Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman

To me, God is cold. You could say that I think of
the cold as a noble force. It’s just helping me. It’s training me. It’s bringing me back to the inner
nature the way it was meant to be. And there’s a way I do not only endure,
the cold, I love the cold.>>We live in a world where there’s
all kinds of false healers and fake alternative medicine
programs you can sign up for. It’s a rare moment in history when someone
comes along who can perform real miracles with real evidence to back them up. Wim Hof has defied logic time and time again, and
always under scientific scrutiny. He holds the world record for
being able to be submerged in ice for almost two hours without his
core body temperature changing. He’s climbed Mount Everest in nothing but
a pair of shorts, and run a marathon in the desert
without drinking any water. He’s even proven in a laboratory setting that he can withstand illnesses
using the power of his mind. But he’s not a freak of nature. According to Wim,
anyone can do what he can do. They just have to learn his method,
the Wim Hof method. Using a combination of cold immersion,
breathing techniques and mental focus, anyone can accomplish feats that were
previously thought to be impossible.>>The question is,
is everybody able to do what you do?>>Yes, I am able to train people
in room temperature in just a weeks time with a relatively
simple technique and make people be able to
influence their immune system.>>We were skeptical, so Wim invited us
to take a crash course in his method and see just how easy it is
to become superhuman. We first met Wim on his
houseboat in Holland, where he began to teach our whole
crew the basics of cold immersion. Growing up in the 21st century, we’re naturally skeptical of
everything we read on the internet. But to put Wim’s method to the test,
we would have to suspend our disbelief. Because no true miracle can be
accomplished without some faith. In this case, the miracle would supposedly
involve the crew and I taking off our clothes and climbing to the top of
the freezing cold Mount Sniezka in Poland. But before that, our training
began in the canals of Amsterdam. So, while I’m climbing the mountain, if they haven’t done the training,
then they’ll be screwed, basically. – Yes, and the film too.>>We are going to start
with the breathing. You will see feeling is understanding. And later on we can dig in all
kinds of scientific literature and readings and comparisons and
statistics and all that, we don’t need. You are going to feel it, we are pioneers. Okay, just go on. No thinking, just feel. Your head is becoming light-headed.>>Wim was going to teach us
to endure the cold like him. But first we had to learn the basics. Wim told us to spend one minute
breathing in more air than we let out. Then he instructed us to take
one last breath and hold it. By using his technique,
we were able to hold our breath for much longer than usual. I didn’t really know what was going on,
but my body was doing things it had never done
before, and I was pretty freaked out. But also very curious as to
where this would take me. It was like I was going
through some second puberty, where instead of becoming an adult,
I was becoming a superhuman.>>First round, 2:17 for Matt. Crazy, yeah? – Whoa.
It’s something, yeah? You still? I just stopped because I wanted to listen. But I was still good. – Good.>>My whole body was just
kind of like tingling. And then when you said to stop breathing, it just didn’t seem like I had
the need to breathe at all. It was really amazing. Who are you? Who are you? I mean, I can’t argue with the results. You’ve done things that no
one’s ever done before. But there have been hundreds of
people throughout history in the past 4,000 years who have claimed
to be able to do all sorts of miracles by controlling their body, using
the power of meditation and breathing. What makes you different? Is it that you’re the first
one who can actually do it?>>Absolutely not the first
one who is able to do this. But I am the first one to
bring it to science and to take away the speculation around it.>>What was your life like
before you became an iceman?>>Actually, I was a father of four
kids and bringing them up alone. Because my wife accidented in 95. So that kind of adversity and sadness maybe motivated you to… – Oh yes. Inspire yourself in the same way
a lot of people that do… Yes, sadness is a deep trigger. Where I got peace was in
these breathing exercises. Swimming outside in the cold. The cold is merciless,
but righteous as well.>>So, Wim’s just told me to get into
my shorts, which can’t be a good sign, because it means we’re
gonna get into the water. Wim’s already shirtless.>>Scared shirtless. Scared shirtless. Just chill out, man.>>All right, yeah!>>Oh, boy.>>Let nature go within you. Breathe, motherfucker!>>That is some cold Amsterdam
canal December water. Keep on, silently, witness, witness, witness. You’re doing just fine. You’re going the way I
know it naturally goes. I don’t feel cold at all. I feel like if you keep relaxed and you stay in there you could do it
forever like this guy right here. Look at this madman. So now our producer has to go in as well because she’s gonna need to be there when we do this. So good luck, Casey.>>You can come in too. There you are. Hello, take it easy. You know people think I’m crazy. Maybe I am crazy. But not because of my
