Breathwork and Ice Bath Events
Some of you may have heard of Wim Hof, the Dutch “Iceman”, who is famous for holding 26 world records, including the record for the longest in direct contact with the ice. Through breathing techniques, Hof is able to use his breathing to increase his internal body temperature and withstand cold temperatures. This proves the much-debated argument that we have more control over the autonomic nervous system than the current medical texts state, including direct influence on the immune system.
Used in conjunction with breathing techniques for preparation, ice baths are a form of cold therapy that is unlike anything else. Not only does it jump start the metabolism, but it also releases a flood of feel-good healing hormones from the brain. This allows you to feel both calm and alert, while leaving you feeling euphoric. The cold constricts your blood vessels, removes waste products, and reduces inflammation.
So yes, breathing and ice baths come with a myriad of benefits but it’s also an exercise in mind/body connection, showing you how to relax in a stressful environment, and proving to yourself that you can do more than you think you can.
“The cold is an ultimate doorway to the soul” – Wim Hof
Book an event with Breathe Me, and Angelina and Shane will come to you and guide you through the experience of breathing and ice bathing.