2. Breath Work based on the Wim Hof Method
The technique consists of deep breath cycles. Strong inhalations and exhalations fire up your whole system, combined with holding the breath out for as long as you can after the 30-40 rounds activate the body’s immune response.
- Oxygenates the whole body
- Strengthens the immune system
- Detoxes and creates a vibrant feeling and clear head
Here’s how to do it
Following on from my Kundalini Breath Work. I continue with a part of the Wim Hof method who is well known as the Iceman. This breathing technique is easy to do yet effective for your health.
- Sit cross legged and start to inhale deeply through your nose, guiding the breath from the belly to the chest.
- Then exhale strongly through the mouth.
- Start slow and then go faster and faster, doing around 30 cycles– really strong – until you start to sweat.
- After 30 rounds completely exhale and hold the breath out while doing push ups as much as you can.
- Do one or two more rounds of breath cycles.
After this I’m ready to do my workout. I use the 7-Minute Workout app and go through a HIT workout which is 30 seconds activation, 30 seconds rest. I usually use the app for the timer and create my own routine from the exercises I know and find the most effective for my body – variations of push ups, squats, core & pelvic floor work etc.
I learnt that HIT causes less inflammation in the body compared to longer cardio workouts such running an hour on the treadmill.
After this I continue to my morning meditation. Try Balancing Pranayama and Meditation – Nadi Shodhana.