breathing techniques. Not because of my cold water swimming. Not because of my being
fearless in extreme challenges. The first time I went under the ice,
the water is as sharp as needles. I saw this as a big, huge, sharp diamond. At 35 meters I lost sight
because the retina, it froze. I couldn’t see nothing. I couldn’t breathe, of course. And then my consciousness succumbed
to a lower consciousness. This is survival. I do not fear death. I fear not to live fully. If I live fully, I am not into death. I am living.>>It isn’t all about breaking records. Wim’s mission is to use
his body as a laboratory to revolutionize our
understanding of physiology. In 2011,
he was injected with a bacterial endotoxin in an experiment that challenged our
understanding of the nervous system. In normal humans, the injection should
cause a strong immune response leading to fever, chills, and headaches. But not in Wim. It appeared that he was somehow able to
suppress his immune response by making his body secrete adrenaline, suggesting that his method can allow us
to influence our immune system at will. Scientists thought he might
just be a freak of nature. So to further prove this theory, they performed this same experiment on
12 subjects Wim had trained in Poland. And the same thing happened.>>Normally, it’s very difficult to increase your
adrenaline levels by your own will. Adrenaline is released by
the autonomic nervous system. And autonomic means that you
cannot voluntarily influence it. So if you walk outside and you are robbed
on the street, you will have a heart rate of 160 and your blood pressure
will be sky high within seconds. But if I ask you now to increase
your heart rate, you cannot do that. You cannot voluntarily modulate that. And with the techniques of Wim Hof,
we showed that he was able to increase his adrenaline levels
to very high concentrations, even higher than people that go
bungee jumping for the first time. That was something that we didn’t
think possible before that.>>If we learn to influence
our immune system at will, we could potentially use that to treat
inflammatory disorders where the immune system is overactive, including Crohn’s
disease and rheumatoid arthritis. But Wim didn’t seem to think that there
were any limits to what his method could accomplish, and
that made me skeptical. He was eager to show that he could help
anyone, including people with cancer. So he invited us to dinner
with his friend Rene Gude, a famous philosopher of science, who had taken up the Wim Hof method
after being given two months to live.>>I don’t think Wim is a wonder worker,
and I’m not taking him as a wonder worker. – Miracle.>>A miracle worker. I want to forgo that people who have
cancer think that they’re off their cancer next week. That’s not a fact, but
there are very good things happening.>>So this really is kind of
on the frontier of science. It’s science that we are testing now. It’s science we don’t yet
have a full explanation for, but we know that it has
results worth studying.>>Yes, and
the real frontier of science is looking if this immune system is
an auto-immune system, or that we can influence our
immune system in the hope for that the immune deficiency
diseases decrease. And the results are hopeful, but
hopeful, I use the word myself.>>Everything that Wim does is based
in science, but surely faith in Wim and nature and
ourselves is also really crucial to accomplishing the things that
Wim teaches people to do.>>As soon as you put the exercise in the
center, and you see the difference between religion and spirituality and science,
there is, in fact, just the explanation. Religion, spirituality and science are circling about something
that’s definitely good for us. Train your body, man. As a human, what has this done for you?>>I’m not easily convinced,
but I’m always looking for something that gives me some
control in this fucking situation. You have a life expectancy of two months,
and then you’re out of control. Maybe it’s the same with
the autonomous immune system. I would like to be
autonomous myself a little. And when there is really something that
can be done and proves it’s all right and makes me feel better, it’s… – Very satisfying. It was very satisfying. It was very satisfying. Please, let nobody who see’s this
program think that you’re just getting into control and then drive onto
some mountain and conquer cancer. I don’t like this speech of conquering
cancer and doing something. But when you get something to do and
to practice which you understand and which you can do and
which satisfies… Some feeling of control comes back and
I like that very much.>>Hypothetically, if research came back
and it turned out that actually your methods weren’t working, there was
some kind of trick of adrenalin or some other factor that accounted for
all of the feats of endurance. What would that make you feel?>>I’m okay. You know,
I want it to be evidence-based in science. And I don’t want to give any false
hope to any person in this world. So, I’m into science, but
he is interested in a natural method that needs only the commitment of a person to make it work within just a day or
two days. You will be able to go
deeper into the system and learn to control the immune system,
cardiovascular system, the hormonal system, the muscular system,
autonomic nervous system. All that,
I mean it’s just learning to go back into the inner power which we all have.>>We traveled to Poland for the next step
