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FMTV - The Secrets of Deep Breathing

The Secrets of Deep Breathing

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Series: Sleep & Stress Expert Interviews | Episode: 6 | Runtime: 61m 03s | Release date: 2017

This segment features: James Colquhoun, Wim Hof.

Join Wim Hof and James Colquhoun for an interview about the power of breathing to overcome stress.

Not only will you learn about the power of breathing to overcome stress, you will also discover:

  • Learn to awaken something innate within us.
  • Understand the connection between our will and our deeper systems the way nature equipped us. 
  • Learn how to counteract a lot of the stress and pressure.
  • Understanding the physiology of our body and how it deals with the stress of the world to be happy, strong and healthy.

This breathing exercise has a profound effect on the body and should be practiced in the way which it is explained. Always do the breathing exercise in a beautiful, safe environment - we recommend sitting on a couch or floor. Never practice the exercises before or during diving, driving, swimming, taking a bath or in any other environment/place where, should you pass out, a serious injury could occur. This type of breathing may cause tingling sensations and/or lightheadedness. If you begin to feel faint, please discontinue the practice - it’s important to listen to your body - this practice may not be right for everyone.

The cold is a powerful force. We strongly advise to gradually build up exposing yourself to the cold - start with a warm shower and slowly switch to cold for around 30 seconds. Always train without force and listen to your body carefully. If it is not practiced responsible, there is a risk of hypothermia.

To find out more, visit www.wimhofmethod.com

We recommend always checking in with your practitioner before commencing this practice to ensure it is right for you. We do not recommend it for those who are pregnant, have epilepsy, cardiovascular health issues, or any other (serious) health conditions.

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Mandy Canfield | 2 months, 4 weeks ago
This was great! I’ve started doing the breathing and the showers after working through the Transcendence class. I couldn’t believe how long I could go without breath after the first couple of rounds of it. You certainly get clarity for the rest of the day and feel a lot calmer. Here’s to controlling the body systems! Thank you. 😀
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 months, 4 weeks ago
That is wonderful to know, Mandy! Happy to hear it's working well for you :) ~ Iris
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carolan ammirata | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
great interview ..i teach transformational breath to my students which utilizes an open mouth . i find this to be such a simple approach and most effective ..what i realize no matter what method you choose..it all works. god bless your passion and work Wim ....i love it and james too...my favorite video is james teaching wim's method.
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Wow! Thank you so much for the feedback and for sharing us your thoughts, Carolan. We are so glad to hear that you are loving Wim's Method :) ~ Joyce
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Christoph Binder | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Beautiful conversation, i was really touched by how much love and respect james and wim hof have for each other, which clearly showed at the end. Two real men. We need real men like you two, you are certainly role models for me.

Again this was such a fascinating conversation. And my mind was already blown but when wim hof drew the connection between inflammation in the body and depression, whcih i think is a bit wats going on in my body,. my mind blew up again. Mind blown twice.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Wow! So happy to hear you were blown away by this interview, Christoph! Hope this takes your health to a new level! :) ~ Iris
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Gillian | 6 months ago
I've always been able to clear infections before they effect me. I'm sure many people can do this, but they have been taught the stories that they can't. This guy is such a character and quite happy to be different. Vive la difference!
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 6 months ago
Thank you for sharing us your thoughts, Gillian :) ~ Joyce
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Gillian | 6 months ago
thanks, Joyce :o)
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Kate Burke | 1 year, 1 month ago
So what is it ............ that is AWARE of breathing itself ? And what is aware of that ? And what is aware of that ? ...... and you could can keep asking this question until there is nothing left..... until there is no answer ... because - quote "all the shit has been let go" ....... !! He talks about 'letting go" .... and that can be very quick with his breathing method ... But it can also work and be quite quick through 'letting go' (opposite to holding onto) the identity to 'resistance' itself (resistance to cold, resistance to pain , resistance to "......" So, with no identity/attachment/holding onto resistance = no stress !

I noticed James commented on usually, during Yoga ... there is 'calm' in order to focus on 'breathing' .... yet, at that point in time, Wim was anything but calm. It seems when the "awakened Gurus" have fully let go, and are free of 'shit or resistance" ... there is outrageous joy exhibited and an extreme amount happiness. And, yet, I noticed that when Wim was speaking of 'how to ' do his breathing method, Wim did mention to - 'stop, - breathe - let go - and let go - and let go ' and naturally his voice becomes softer , calm reveals itself .... so indeed, when required to go deeper within ... it is a deeper sense of 'at peace, calm'..... that is revealed to move beyond resistance to the cold shower, for eg.

I still wonder, that the key isn't the breathing ... but that which is aware of the breathing ..... and the breathing does what it does ..... which is also beyond any form of 'having to control' ... 'control' is not freedom. I would argue that although Wim emphasises breathing ... it is actually through the awareness of it .... that "its" (Wim's) body is doing what is is doing . Tibetan Chanting is an interesting one also , because as I chant I do not 'need to "control" my breathing' ...... Im in tune with a vibration as the body makes vibrational deep sound ..... and I allow the breathing to do what it does....

Anyways, hilarious interview... a real character who is lots of fun, and it works in Wim's and many other experience .... ya cant argue with that ..... tho I have attempted too, as minds do .... lol !!!! Thaaaanx kindly :-) xxxx

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