The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential

The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential

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Overview

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The only definitive book authored by Wim Hof on his powerful method for realizing our physical and spiritual potential.


“This method is very simple, very accessible, and endorsed by science. Anybody can do it, and there is no dogma, only acceptance. Only freedom.” Wim Hof

Wim Hof has a message for each of us: “You can literally do the impossible. You can overcome disease, improve your mental health and physical performance, and even control your physiology so you can thrive in any stressful situation.” With The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares a method that anyone can use—young or old, sick or healthy—to supercharge their capacity for strength, vitality, and happiness.

Wim has become known as “The Iceman” for his astounding physical feats, such as spending hours in freezing water and running barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. Yet his most remarkable achievement is not any record-breaking performance—it is the creation of a method that thousands of people have used to transform their lives.

In his gripping and passionate style, Wim shares his method and his story, including:

Breath—Wim’s unique practices to change your body chemistry, infuse yourself with energy, and focus your mind
Cold—Safe, controlled, shock-free practices for using cold exposure to enhance your cardiovascular system and awaken your body’s untapped strength
Mindset—Build your willpower, inner clarity, sensory awareness, and innate joyfulness in the miracle of living
Science—How users of this method have redefined what is medically possible in study after study
Health—True stories and testimonials from people using the method to overcome disease and chronic illness
Performance—Increase your endurance, improve recovery time, up your mental game, and more
Wim’s Story—Follow Wim’s inspiring personal journey of discovery, tragedy, and triumph
Spiritual Awakening—How breath, cold, and mindset can reveal the beauty of your soul

Wim Hof is a man on a mission: to transform the way we live by reminding us of our true power and purpose. “This is how we will change the world, one soul at a time,” Wim says. “We alter the collective consciousness by awakening to our own boundless potential. We are limited only by the depth of our imagination and the strength of our conviction.”

If you’re ready to explore and exceed the limits of your own potential, The Wim Hof Method is waiting for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683644095
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2020
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 6,007
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Wim Hof, a.k.a. “The Iceman,” holds multiple world records for his feats of endurance and exposure to cold—such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro wearing only shorts and shoes, running a barefoot half-marathon in the Arctic Circle, and standing in an ice-filled container for more than 112 minutes. Having been taught by the majestic natural power of the cold, Wim is on a mission to share his discoveries with the world.

The benefits of his method, now practiced by millions, have been validated by eight university research studies. He has been featured on the BBC, VICE Media, Discovery Channel, and Joe Rogan, Tim Ferris, and School of Greatness podcasts.

For more, visit wimhofmethod.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword An Unlikely Meeting xi

Preface It's All There for You xvii

1 The Missionary 1

2 The Birth of the Iceman 9

3 A Cold Shower a Day Keeps the Doctor Away 19

WHM Protocol: Cold Exposure for Beginners 23

The Wim Hof way to Get warm 27

Wim Hof Method Experiment #1: Ice-Water Bath for warmer Hands and Feet 34

4 Breathe Motherf*cker 35

WHM Protocol: Basic Breathing Exercise 41

In case of Altitude Headaches 43

Breathing Exercise while Walking at High Altitude 44

Resting Breathing Exercise to Adjust to an Altitude Greater Than Thirteen Thousand Feet 44

Wim Hof Method Experiment #2: Extending Your Retention Time 45

5 The Power of the Mind 51

WHM Protocol: Basic Mindset Exercise 57

WHM Meditation 71

WHM At-a-Glance: Three Pillars of a Daily Practice 72

6 Olaya 75

7 WHM for Health 89

8 WHM for Performance 107

WHM protocol: Power Breathing for Endurance 111

Wim Hof Method Experiment #3: Does WHM improve Your Athletic Performance? 115

Wim Hof Method Experiment #4: How Long Can You Hold a Horse stance? 118

9 The Truth is on Our Side 121

Breathing for Pain Regulation 125

10 A Day in the Life of the Iceman 129

WHM Protocol: ice Baths and cold Plunges 134

11 Freeing Our Ancestral Burden 137

Breathing for Mood Regulation 146

12 Beyond the Five Senses 149

Interoception with the Breath 153

Interoception of the Heartbeat 156

13 Into the Light Within 159

Wim Hof Method Experiment #5: Breathing for stress control 164

Units with the Light: The "Stroboscope" Exercise 169

Epilogue How to Change the World 171

Acknowledgments 175

FAQs 177

Notes 183

Glossary 189

Further Reading 197

Photography Credits 201

About the Author 203

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