in our training, which would hopefully end with us climbing Mount Sniezka in our
shorts and not getting hypothermia. In Amsterdam, we had our first little
taste of training with the Iceman. But for us to really get into
what Wim calls cold hard nature, he’s invited us here,
to Mount Sniezka in Poland. This is where he trains
all of his big groups, including the 12 scientific test subjects
that later proved they were able to suppress their immune
response in an endotoxin test.>>Control. No hocus pocus just the magic
of your [INAUDIBLE]. Make it work guys. Control into your brain. Nobody else’s, no blah blahs,
just make it work. Deeply in, let me go.>>Faster. Okay, count down. Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. Good. It’s really bizarre to be in
a room with a bunch of people who are tripping out from breathing. You get these tingly sensations
throughout your hands and your body, so it feels like everything’s vibrating. And then you get kind of
like a sense of euphoria. And for me that was it. You cried.>>Yeah. Mine was so weird. All my hands were like this. They just locked and
I could not move them. Then I just cried and cried and
cried, and I couldn’t stop crying. I wasn’t thinking about anything sad,
it was just like, it came up.>>It’s hard to talk about it
without sounding really cliche, but when I first did the breathing,
in the middle of it, I remember thinking, I’m so happy, I just want to get up and
hug all of you people. I love you, I love all of you. And I guess that’s how you
become a hippie, pretty much.>>I was amazed to see some of
the reactions that people had here. What’s happened when people have
this kind of big responses?>>What we do, we are going deeply into
the physiology past, the condition, and what appears, people begin to cry or
they release anger. Whatever is hidden deeper
than the conditioning, these techniques make it
quite able to go really deep.>>I guess it’s kind of similar
when a psychologist gets someone to relive past trauma and
come to terms with it.>>We do not need psychotherapy. Fuck off! Just let it breathe in. Just bring back the control
within yourself. Connect back with the body. This time we are able to cleanse it all. All of the people say, yeah, you cannot
steer life, and you cannot do this, and yeah, it’s part of life, and
it’s destiny, and it’s fate. Fuck fate, and fuck destiny and all that. No, this time we learn to control
our happiness, health and strength, and that’s not philosophical or sectarian. It’s chemistry.>>Do you ever get any
really negative people who never really succumb to the cause?>>I have a very good example of that. Scott Carmen is
an investigative journalist. He came from America to this
place to cut through the crap and the charlatan business and
all that and that was me, you know? The charlatan and the crap,
and it took him two days, and when he converted into hey,
but this shit is good. And he was standing with us
in shorts after two days. And now he wants to write a book and
bring it to America and everything.>>Make a big circle, big circle. It may look like a Pentecostal ceremony
at times, but if you hyperventilate for long enough, it’s normal to experience
euphoria and muscle spasms and seizures. It’s more difficult to imagine how that
can make it easier to stand out in the snow for an hour. Maybe, like in the immune response test,
it had to do with secreting adrenaline. But whether it was some ancient secret of
human physiology or simply brute force endurance and mental focus, it seemed that
Wim’s method was working on the group. My suspicion was that the secret was
the infectious charisma of Wim himself. And just being in his presence was
inspiring us to accomplish things we never would’ve normally done. You’re getting into some pretty
deep places with your mind, and although it sounds kinda out there,
when you experience it, I can’t even… It’s scary slash amazing at the same time.>>I don’t know where, but
I was gone and I saw things. And I didn’t even notice that I
was screaming and making noises. It was really amazing.>>It’s just something
we don’t know we can do. In the east part of the world, it’s in
the culture to teach people how to do it. In the western part of the world,
it’s not a culture.>>Enlightenment is a form of happiness
and health, and it’s not as deep and profound as people imagined it.>>I had a thing called Crohn’s
disease about ten years ago. I’ve been to detox centers and
spent thousands and thousands of dollars on lots of different
health alternative improvement things. A lot of them are quite new age and
just a load of old bull shit. At least Wim Hof has been working with
a lot of different types of scientists and advanced hospital research,
that’s the beautiful thing. You’ve seen him on the Guinness Book
of Records where he is sitting in an ice cube for two hours.>>So what’s going on?>>We are filling the torches with gas, we are going to the waterfall later on,
like a fairy tale.>>Wim’s method would never have
spread beyond himself if it wasn’t for his business savvy son, Enahm whose
turned the Iceman into a website, an app and a global brand. I sent him some news when I was in Tanzania. Enahm, I’ve been looking around here,
but even in these far places where I’m getting,
I don’t find an asshole as big as you.>>Yeah, as big as me, yeah.>>You are still the greatest. The greatest asshole.>>The Wim Hof method did
