Inhale fully from stomach to chest to head, then let the exhale happen naturally. As Wim says, “DEEPLY IN and letting go…” Fill your lungs deeper than you thought possible! The effects of this practice will last all day!
Wim Hof breathing Method guided – 5 rounds with Alpha Brain Waves:
round 1) 40 breaths + holding your breath for 2 minutes
round 2) 40 breaths + holding your breath for 2 min 30s
round 3) 40 breaths + holding your breath for 3 minutes
round 4) 40 breaths + holding your breath for 3 min 30s
round 5) 40 breaths + holding your breath for 4 minutes
1) Inhale through the nose or mouth and exhale through the mouth in short but powerful bursts. Keep a steady pace and use your midriff fully. Repeat this for 40 times.
2) Then let the air out and hold for as long as you can without force. Hold the breath until you experience the gasp reflex.
3) Inhale to full capacity. Feel your chest expanding. When you are at full capacity, hold the breath for around 10 ~ 15 seconds.
Repeat this process for 5 times!
IMPORTANT: Do this breathing technique in a comfortable seat—either in a chair or on cushions on the floor. Do not do the breathing while standing, driving, in the shower, or immersed in water.
You may feel tingling in the hands, feet, or face. If the sensation of light-headedness gets too intense, just pause until you feel settled and then continue. Listen to your body and go with the flow.
*Do not do this practice before or during diving, driving, swimming, taking a bath or any other environment/place where it might be dangerous to faint!!!