#175: Learning To Be Superhuman with the Iceman, Wim Hof
#175: Learning To Be Superhuman with the Iceman, Wim Hof
Imagine you could voluntarily activate your autonomic nervous system and immune system response and consciously control your response to stress and pain. Now, imagine you would do all this through a combination of breathwork, meditation, and cold therapy. This is the basis of the Wim Hof Method, a method touted by thousands and backed by science as having incredible physical and mental health benefits. The Wim Hof Method was founded by Wim Hof, a Dutch extreme athlete, motivational speaker, and wellbeing influencer, known as “The Iceman” for a long-list of incredible feats involving his ability to withstand extreme cold, including 26 Guinness World Records. Wim asserts that anyone can master the Wim Hof method and unlock the incredible health benefits that come with it. In this episode, Hala and Wim chat about the science behind the Wim Hof Method and how to do it. They talk about Wim’s background and his first experiences with the cold and breath work, and they chat about the purpose in life and how to tap into your intuition.
– Perspective on the purpose of life
– Role of the body vs the role of the soul
– What’s wrong with always feeling comfortable?
– Wim’s mission in life
– What was Wim like as a teenager?
– How do you know what your intuition is?
– Is this the next human evolution?
– How did Wim Hoff become the Iceman?
– How did he figure out the breathing aspect?
– The importance of deep breathing
– What is the Wim Hoff breathing method?
– What is adrenaline’s role?
– How is the Wim Hof Method scientifically proven?
– Wim’s perspective on religion
– Wim’s actionable advice
– Wim’s secret to profiting in life
– And other topics…
Wim Hof is a Dutch extreme athlete, motivational speaker, and wellbeing influencer. He is known as “The Iceman.” Wim earned this nickname after setting 26 Guinness world records, including swimming under ice, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, submerging himself in ice for 1 hour and 52 minutes, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in just shorts and sandals.
Wim Hof is the creator of the Wim Hof method, a combination of breathing, cold therapy, and commitment to give you the tools to take control over your body. Wim is on a mission to share the potential health benefits of his method, working with scientists around the world to prove that his techniques work.
He is the author of several books including, The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Potential.
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[00:00:00] Hala: Hey whim, welcome to young and profiting podcast. So happy that you're here. This might be one of my most anticipated interviews so far this year, and you are a living legend known as the Iceman. And this is because of your dozens of world records involving the cold, including climbing Mount Everest in shorts and running an ice and snow half marathon barefoot.
[00:00:24] Hala: You've taken the scientific world by storm. And if you've helped humans reimagine the possibilities of understanding our brains and the conscious control of our innermost bodily functions and systems, and you seem to be truly enlightened and have tapped into ancient wisdom through your work. And so my plan is to cover a lot of ground in the next hour.
[00:00:43] Hala: And I want to be sure all of my young, and profiteroles hear your perspective on the meaning of life, the creation of life, and our purpose is human. I want to get some background into how you became the Iceman and all the revolutionary findings that have come from your breathing techniques and the scientific studies that back it up.
[00:00:59] Hala: And I also want to understand how you envision the future of mankind. So we've got a lot of things to cover. So I want to get straight into some of your beliefs, I want to start off with your perspective on the purpose of life.
[00:01:10] Hala: You've said in the past that the brainstem is the purpose of life. I want to understand what you mean by that. And what do you think the purpose of life is as humans?
[00:01:19] Wim: Yes. Brainstem is the reptilian brain. The purpose of life is life itself without life there is nothing. So it all started the development of mammals of reptiles in the. As the brainstem, the brainstem knows cold. It knows eat, it knows fail. And those food, it knows freeze, but it doesn't think it is not really feeling, but the purpose of life as being just life is there.
[00:01:56] Wim: And then we developed our brains into a limbic system upon that, which is the mammalian brain and then the neocortex, which is the human brain. And now we are able to think about things and become conscious consciousness means expanding neurology inside the brain. at that makes our existence as beings suddenly able to alleviate the gravity while we came in and have a consciousness growth.
[00:02:30] Wim: That transcends the physical powers of this world and goes into a higher consciousness. But before that happens, we need to have a understanding of how to control the smacking isms inside the brain to evolve from a being in this world into consciousness, which is entangled to where consciousness, which is able to transcend or to become enlightened because in the end, our purposes to be light, not dark light, not heavy.
[00:03:10] Wim: So
[00:03:10] Hala: while we're on the topic of the meaning of life, I think you have a really unique perspective on the role of the body versus the role of the soul. Could you explain that to us?
[00:03:20] Wim: Yes. The body is absolutely the vehicle of our soul without a soul we stink in. it's because of the grace of the soul, that you are smiling, looking at me and being conscious and so beautiful.
[00:03:36] Wim: You are beautiful. But the soul in the people all is beautiful. It is the light itself. So in that body, it's able to express and I've been studying my body's reactions as well as the limits of what a body and mind is able to do. Say in a aggressive environment, the cold, the cold is really the dark It's dark, it's cold. There is no life and testing my light, my power of my mind and body to go into that matter and to see how far I can. And then going in there, I found out we have a soul, we have a soul that is able to tap into areas of our brain and body, which is far more than in science is stated.