not exist four years ago. It was an Iceman doing a trick
which was only one person. So, Iceman is a superhero. Nobody can be as the Iceman, because its
just one person, it’s a superhero. Wim Hof is a person like everyone else,
and he already gained this fame to attract the attention to show the whole
world that everybody is able to do much more than thought of, so I thought that’s a beautiful goal. To bring that back to the people. And yeah, I’ve started doing the platforms
and now here you guys are you know. I saw the things already from my
childhood, what he could do with people. So I trusted it.>>How much of this came out of
the tragedy of your mother’s death?>>Everything started there. Because my Mom was psychotic. They consented her with 11 personalities,
and she was never there for us. It was always my Dad being there for us. They stuffed her up with pills
to get her outside of society. And she committed suicide. So that was the beginning of my Dad
exploring for, okay, what’s the answer? Where lies all these problems? So he went challenging himself. You know if you don’t have an answer,
if they don’t have an answer, you’re going to find yourself an answer. I know where I came from, from a valley. It’s like a trauma. She jumped from eight floor. That’s my grief, I loved her to death. But the world is huge,
it’s not interested in natural effects so much, it’s the money. It’s very difficult to bring this to
their standards, but we are on it. So science in time now will take it on and
we do our studies.>>Everyone’s about to participate in
this kind of non-religious ritual. They hold the torch to represent
the fire within, then get in the water. Yeah, it might look a little bit
sectarian and I’ve said it before, I don’t think this is a cult, but
the thing is Wim is so charismatic, if he gave me any poison to drink
I’d be the first person to drink it.>>Five. Four. Three. Two. There you go, one. There we go all in and let them go. I am going to tuck you in.>>I love being tucked in. We’re so cute. The group had gone and Daisy and I werenleft with our own personal iceman trainer. In the lead up to climbing Mt.Snezka, we were gonna need all the extra help we could get.>>That was so weird. That was at the trippiest it’s been.>>Yeah, you get eventually,
these white hallucinations, but it might just be depriving
your brain of oxygen. I don’t know if that’s good. Maybe.>>Here is the summit,
which we are going to get to tomorrow, in snow and ice, and just in shorts. This is what I did before, on Mt.Everest. I was up till here, in shorts. Coming from 5,200 to 5,800, 6,400, 6,700, 7,500, 700. Over here I was.>>He walked up Mt.Everest in his shorts. What have you done with your life? We’ve just done the fun part of the Wim
Hof method which is when we get to do the breathing exercises and
make ourselves feel really giddy and now it’s time for
the part that everyone hates. Which is stripping down to our shorts and
jumping in a freezing cold waterfall. The waters running so
the water doesnt actually freeze but the temperature is below freezing. That means this is pretty much
the coldest water I’ll ever experience. So we’ve just come out of
the freezing cold water and I cannot tell you how cold it was. It was the coldest water
I’ve ever experienced. I can’t feel my toes at all. To each one of my toes, the toe next to it
feels like a foreign object in my shoe. Cuz I just can’t feel them. You just start to think fight or
flight mode. I need to get out of this water. This is not where humans are meant to be.>>[FOREIGN]
– Yeah, of course. You know nothing about Poland!>>Obviously, you have your mission,
which is a noble one. But I have to ask, is it not also
a bit about the bragging rights of being able to say I climbed
Mount Everest in my shorts?>>If I can use it, I use it all the time. Too many are records. Too many of them have given
no real peace within myself. My unrestfunless deeply within,
created by not me, but by destiny itself. So, I gotta solve this, until its
at peace and, okay I will keep on. I think the king and the queens,
all these funny hats. The thing about that,
if you’re healthy electromagnetically, you are able to distinguish
an energy field around your head. – See you’re doing that thing you always do, when I’m really into
what you’re saying. It’s filled with beautiful metaphors. I’m ready to accept you as my leader. And then you say something I
can’t quite get my head around. What is an electromagnetic halo? Oh, that’s just your nervous
system actually as electric signals. Yeah, okay. I’m following you now…
– And if your brain bit not fucked up then you got a nice electrical
field around your head.>>Do I have any kind of aura?>>Yes, you got.>>Really?
>>Yeah, yeah. What’s it doing?>>What does it look like?>>Wait a minute. Its coming, its coming!>>No, no, fuck you! Its already there man. You’re the king,
she’s the queen, and that’s it!>>Well done, today. And tomorrow even better. Nature calls us. And Mother Nature says I
gotta tuck you in man. Because of a powerless situation of grief and emotion and now I’ve got the power. And now, I want to take away and
show scientifically that depression and all the diseases, almost all the diseases, we are able to learn to prevent them
from developing inside the body. Because we are able to have
a connection direct inside, which goes far deeper than ever thought. Boom, I’m gonna show the world
that everybody is able instead of being powerless to have
