A breathing technique that could change your life? The Wim Hof Method explained

Some wellness gurus are swearing by a breakthrough technique that helps people take control of their immune systems.

It's called the Wim Hof Method, named after the Dutch extreme athlete who holds more than 20 Guinness Book world records for withstanding extreme temperatures.

Wim Hof is the brains behind the revolutionary method that comprises of cold therapy and breathing and meditation.

It's said to boost the immune system, improve overall health and decrease stress through a three-pillar approach.

South Africa's only certified Wim Hof Method instructor, Alex Vliege, will host several workshops across the country with breathwork expert Viktor van der Kleij.

Vliege explains that the method is a combination of meditation, breathing exercises, and exposure to cold that helps people boost the mind and body.

He says the technique fights against illness and that allows people to control the autonomous systems of the body.

It's three pillars that we're looking at; the power of breathing, the power of the mind and cold exposure.

Alex Vliege, Wim Hof Method instructor

You prevent in future to get any cardiovascular diseases.

Alex Vliege, Wim Hof Method instructor

It's the power of the mind that shows you that you can do way more than you think.

Alex Vliege, Wim Hof Method instructor

It's raising the internal thermostats... with concentration techniques. The beauty is that everyone can do it.

Viktor van der Kleij, Breath-work facilitator

The workshop will take place in Johannesburg on Sunday 20 October, from 11am until 5pm. Click here for more.

Listen to the full conversation on The Azania Mosaka Show:

Thumbnail image: Alex Vliege on Facebook.


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