[00:04:39] Wim: And this is what I've learned too, by going into nature into the unknown, past my fears to venture, to want to know what is this soul?
[00:04:51] Wim: The soul is like the unlimited power of the mind and our physical body is like the radio who picks up the waves, the resonance and the unlimited power of the mind is the neural a neurological connection we can have as being the receiver and sender of what is the unlimited power of the mind around.
[00:05:19] it's all there. Only the,
[00:05:21] Wim: my body has been tested and gone past our conditioned way of thinking and doing, enabling me to find things thought of in science, impossible, like how to beat disease, how to beat depression, how to beat no one physiological loss and stay for hours in freezing cold and have no temperature chains within myself, or how to go into the deep at will into the deepest of the brain and the deepest of the bone marrow into the deepest of the DNA.
[00:06:06] Wim: This was all thought it's impossible for humans to do. Willfully, but I know my body, I have been testing it out, me, myself, not going according to books, but according my intuition, my instinct, and that brought me exactly where I want to be to see and feel the presence of something that is more than thinking that, right now is present within me.
[00:06:38] Wim: And it enlightens me and I'm able to enlighten millions of people now.
[00:06:44] Hala: So something that's really interesting, like you were just saying before that the cold is like the dark, right? You purposely make yourself uncomfortable. And here we are in modern day age, we're wearing clothes. We keep ourselves warm.
[00:06:58] Hala: We've got temperature control, AC heat. We're always comfortable, right? We're always wearing clothes. We never feel the environment. What's wrong with it. that means, we D stimulate our organs. It's the greatest of organs, it's our skin. So when we do not stimulate our skin's receptors, neural receptors, temperature, receptors, pain receptors, it's all in the skin.
[00:07:26] Wim: It's a millions of them. We always cover them up. So what kind of information do you give your body inside when it is D stimulated? When it is always sort of the same, there is no danger. There is no deep stimulation, and that then is not able to stimulate and, or make a good role internal neurological networks.
[00:07:56] Wim: And that is what is also a known in science that people are able to regulate this. Internal neurological networks, like the 6 cents, the 7 cents and the 8 cents. It's all new and proprioception interoception and the sixth sense, which is intuition and instinct. Those are internally, but if we cover up our bodies, then of course something will not work fully.
[00:08:31] Wim: And then we think when we keep on going into this comfort zone behavior, then we will have to confront ourselves with modern day problems. Yeah. Comfort zone, behavior, role, problems. And that is the cardiovascular related diseases. For example, this killer number one in our society. That's because in our skin old, 125,000 kilometers, like 75,000 kilometers and miles of cardiovascular channels, they end up in the skin when they are not stimulated.
[00:09:15] Wim: The internal vascular system is not stimulated as well. And adjoined with the cardiovascular system, 175,000 miles in each and every one of us, uh, millions of little muscles. So if you don't stimulate them, they become mediocre and the heart needs to pump harder and it becomes stressful. And then we ask, why do we have burned out while we are able to run people to the moon and to Mars?
[00:09:48] Wim: And I don't know what all do highly civilized and all amazing technology. And then not being able to regulate our happiness strength and health, to be strong and vivid as we should. And we are built to be strong and vivid and enthusiastic and creative and always positively radiant. We are built like that only we de stimulated our own potential.
[00:10:20] Wim: We did stimulated our capacity and that's why we are facing so many autoimmune diseases, cancers, depressions, stress, burnout, fatigues, call it all kinds of names, all goes to the same problem, D stimulative comfort zone behavior. So go and out of there is actually seeking real comfort or real power.
[00:10:51] Wim: And it is in a initial. Stressful response you will get when you go into the coal. But very soon in a couple of days, the cold is gone and your energy is up. That is our natural state, that we have a lot of energy all day long. Amazing what you can do with that.
[00:11:14] Hala: Yeah, it's so crazy. It's almost like as humans, as we got more civilized, we forgot about our own internal powers because we just got more comfortable, more comfortable, a D stimulated D stimulated, and we forgot what power we actually have and how our, our mind can actually change our body, which is why your work is so, so powerful.
[00:11:35] Hala: So when I want to take a step back, I want to go to your childhood. So you were born in the Netherlands, you were born into a household of nine kids and you were actually a twin brother and you came into the world completely unexpected. Your twin brother was born from. And then you came next and your mom said to you let this child live.
[00:11:54] Hala: I will make him a missionary. So tell us, what is your mission in life today?
[00:11:58] Wim: My mission is no less than changing the world through the heart of people, billions of people through the heart, I will show that
[00:12:08] Wim: unconditional love for life and for each other is a natural inborn capacity of every person in the world.
[00:12:18] Wim: So that is where there is no depression, no disease. When people become unconditional love is such a great power when you feel it. Now, if we imagine, if we could make that unconditional power, Colt love up and running within us without condition, just you wake up and you, you adjust the. You know how strong love can be when you love somebody you fly, you don't think you got such a strong sensations and emotions and you are lifted up.
[00:12:58] Wim: You are like flying that power is also there unconditionally also without a need of another person it's there. And so I love my wife very much and my family life now, but I was born like 63 years ago. And then my mother, yes, she sat that slogan. So that invocation in the cold of the whole, I was unexpected being born in the cold of the hole with the words, oh God, not this child lift.