power over his own system.>>We just stayed in that freezing
cold water for one minute. And the craziest part is I
feel warm on the inside. It must be the adrenaline or
something, but I finally get it. By standing in there and
letting the adrenaline rush over you, you don’t feel the cold. I could stand out here for a while. But I’m not going to because I might die.>>Right now,
we are right over here, 750 meters. We go up to 1400 meters, that’s the Kopa. From the Kopa we’ll go to the Sněžka,
and it’s cold. And so all you have studied,
Matt, you are going to need it. And now just, don’t think, but focus. Trust your body to be able to go with the
elements up there, and you will be able. And with that you are going to show for
yourself, hey man I can do this.>>If you ever wanted a real test
of the Wim Hof Method, this is it. If you concentrate hard enough,
this snow looks like sand and you just feel like you’re at the beach.>>Exactly. That’s the mind. If your mind is on it, then you’re quite
capable of dealing with the elements. Yeah, cause it is a bit nippy really.
– Yeah. Hey. [FOREIGN] There’s a method to this. What I’m doing is breathing in more oxygen than I need and then I’m breathing out without fully letting go. Doing that five times and on the final breath squeezing
the oxygen into your chest, neck and head, and that creates either real or
illusionary heat. And then you let go. And that’s how we get to
the top of the mountain. Oh shit! My crampons! Minor crampon emergency, it’s fine. There a few theories as to why
Wim Hof can do what he can do. One is that he has a higher level
of brown adipose tissue, or brown fat, in his body, which is
a heat generating tissue in the body. Studies have shown that people
who work outside in the cold have higher levels of brown fat. So it’s possible that he’s able
to manipulate the level of brown fat in his body by exposure to
the cold, like we’re doing right now. Another theory is that he’s able to
secrete the hormone noradrenaline at will, through breathing and
by jumping into cold water. Then that adrenaline allows him to
overcome coldness and illnesses. Another theory is that he uses
a form of meditation similar to the Tibetan Tummo meditation, which by
shutting off the activity of the mind, your metabolism gets redirected
into generating heat. It’s probably a combination
of all those three and some as of yet unexplained
physiological phenomena as well. But Wim takes it a step further. He says that using his method,
you can go deep into the body and actually control your own autonomic
nervous system and immune system. I went through the scientific
scrutiny of research and put me to the test and
they saw amazing things. But then they said you are the Ice Man,
you are just one test subject, and I said, no, what I can do, anybody can do.>>You can just start
doing these techniques and you can modulate your
adrenaline levels by will. Stress are able to modulate
your immune response. There are many diseases that
are influenced by your immune system. And you can imagine that it would
be of interest if you could modulate that immune response and
suppress it, that it might be of benefit for
patients with diseases like that.>>How did it feel when you finally got
recognition from the science world that your methods work?>>I cried.>>Really?>>You know what happens when your wife
whom you love so dearly, she suicides? You don’t understand,
you just don’t understand. You have no power anymore. And finally, because you have
been everywhere looking for how to silence the grief,
you finally get scientific recognition, that’s the time when you break. That’s the time when you can relieve. That’s the time you can let go. It’s when you cry.>>Look at the clouds.>>Wow, mother holy mama. It’s nice, huh?>>It’s amazing what the body can do when
you actually force it to go to its limits.>>Yes, to its natural ability.>>We ‘vecrossed the border from Poland
into the Czech Republic, and now we’re just about to summit the tallest mountain
in the Czech Republic in our shorts. Hello there. All the way. Good.>>How are you feeling?>>I’m feeling good. Once again, back home.>>One of the reasons it’s been so
difficult for Wim to get his method accepted
by a scientific establishment, is that it’s inimical to our society’s
view of the body and medicine. Wim’s figured out a way to
influence the immune system without the use of pharmaceuticals. And that could have big ramifications for
people with inflammatory disorders. Whether it can be used to cure actual
diseases remains to be proven. This is the frontier of science, so it might be many years before we
fully understand the implications. We came into this with a heavy dose of
skepticism, but within a few days we were able to comfortably climb a freezing
cold mountain in nothing bur our shorts. Wim gives people a chance to take back
some Control over their minds and bodies. And for
people who suffer from depression or illnesses, that kind of
help can be priceless. What’s the final stage in your mission?>>Final stage is go back to the grief. Go back to the love, the lost love. I want to bring back love to the world. Love is compiled by happiness,
strength, and health. If you radiate good energy
because you are healthy, happy, and strong, that’s love. Breathe! It’s for free! It’s life! It’s good! Take em in! If you need to breathe you take em in and blow your mind. Come on. It’s natural drugs.

