Talking points: breathwork, neurophysiology, fear

I know many, many people whose lives have been profoundly changed by getting into Wim’s style of breathwork, myself included. This was one of my absolute favorite interviews, and Wim’s fierceness and passion for helping people is absolutely mind-blowing.

If you’re looking to understand a little more about what breathwork can do, this is THE episode for you.

(00:00:00) – Intro and what happens when men gather
(00:03:56) – One of Wim’s defining moments: trapped under the ice
(00:06:14) – Wim’s journey with fear 
(00:11:13) – How do we begin using our breath to confront fear, and some of the science behind breath work. 
(00:20:38) – On how breath helps regulate the nervous system
(00:28:07) – Why breath work and cold therapy? 
(00:31:57) – Are there any similarities between deep breath work and psychedelics? 
(00:36:48) – Does breathwork behave similarly to DMT?
(00:42:23) – Why do some people get tingly or see shapes during breath work?
(00:49:00) – Are inflammation and fear related?

Wim Hof, aka “The Iceman,” is a Dutch extreme athlete born. Renowned for his ability to withstand extreme cold, Hof has set records for ice endurance and advocates for the health benefits of cold exposure combined with his breathing techniques. His Wim Hof Method, a blend of cold therapy, breathing, and meditation, claims to control the autonomic nervous system and immune response, intriguing scientists and wellness enthusiasts alike. Beyond his physical feats, Hof promotes a philosophy of natural living and the mind-body connection, inspiring people globally to explore their own potential boundaries.

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