[00:13:36] Wim: I will make him a mission. That was my mother caught God, fearing a person pious and very strong in her beliefs. And that must have been a dead tattoo on my soul back then. And that made me different all my life. So yeah, respect to the mother and the love and the power there. Now it is so far that through the BBC, the series, I'm doing Hollywood and it's getting to hundreds of millions of people.
[00:14:13] Wim: Now,
[00:14:15] Hala: everybody knows the ice man.
[00:14:17] Wim: Yeah. So my aim is nothing less. Once again, as in the beginning, to change the world, to bring the understanding and the tools to connect with the power to unconditionally love. That's
[00:14:37] Hala: beautiful. So let's take it to your teenager. So when you were 17 years old, you were vegetarian, you tried different things like karate, Kung Fu yoga, and that's something attracted you into ice water.
[00:14:50] Hala: You didn't really figure it out completely until later on, but you were attracted to cold water. So what were you like as a teenager? Why did you like it's not normal to do Kung Fu and like do yoga when you're a kid. Like, what were you like when you were a teenager?
[00:15:04] Wim: I was quite knowledgeable, a debater philosopher into esoteric disciplines from Sufism to Buddhism, to inner wisdom, to karate of Japan, to yoga from India.
[00:15:18] Wim: Anything I could get my hands upon was of interest to me and I practiced it all. I was very disciplined, no drinking, no smoking, just going into these exercises and discipline. The practice and philosophizing a lot. And then I found at the age of 17 hours already, I read hundreds of books. was just different.
[00:15:48] Wim: Maybe not a nurse. I can't say I was a nurse. No, I followed my feeling. My feeling wanted to know to get to know more, more, and my languages. speak many languages. That is because my feeling has always been open to learn. If you stay open, you will learn languages. Don't talk a language. If I went to France, I opened up to learn French and then to Spain and then to Spanish.
[00:16:22] Wim: And that's the way I've learned it. And so, so the moment you speak 10 languages. And that is because you are an open beam. We should not close ourselves up in our, our persona always be inquisitive. Like a job. a child's inquisitive nature is stronger than to be in their persona. That's why they are always so excited and they are beautiful because they directly present in the light.
[00:16:53] Wim: That's what I want. I want to be in the light now and forever. So, uh, going
[00:17:00] Wim: back then
[00:17:01] Wim: when I was 17, I found myself in the park a Sunday morning I felt a attraction, intuitive and attraction and instinctively. I went in and, I was hooked and this is like 46 years ago. And since then I've been doing it every winter, every day.
[00:17:24] Wim: Going into the call.
[00:17:26] Wim: It they're called is a doorway, as I say to the soul, because through the cold, you automatically breathe deeply. And when you breathe deeply, you go past this comfort zone, behavior, behavior, role conditioning, you get into deeper areas of your physiology, of the mind and the body because you're feeling it.
[00:17:53] Wim: You know, when you are alive, when you feel it, then you don't need to know what is life. I know you are dead. That's what the cold is able to bring you to this awareness to a deeper depth than your conditioned mind of the modern times. Yeah.
[00:18:15] Wim: I followed that and then I became aware that my breathing deeply.
[00:18:22] Wim: And with the deepening, I began to exercise and to try out different kinds of breathing. that resulted in very effective techniques that now have shattered sides. For example, three weeks ago, I got a mother with two children coming to me and age five and seven, both brain tumors. They have to go into chemo and they are sick, sick, sick, sick all the time.
[00:18:55] Wim: Nauseas and sick. And they lose their hair and all that because of their chemo. But since they are doing this, these breathing techniques plus, going into the cold, their white cells of the immune system, that system have tenfold multiplied.
[00:19:17] Wim: It directly feeds into the depth of the system. And with that, the white south, they multiply like crazy.
[00:19:27] Wim: And this is very effective. These breathing techniques very effective to do it with the cold course. It goes into the depth of your physiology, much deeper than our modern day conditioning. And then, uh, brings solar's to say, two, two children are five and seven. They are happy. Now that's amazing. They are full of energy and they don't feel the chemo whatsoever.
[00:19:58] Wim: The mother is happy. The children are happy. I'm happy. So with that, techniques I found, cause there is more than meets the eye. And I just began on the hunch when I was 17. Now it has been proven. Throughout my life to, beat all kinds of world records and then signs itself.
[00:20:23] Hala: Yes. And so we're going to get into all the techniques and the studies that you've been into and exactly what the Wim Hof method is.
[00:20:31] Hala: We're going to talk about all of that, but you mentioned something that I really want to touch on, which is following your intuition. You did not read this in a book. You figured this out by following your feelings. And I feel like a lot of people now, they don't know how to even understand what their own feelings and intuition is.
[00:20:49] Hala: They don't even know how to control that or how to even appreciate it, or understand that. So talk to us about how do you know what your intuition is, what your feelings are, where you should go next. What are the things that you envision or feel,
[00:21:02] Wim: first of all, know that your intuition is a neurological network.
[00:21:08] Wim: It's called he instinct to end the, And those are neural signaling coming from cognitive cells in the gut and in the heart. And they are very strong. Only we, with our thinking brain, we have developed a established, complex of, thinking, mechanisms that, ServerPress intuition the neurology of the gut and the heart to the brain.
[00:21:39] Wim: It blocks it. We keep on thinking and thus, it is very difficult to sense it cause we are blocked there in, if you go many times, one direction, then it's very difficult to get out of the trodden path. we should have developed those neurological pathways to the heart and to the God much more than we did.
[00:22:05] Wim: So we talk about that and that's why you don't feel it. That's why you don't understand that because it hasn't got anything to do with this thinking it hasn't got to do with absolute feeling, a feeling more subtle, but more powerful as premonition, telepathic, clairvoyance, beautiful, subtle imaginary images, all those things we are deprived from because we are school to learn one.
[00:22:39] Wim: And one is to what is the history? What is mathematics? What is. Hey, we should have learned in this primary school to be happy, strong, and healthy. If we come more from an intuitive way from our instincts and having developed that, then we know what is wrong and what is right. We can feel it. We can understand the messages and we are built to be always imbalance inside, but we have been, we had to learn.
[00:23:16] Wim: Um, and then that pod has been neglected and that is the sensitive inner child. It's a sad story actually. But now I'm here to say, we found now a way to top down regulate those neurological pathways. So we are able to go back. Into a reconnecting from our state of mind into those neurological networks called the sixth sense, seven sense eight, or the intuition, the instinct, the knowing why you are here, the purpose of life, all those things are not abstract things that it's physiology.
[00:24:06] Wim: And now I made it physical, showing it in scientific brain scans, and then showing that now we have found the keys of the so-called autonomous processes in the brain related to mood regulation or emotion. So the emotion can be regulated by us and who doesn't want to feel happy, strong, and healthy.
[00:24:35] Wim: That's our mood and mood. You can also call it demand. Um, so we got those keys now and for those who are seeking intuition instinct and do not even understand what it is, let me tell you, we found a physical keys to open it up. So you listen to this podcast and you give it a follow up by just trying out these techniques and get back into connection with your true self, because it's beautiful.
[00:25:10] Hala: It is, this is so interesting. And so powerful to me, something that I'm curious about is do you think that we used to know this stuff in ancient times? Or do you think that we are evolving now? And this is the next evolution? What do you think
[00:25:26] Wim: it is? The second drawing before? Of course there were less, people was much more trade, much more creativity, less industrialized copying of things, extension tools.
[00:25:39] Wim: It was a lot of. So the other part of the brain where much more stimulated to dust developed. Yes, but 50 years ago or 55 years ago, 90, 69 or seven, it wars where an Apollo went to the moon and all that used ended the data, their control, Cape Canaveral, the moon, the rocket, then the Apollo, that was all that together in data was a lot less than this, the phone.
[00:26:14] Wim: Yeah. And this iPhone, we all use iPhones and phones is digital traffic that runs into our neurology. Our neurology goes a lot faster now than 50 years ago. The thing is our minds have evolved internally very fast. And now it's the time to take ownership control over our brains functioning at will. And now that's exactly what I've been showing in science that goes fully against the understanding.
[00:26:54] Wim: I would say of psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience, immunology, all those sciences from the past, they are shadow. I mean, take inflammation. Inflammation is the cause of the fact of disease, any disease. And then in 2014, I showed very clearly after having received a bacteria, injected how to defy a bacteria injected on the, uh, which creates an aggressive reaction on the immune system becomes overactive.
[00:27:32] Wim: And that's called inflammation. I just brought it down and dealt with the bacteria, like in the beginning. So it could not grow. I imitated. And that is because I activated my immune system to a much deeper level at will all at will. And then they said, if you are able to do that, that means you're able to bring down because, and the fact of disease, but you must be a freak of nature because nobody ever has shown what you have been showing in the results.
[00:28:13] Wim: And then I sat, no anybody can do this. Our mind at will is now able to tap in to our say immune system and do Korean system lymphatic system much deeper than ever before. It has been stated in scientific literature. Of course the whole pharmaceutical industry and all those people dependent on sick people because that's their client, our clients, it's going to go away because people have a much more possible autonomy over that.
[00:28:51] Wim: What causes disease, what ever the name of disease. So the possible capacity of the state of our mind in our brain nowadays, not 50 years ago. Now it is. And now we are also able to tap into say the past, the time is space consciousness, which is a part in our brain, but they soul doesn't know time it or its Omni signs.
[00:29:24] Wim: It knows more than time. Cause it's everlasting, it's unbreakable and Avalara. You cannot ask a child what it is to be an adult it's it never has. I experienced it. And we, it's very difficult to talk to people and say, do you know what it is to be timeless? Do you know what it is to be the soul that is going to pass time and space when time and space?
[00:29:52] Wim: I no longer than the fear of death is gone and we are able to go past that time space consciousness all originated from our neocortex and our prefrontal cortex, whatever the names in our present day consciousness is a captivated within the time space consciousness. But we in our mind are able now to tap in to the unlimited.