Stephen Childs


  1. Well, as a French doctor, observing the nose of the patient,
    I'd say alcohol helps a lot preserving the body against the cold.

  2. If only Jon Snow had taught this method to the guys on the wall…

  3. There's so many amazing benefits from using the WHM. I've been experimenting personally and professionally as a Physiotherapist and I've put together an article with a heap of everyday benefits from using Wim's method. I'd love for everyone to check it out: http://yourwellnessnerd.com/wim-hof-method-10-everyday-uses/

  4. Wtf man I tried your breathe method while I was watching the video and hold my breath for 3mins! Wtf man wtf
    Btw I smoke a lot.
    I will definitely buy wims book and try more of his methods.

  5. I hate it when this happens…

  6. He should jump n a pool of liquid nitrogen..this reporter is stupid as fuck n easily brainwashed and 2 me that is NOT A MIRACLE! RETARD HIPSTER DICKHEAD

  7. Haha this guy is amazing I,like his Amsterdam mentality fuck all the bullshit give it to me straight

  8. Saturate you blood with oxygen. Doesn't everyone know that trick as a kid?

  9. Cool we already have Iceman, so now we just need the other X-men and we’re set!

  10. I hyperventilate watching him go under the ice..Looks like a scene from DAMIEN

  11. i want to see an interview of the host and producer after their walk wtf
    was it so mundane with this method that it was a normal hike for them?!?!

  12. Tested the breath holding technique I lasted 2 minutes 2 seconds, my previous record before this method was 1 minute 4 seconds. I can confirm this WORKS

  13. Thank you for the great documentary about something so relevant and essential. Much love and peace and thriving to us all!

  14. If this man came to westeros with his wildling army he would be king of the seven kingdoms

  15. All these comments. …why not just try it?? All the info is on the net.Just do it and see , as an experiment what changes and what you can do..

  16. At higher speeds, he looks and sounds like the late Robin Williams.

  17. Thanks for such a documentary,
    👏 worth it, you are marvelous.

    May Wim Hof (God), King Queen bless you with beautiful prince/princess.

  18. Experimenting with his breathing technique got me to be able to keep my gas pumps nice and shiny even throughout the whole winter, low teens to negative zero. I wore my hoodie only, as it is a high crime area, and didn't want the hassle of being seen as a crackhead. Or judged by the police, thereby, gaining a short response time if I get shot in the middle of the night. My rag froze as I broke my back cleaning those gas pumps for $11 an hour, in between dealing with tweakers and thugs, but my body didn't. 11 weeks straight I worked that God awful shift without a single day off. Thank you Wim Hof… I couldn't have done it as well as I had without you.

