The Wim Hof method

Wim Hof is a Dutch athlete known for his ability to withstand extreme cold, which he attributes to his Wim Hof Method breathing technique. Based on ancient Tibetan Tummo meditation, Hof – working with scientists worldwide – claims his method can help alleviate multiple symptoms from arthritis to clinical depression. So, get comfortable, sit or lie on your back and let’s get started…

Breathe deeply in and out 30 times, breathing at a steady pace. Inhale fully but don’t exhale all the way out.

After doing 30-40 power breaths, empty your lungs of air and retain the breath for as long as possible without use of force.

Take a deep breath in, hold for further 10-15 seconds, before exhaling. Repeat the whole process for another three rounds.