[00:30:24] Wim: 2d timelessness, the unlimited power of our mind. It's just neurology. It's physical. It's no longer philosophy. So we are able to tap in to those areas. And that means all your people. When you listen to this podcast, we found the keys to go into the control of hundred percent of our minds brains because the mind is what we receive and where we send it to.
[00:30:57] Wim: That's why it's called he unlimited power. It's everywhere and everything. but we are the radio. We are the sender and the receiver. And with that, we are able to control our bodies with the resonance for neurology and neurology is controlling the cardiovascular system. I teach all that and emotional.
[00:31:19] Wim: They all have purpose. And now we are able to enter into that all willfully. It is saying to the person, what do you really want? Because you are able to find it, or you are built to be able to find it. And if not go into the eyes, do the breathing cause makes you go pass your conditioned captivated mind.
[00:31:47] Wim: So there we are
[00:31:49] Hala: amazing. So I definitely want to go back to this topic and talk about placebos in a bit. But first I actually want my listeners to understand how you became the Iceman. So like we were saying, when you were 17, you were dabbling in the cold, but really your true awakening came out of pain and grief.
[00:32:06] Hala: And so from my research, I learned that your wife had schizophrenia. When you were 35, she committed suicide. She left you with four children. To care for on your own. I can't even imagine how tough that must have been. I mean, the busy-ness of tending to four young children. You probably didn't have much time to grief or deal with the pain.
[00:32:24] Hala: So help us understand, how did you become the Iceman from the death of your wife?
[00:32:29] Wim: Yes. You become very fast conscious to find a way to deal with the situation when you have full kids and you have no money and two are heartbroken. So all you overcome your break, it's very simple. And then I found that the Colt was able to bring stillness in my mind, that was going past my emotional agony, emotional agony as part of the mind.
[00:32:58] Wim: And it happens, but then suddenly we have no control over it we are delivered to the gods of emotions and terrible, and it's all day long and it eats us. It's neurology and we are broken and we need the other half and it's not there. So that is psychosomatically a very devastating path for anybody in our society.
[00:33:26] Wim: And that there is quite little consideration for these people because they have to run with the train of daily life and keep on going, especially I have to. So
[00:33:38] Wim: the only thing that could stop that emotional agony, that was the icy water. So that gave me just a brief moment of opening the door to healing, to tranquility, to just purpose.
[00:33:54] Wim: Just being, just being and feeling was great at that moment, even do I was in icy cold water. I felt relief of that emotional agony, which is much more stressful than icy water. I can. Yeah, but through the icy water, I could find relief. And that gave me back my control over my body,
[00:34:20] Wim: over my body and my emotions while I'm doing
[00:34:24] Hala: this.
[00:34:25] Hala: So you were in the water and that made you guess, right? Is that how you figured out the breathing
[00:34:31] Wim: and they're called and gasping? Yes. If you gas, it is because you automatically need deeper breathing to a width, a stand, the stressful impact of icy water on the skin. It needs a biochemistry change, and that is being done by deep breathing.
[00:34:52] Wim: This is feeding your body from the inside and that she can go longer into icy water suddenly because she make you a buddy. So powerful. It's unimaginable. How powerful the body. Become, Your will is connected to the mind and your will is neurology.
[00:35:15] Wim: So dose neural, sick animals together with breathing, that is a powerful entity. And I began to become conscious of that. And that entity then made me go into every day into a more than one time until I w I was back fully in control. And with all the energy I needed to, uh, have a happy or a good vibrant family life without him money, even I was happy, strong, and healthy.
[00:35:49] Wim: I put, and the kids could see it. I was more a child, and then they were, this is what they say now.
[00:35:56] Hala: That's so beautiful. Nowadays, we don't breathe deep. Most of us don't breathe deep. We breathe shallow. So can you talk to us about what deep breathing does? Like how does it clean ourselves? Why is it so good for us?
[00:36:08] Wim: Yes. Deep breathing makes our carbon dioxide to breathing out. Not only it, it makes the CO2 carbon dioxide goes up with the exercises of breathing deep breathing. But if you generally breathe deep, then your body does not become acidic. We walk in our society, we take on stress, we have to exercise an exert, our bodies and minds, and we think we can do that without repercussions.
[00:36:48] Wim: And that's not. We have biochemical repercussions of that making our. Acidic deep breathing simply gives us the food to deal with that stress and to go deeply into the lymphatic system, which is the storage system, the garbage system of ours, where biochemical residue is present. If you breathe deep, then it gets into the lymphatic system.
[00:37:21] Wim: And once it gets into the lymphatic, then it cleanses the acidity over there. And then you will feel relieved again. Or you feel energy because that's the way we are. We are vibrant beings until we become acidic. Then we feel sluggish. We feel tired. We feel, uh, it's too much. It's logical because the biochemistry is not.
[00:37:51] Wim: We should clean ourselves every day. If we do this, breathing, these breathing techniques, and they are very simple than it has been shown in scientific blood results, taken of, people doing this, then you become very alkaline and then five hours later, they took the blood. Again, of those people who did the breathing, there were still alkaline.
[00:38:18] Wim: That means it is a thorough way to cleanse yourself in the depth of your physiology. And then magic happens and it's free. It is freedom. Freedom is the ability to go anywhere with your mind and your body insight. Yeah.
