Wimhof Method Challenge
Yesterday, I tried the Wim Hof breathing technique.
I followed the guided meditation, link below:
At first, I was a little confused as to how I have to breathe, through the nose or mouth?
First few breaths I did it normally through the nose but soon I realised the sound in the video, it looked more like inhaling through the mouth. Thereafter I did the breathing through the mouth only.
As I went deep into the breathing process, I did felt a tingling feeling, mostly in the tips of the fingers.
At the end of the first round, I was able to hold my breath for 1 minute but the last few seconds were difficult.
The tingling sensation continued, I was enjoying the breathing exercise.
But at the end of the second round, I could barely manage to hold the breath for 1 minute, in the video, I was asked to hold my breath for 1.30 minutes.
I thought I was not doing it correctly. Still, I continued.
The tingling sensation got intensified, the body was feeling relaxed.
Again, at the end of the third round, we have to hold the breath for 1.30 minute, to my surprise, I could hold it for 2minutes (paused the video and continued holding it).
I was very happy to hold it for 2 minutes.
After the breathing exercise, I could feel that some weight has been lifted from my head, it felt light.
I felt fresh overall. This was the first time I did this exercise.
I did this exercise in the evening, before the meal.
And then I did a little research about this method, it has been scientifically verified too.
Do listen to his Ted Talk: