"I Tried the Wim Hof Method and My Yoga Practice Helped Me Through It"

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Sky went to Poland to train with the Iceman Wim Hof as part of the making of a documentary for the YouTube channel Yes Theory.

This video discusses what the Wim Hof Method is and how it works, Sky's experience trying the Wim Hof Method and training with the Iceman himself, and how the Wim Hof Method relates to yoga and mindfulness. Sky talks about how the Wim Hof Method has expanded her meditation and mindfulness practice in unexpected ways. 

Iceman Wim Hof is known for breaking all sorts of world records withstanding extreme weather conditions including the longest ice bath, the longest swim under ice, climbing past the death zone on Mt. Everest in nothing but shorts, and running a marathon in the desert without drinking water. But Wim Hof claims that he can teach anyone to access their own inner power through his teachable method called, "The Wim Hof Method." 

The Wim Hof Method consists of three parts: 

  1. meditation/concentration techniques
  2. breathing exercises
  3. gradual cold exposure

Sky also discusses the famous Wim Hof breathing technique, how it works, and how it's similar and different to other yogic breathing techniques. 

WATCH "FROZEN ALIVE: Becoming Superhuman with Iceman Wim Hof" on Yes Theory

WATCH Sky's video about her personal journey and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this film

CHECK OUT THE WIM HOF METHOD 

Be sure to check out Sky's channel where she makes similar videos! 
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