[00:38:39] Hala: So how do you perform the Wim Hof method? Exactly. What is the Wim Hof breathing method?
[00:38:45] Wim: Yes, it is starting with the. Gradual cold exposure. I always say a cold shower a day, keeps the doctor away. Just take it on guys. I said, this it's also the best skincare you can ever imagine because you're, you stimulate to all these receptors in the skin everywhere. And that, uh, makes it, uh, the blood flow go, uh, to a disk skin and blood flow is nutrients.
[00:39:14] Wim: It's oxygen, it's vitamins, minerals. It's all that. And it's feeding it from the inside. That is one, two, if you go into the coal to train your cardiovascular system, we think the cardiovascular system, you don't see it, but it has millions of little muscles. And going into the cold shower is stimulating deeply.
[00:39:38] Wim: Those millions of little muscles, and thus the blood flow will go much better through your, That is the 75,000 miles. It will travel a lot better because all those muscles, they help with contracting and opening. That is because of the stimulation of the coal do it. And then the heart rate goes down like 20, 30 beats, a minute, 24 hours a day.
[00:40:06] Wim: That means a lot less stress. And because the olders millions of little muscles help the blood flow go through much better. That's why reaches all the cells a lot better by which the nutrients, the minerals, the oxygen they get into the cells a lot better means a lot more energy. So energy goes up. The stress goes down.
[00:40:33] Wim: That is what is the cold is doing.
[00:40:36] Wim: Really energy goes, whoa, how much energy do you want? You will get it. That's what two is the. Naturally, when you go into the cold, you feel deep breathing, deep breathing, cleanses the lymphatic system. You become acidify yourself. You become alkaline and alkalinity is the carrier, the right biochemical environment for the neurology to flow.
[00:41:09] Wim: That is our electrical system. That is our nervous system. Is electricity, dosha, electrons, and protons. Yes. Every cell is a battery. And then when you become alkaline, then it, every cell thrill is a other, but let's take one cell. There are electrons and protons when they are mingled, the is not able to charge up energy, electrons and protons.
[00:41:39] Wim: I'm calling. This is physiology electrophysiology. So when you become alkaline, then they get a pot, the electrons or proteins become a part that means suddenly the battery is getting charged. And thus, that is very good for the cell mechanisms, but also for your energy in general, you will see that if you do the breathing, for example, I hear a lot of CEOs saying at two o'clock in the afternoon, I'm sluggish in my mind.
[00:42:15] Wim: And then I do the breathing 20 minutes. I'm fresh, like a chicken, the, yeah, this is making the energy, the alkalinity in the body, making it alkaline by which the nervous system is able to run with the speed of light. The speed of electricity is the speed of light it's within. And we can make that happen.
[00:42:41] Wim: So that is great. That is the breathing. and you were talking a little bit about the placebo, but the placebo I can tell you is no longer I showed that in brain scans, how to activate or robustly the endocannabinoid system, which is a name peri-op for ductal gray homies for ditch.
[00:43:04] Wim: Why the opioids, the cannabinoids, dopamine, serotonin all is there. And I'm able to activate that at will. And with that, I'm able to rectify insight what needs to be a balanced out because of inflammation, deregulation of the immune system whatsoever. What is making me sick? I'm able to nullify. By activating my pharmacy insight and it knows exactly what to do.
[00:43:38] Hala: Yeah. And so when you say placebos no more, do you mean you figure it out? What a placebo is? It's actually people controlling their inner, their bodies because they believe something. And before they never really knew that they had the power, but they took this pill and then they believed they had the Bower.
[00:43:55] Hala: Is that what w what it is
[00:43:57] Wim: exactly. It's no longer a suggestive power. It is the power innate capacity of ours to, uh, regulate what is out of what is deregulated in our bodies.
[00:44:10] Hala: Yeah. There's two things that you talk that I want to talk about alkaline, which you touched on and adrenaline. So alkaline, usually we think we've got to drink certain types of water.
[00:44:20] Hala: But I learned from you that, like you said, deep breathing can impact our alkalinity. We can have the perfect pH levels in our body, so it can operate beyond what we're currently used to. So if we have shallow breathing, it's acidic. And if we have deep breathing, we can become more alkaline and our body performs better.
[00:44:39] Hala: Now, what does adrenaline have to do? I know adrenaline is a big part of this. So what does adrenaline have to do with this?
[00:44:45] Wim: Yes, adrenaline is the great resetter. When you are in Dasia, then you can shit, your pants, you can pee your pants. Anything that is inside is done instantly out. Cause you gotta be ready.
[00:45:02] Wim: You gotta be handling the situation with the utmost of functionality. That's what it is. And then not only shedding a ping in the pants, but also bacteria. And. They don't eight, to the situation they are blocking it. They making a sluggish. it's like people who are entrepreneurs and they are not working for a bus, but they are having their own company and they have to go for a deadline.
[00:45:35] Wim: They are able to postpone their becoming sick because they have to do the deadline that's adrenaline. So the adrenaline, when it say it shuts down because the deadline has been reached and all, then they become sick. Suddenly I had this problem with the people of space act, you know, the Elon Musk space acts.
