties of the water crystals with microscopic photography. Through his experimentation, Dr. Emoto was able to prove that water from pristine locations (virtually unaffected by humans) such as a mountains, rivers and streams produced a more beautiful crystalline design. While water taken from polluted areas near cities showed far more damage to the water crystals design. Still, the most astounding experiments conducted by Dr. Emoto included playing music for water, which caused the crystals in the water to form absolutely beautiful formations.

 

“Words are the vibrations of nature. Therefore, beautiful words create beautiful nature. Ugly words create ugly nature. This is the root of the universe.” Masaru Emoto

 

His results confirmed his beliefs that water exposed to positive thoughts and words would result in beautiful crystalline structures, while the negative thoughts and words would result in deformed crystal formations. However as he observed the frozen water he came to realize he never observed the exact same crystals twice. For that reason he did not consider the results of his experiments scientific, but he did consider them to be accurate and true.

Dr. Emoto began sharing his results with the world in his first publication “Messages from Water” in 1999. He continued to publish even more of his findings in various books throughout the following years which included a children’s book that can be download online for free by clicking here.  In 2008, Dr. Emoto published the findings of his experimentation in the Journal of Scientific Exploration.

 

“Understanding the fact that we are essentially water is the key to uncovering the mysteries of the universe…” Masaru Emoto

 

Through his work, Dr. Masaru Emoto was able to prove that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. And it is because of this I sometimes question how our thoughts affect our everyday lives and the physical bodies that we inhabit. It is common knowledge that a full grown adult can range from a make-up of 50% to 60% water, while a newborn baby is upwards of 70% water. So I ask… How are your words, thoughts, and emotions affecting you?

 

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Sources :
Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Official Website

Masaru Emoto Wikipwdia

Interview with Dr. Masaru Emoto “The Magic of Water”

The Double Slit Experiment

In 1909 a British physicist by the name of Geoffrey Ingram Taylor proved that single photon can also act like waves. One of the initial experiments that sparked the ideas of quantum physics. This is the double slit experiment

What is the Double Slit Experiment?

To perform this experiment, scientists took a particle of matter called a photon. The idea was to shoot this photon at a target. Before the photon could reach the target it would pass through a barrier with a one slit opening. The scientists shot the photon at the target and it passed through the barrier and hit the target exactly as expected. The scientists were pleased with the results of the experiment as the photon / particle acted as they hypothesized it would.

Next they tried the experiment again, except this time they replaced the one slit barrier with a two slit barrier. This time when the particle was shot through the two slit barrier something interesting happened. The particle actually disappeared! When it reappeared the photon had reached the target but was no longer just a particle as it appeared in wave form and had passed through both of the slit openings at the same time. What this meant is the particle changed from a particle of matter into a wave of energy to accommodate the conditions of the newly formed experiment.

The conclusions from these experiments was that the consciousness of the scientists must have affected the outcome of the experiment. The fact that the scientists knew there were different openings affected the way that the particle worked. Similar experiments were conducted in 1927, 1961 and 1971 using electrons and produced similar results… That our consciousness has an effect on the world that we live in.

 

“Reality exists only where the mind creates a focus…” Sutra from Mahayana Buddhism

 

On February 26, 1998 this experiment was repeated again by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. And once again this highly controlled experiment produced similar results. The scientists were able to demonstrate how a beam of electrons reacted to being observed. However the most shocking aspect of this experiment was that it revealed something unexpected. What it revealed was, the greater the amount of “watching” the greater the observer’s influence on what takes place.

The implications from these double slit experiments are quiet astounding. And I often wonder wonder what consciousness truly is, how it works, and what is its ultimate effect on this reality that we occupy. When reflection on such things I am reminded of the age old question… If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

 

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Sources:

Double-slit experiment

Davisson–Germer experiment (1927)

Jönsson of the University of Tübingen Experiment (1961)

The Merli–Missiroli–Pozzi Two-Slit Electron-Interference Experiment (1974)

February 26 issue of Nature (Vol. 391, pp. 871-874)

Mahayana sutra in english