[00:45:59] Wim: I gave her the master class over there. And those people go on the mission to the moon, to the space. It's every time a mission they have to perform before. Adrenaline adrenaline, adrenaline. And then when it's over more than the half of the people become sick every time, but not anymore. And that is because I teach people how to activate and regulate their own adrenal access to an extent by which they are able to bring down.
[00:46:36] Wim: You know, when you feel not good, when you feel whatever it should not be inside, you should be able to activate your adrenal axis, to spike it, to reset yourself and feel great again. Yeah. So that is what we do with these breathing techniques. They are able to activate deeply the adrenal axis and then at once, because you are doing.
[00:47:05] Wim: You get a willful connection with that adrenal access. And then when you need it in daily life, somewhere because you don't feel good because you gotta perform, you got to do a speech, a keynote speech, or this or that, or a marriage proposal or whatever, emotional, mental, this something difficult. Then you are able to activate it and to be the best of yourself at that moment.
[00:47:37] Wim: And that's what we learn by going into the eyes and doing the breathing exercises. We learn to have a willful or a neurological connection with those areas of the brain. That brings us to the ability to function well in difficult situations. And
[00:47:59] Hala: you've scientifically proven this, and it's not just, you you're able to replicate this with other people.
[00:48:06] Hala: So you actually had a study that you did with 12 other people, I believe where you guys ejected yourselves with e-coli and endotoxin e-coli. And usually people get violently sick, but nobody in the study really got sick. So tell us about that study and anything else in terms of studies, maybe something new, whatever you want to share in terms of how this is scientifically proven now.
[00:48:29] Wim: Yes, there's quite a lot now a proven only the best way to make money on us being sick and dependent. They of course don't know that these are natural waste and it's not bound to only the Iceman. It is. Everybody is able to go much deeper in their physiology of mind and body than before. considered possible.
[00:48:58] Wim: It is really paradigm shifting material. So for the people listening, I did that study in 2013, where we had a competitive, research done on 12 people who did not the training for four days. And the others did a training for four days and they all were subjected to an injection over eco bacteria within a endotoxemia model experimental model.
[00:49:31] Wim: And normally people become very sick, is fever, headaches, agony, muscle aches, backaches, nausea, vomiting, things like that. And that's because of the inflammation and you cannot stop it. But these guys, 12 of them, and this is actually not a only 24 people. It's 16,000 before. They all became state and then suddenly 12 people did not.
[00:50:00] Wim: Absolutely not a hundred percent not becomes sick. Wow. So that is at least I would say, man, that's sick. Wow, great.
[00:50:14] Hala: That's incredible.
[00:50:15] Wim: Yeah. These people were like making jokes. I think they injected us with chuga water because nothing is happening. They did the breathing exercises and they had this cold training only for four days.
[00:50:30] Wim: And they were able, and this was considered to be impossible in humans to tap into the atomic nervous system. That is the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, which we cannot control. And with that, the innate immune system, if there was a problem in the COVID virus, inflammation causes.
[00:50:55] Wim: Diseases a pulmonary, what was it? The endothelial leaks in the, in the lungs and where people drown in themselves. So like put your mat, take Demia. Then it is caused by inflammation and we brought it down. Nobody wants to know about this. This is sick. This is a sick society where money is being brought up.
[00:51:20] Wim: Hey, that's our earning model. We don't want to as crushing to death, man, where have we gone with our soul happiness, strength and health. This is what I've showed through signs. And even done, people do not take it up and it changed the, the new university. Yeah, it was been published in the best of scientific papers of the world and why they are not taking it up is additive.
[00:51:50] Wim: But I tell you. Listener right now. Hey man, there is a way where you are able to get a much deeper hold of yourself to guarantee and maintain your own happiness, strength and health. Just take it on, follow up on this and look into it and just try it out once. If it doesn't work, blame me, but if it works, Hey man, congratulations, you have a great control over your own systems.
[00:52:26] Wim: The way nature meant it to me. And then afterwards I did. That's where we actually shattered sign a science defined foundations of science. We shot it over there. This was impossible. I considered an all the hundreds of years of science that the autonomous nervous system willfully can be activated influence.
[00:52:49] changed controlled at was not there. And now it's there, it changed the whole paradigm. So that's history, that's historical guys and it's historical for your own health, happiness and strength in your life. Just take it up. This is more than reading matter or entertainment. These are real facts, do real tools.
[00:53:15] Wim: It's gold, the breathing and the, a gradual cold exposure to bring you back to your real natural condition, where, and you are able to maintain an activate your own happiness, strength and health it's old air guys. And with that, the ability to control a hundred percent of your own brain, which we also showed in another study in Hanover, in Germany with whom I'm going to have a podcast after.
[00:53:43] Wim: With the doctor. So of them, we found out through these breathing exercises, that we are able to activate hundred percent neutral activity inside the brain. And then the mind, which is omnipresent, Omni signed, and only potent. We can reach it. We can tap into that and we can use it for whatever we need in our subconsciousness, through our intuition and our instincts, the sixth sense we can all learn to control it.
[00:54:17] Wim: It's there listen, it's not difficult. It's not complicated. Just break it on because you are now innately our mind in the field of consciousness where everybody actually is connected. Now it is ready to be entered by us at will. So that's another study I just did. And I'm doing a right now with study with cardiologists of the world, Montreal, newer and better, and, Hanover, big universities and the best of equipment.
[00:54:56] Wim: And they saw hard films and they so like five times more blood flushing into the heart and into the brain doing these breathing exercises. That was one. But then every trauma has in cardiovascular imprint in everybody of us. That's the way it stores up when it happens in the moment, it's too much, but it is imprinted in our cardiovascular system.
[00:55:27] Wim: It remembers it's stored up now doing these breathing techniques. You go into extreme contraction and extreme dilatation or opening of the vascular system, by which you shake off the cardiovascular imprint, which is the future of psychiatry. Breathing is the future of psychiatry and cardiology because cardiology means, Hey, if you are able to reboot your heart, the electrical current in your heart, by flushing five times more blood inside, it's like a reboost thing, like a, your car in the winter, the battery needs a booster.
[00:56:10] Wim: It's like you boost you from the inside. And we are doing this study with 600 people right now. the data is being processed, but this is all revolutionary. And so I got more. Yeah, I did the studies and the Detroit in brain scans and MRIs, and it shows. That we now found two keys to enter into a emotion willfully only using the will.
[00:56:38] we have to awaken the people to work. That fact, it's a fact that you are neurology of your brain now is capacitated to willfully control your emotion and your emotion can be perturbed by disease by stress, by fatigue, by the forces. But you can re out balanced that back again, willfully, but you have to accessorize it don't think you can not think you can.
[00:57:13] Wim: And thus you neuro-psych know within yourself and you will see miracles live is a miracle. Life will happen. Miracles. This is
[00:57:24] Hala: so powerful. Honestly, I feel like this is only the beginning. I feel like you're so revolutionary. You're changing the world. I hope you live to be 200 years old, so you can keep telling everyone to do this and keep teaching.
[00:57:37] Hala: And I'm going to spread the message as much as I can. I know that we're, we're running out of time here, so we're going to wrap it up. I have a few more questions. I want to really understand what you think. How do I explain this? Like your perspective on religion? You said that God is cold. I know that you believe in reincarnation.
[00:57:55] Hala: I feel like you really tapped into something special and you know, a lot more about the purpose of life and the world more than most people, because you are just in it more. So I want to hear your perspective.
[00:58:06] Wim: Exactly. I saw once a documentary of the south of Italy and there was one guy saying, or it was a woman saying, yeah, you know why miracles happen here?
[00:58:18] Wim: Because we believe. People lost their beliefs and beliefs. Now it's become physical. And this is what I've been showing your belief. Your neuro signaling is able to heal yourself to positively influence the neurology of your whole body to make you feel the vine. That's the purpose of our neuro signaling of our will to become one with what makes us feel divine and great and expanding our consciousness.
[00:58:55] Wim: That is simple. It's physical. It's very simple. So where do you invest in that? You are not able to feel like divine and great and amazing, or do you feel I just follow what is here and then, Hey. Yeah. I want flowers on my funeral later. Something like that. Somebody singing a song. I say, fuck off all. I want real love and feel like a king.
[00:59:25] Wim: I'm proud of who I am. I'm spreading the love. And I will not go until everybody is happy, strong, and healthy that the soul is there as a chief. And it is very simple, very powerfully there. And it's time to become time lists right now, right here. So indication of religion, amen. They diverted so much that Muhammad dens and Christians both say a lot, is it?
[00:59:56] Wim: Oh no, Christ is it. And then they bash each other and then they lost the track of love, which is the vehicle of being divine. So let's leave the religions with all the respect I have for people who believe, but know that you are not bound by a book. Or church's sign the gobs or mosques or whatever, with all the respect I have for them, I say, God is everywhere.
[01:00:25] Wim: So get into that.
[01:00:27] Hala: That's beautiful. Okay. So we ask the same two questions to all of our guests at the end of the show, and then we'd do something fun. So what is one actionable thing that our listeners can do today to be more profitable tomorrow? Hey,
[01:00:40] Wim: cold shower and breathe deeper, both
[01:00:44] Hala: love it. And what is your secret to profiting in life at
[01:00:48] Wim: energy?
[01:00:49] money is energy. So tap into your body, cleanse your body and energy will be yours. And then you will experience unconditional power that is energy flow without being blocked. And that you don't need compensation from the outside. You are fulfilled inside. You feel like a million dollars only.
[01:01:14] Wim: Never ever buy it with a million dollars. You're a conditional love, but you can be it.
[01:01:20] Hala: I love that. And whim, where can our listeners learn more about you in the Wim Hof
[01:01:24] Wim: method? as the name says, Wim Hof is my name and then method.com. There you'll find all the, you know, on YouTube, Instagram, the things you find the science, you find the breathing bubble, the exercises.
[01:01:41] Wim: It's mostly iReady because it's a great journey awaiting.
[01:01:46] Hala: I love that. Wim. I had such an amazing conversation with you. Is there any last words you want to say to our young and profiteroles,
[01:01:52] Wim: I love you all guys. I love you.
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