  19. "we do not need psychotherapy, Foke off just breathe"
    Damn I'm in love with this man

  20. I'm learning this now. I don't fuck with hippy philosophy or mystic hoodoo at all, I'm a grounded person.. but this is something else. Entirely something else. Try the breathing for 3 cycles.. getting high on your own supply. As a man in his mid 40's who has skateboarded for the last 33 years and had numerous reconstructive surgeries from that impact..The ice part is cathartic and makes the body feel wonderful for a day afterward, aside from the mental component of simulated suffering to learn control of the mind. It's legit. Maybe unexplainable but it's entirely legit. 10/10 would recommend just looking at basic breathing tutorial on wim hof YouTube channel. 5 minutes that can change your perspective on everything you think you know about you. Just a regular guy.. no investment into this in any way.. not a fanatic either.. I'm new to it myself and still boggled at it's effects. Your brain is driving your body and there's waaaay more gas in your tank than you probably know. Remember that and breathe. It's good shit he's teaching.

  21. All these close minded people thinking it’s all his genetics and no one else could possibly do this but everyone can do this the mind is very powerful it’s what destroys us everyday or when you’re sad and depressed it’s your brain making you feel these emotions once you get out of that hole you can accomplish so much more than you thought possible

  22. I honestly agree 😏 I myself practice "Mindful Meditation" and have have been able to see 3 strokes coming on and have been
    able to avoid them,🤔 I do want to
    advance my conscience to a higher level. And I will, I know there is that energy that is possible to tap into 😔

  23. I want that breathe motherfucker shirt so bad😂😂😂

  24. I dont really know how people could be skeptical. They tested him and ran experiments in a lab and it was proven there was no relative change in his body. But besides that, he was literally done the thing he says he has. He has been in ice water for 2 hours straight, he did climb mount Everest in nothing but shorts. You can't exactly fake that?

  25. Yes , big pharma will lose so much money , if countless thousands of the herbs with medicinal properties were known to the public. There would be mayhem in the street s motivated for vengeance at the souls of loved ones that could have been saved.
    Did you know that finding the cure for cancer may ruin your life . As it is against the Law . Dont believe me ,–lok it up for yourself

  26. Russians have been swimming in 0 degree water for centuries lol (it's like part of russian orthodox religion, where people gather and swim in winter and summer) the Slav people will know what I am talking about ahah. Wim is a legend for introducing this to the western world.

  27. The best way to do the breathing exercises is to get the free mini video course, where Wim explains how to do it. Far better than other youtubers explaining it.

  28. 0:00– ~1:10 the quality/direction of this documentary in the first minute is insane – possibly the best I've ever seen 10/10

  29. What a great man. I hope the pharma companies won't "accident" this man. Good he's spreading his knowledge already.

  30. This man may have conquered the cold but he cannot conquer shrinkage

  31. As one studying genealogy and human biology in the Univerisity of Yale, unfortunately, this is a matter of revisiting ancestral properties. The breathing exercises and therapy would only work for people of Nordic or North Germanic descent, or any other part of the world with a big history of embracing intense cold. Black people and Arabs, for example, the people with history of bearing among the most unbeatable heat resistance on the planet, will not fare the same way the "iceman" of the Nordic tundras enjoys the cold.

  32. The intro music is absolutely terrible. The content was great though.

  33. I cannot understand that when he is swimming in cold water under the ice that he doesnt sink because of weigh of his ball’s of steel🤣

  34. anybody how i can this learn stuff. where he specifically teaches it and this retarded ass vice dude

  35. wow what a beautiful story. I hate the cold I need this mans classes. My ancestors came from above the arctic circle so it makes no sense that I cant stand cold

  36. "I do not fear death, i fear not to live fully. If I live fully, I'm not into death. I'm living!!!"
    – Wim Hof

  37. Does it matter if something works or not if it works for you if it's considered a Pseudo-Science? I got a nasty email the other day regarding how the world has gone to hell because people are always coming up with a new thing to make money. This prompted me to look up the definition of a Pseudo-Science, which is "a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on the scientific method." I was shocked to find out that the majority of the tools that people use today to feel better about themselves fall under this category. Check out this partial list of Pseudo-Sciences — Astrology, Homeopathy, Reiki, Meditation, Visualization, Numerology, Psychoanalysis, Hypnosis, Chiropractic. My point is if something is considered New age, and in some cases, old age practices that are not backed by science, does it matter? Keep up the great work Hof. Tore Roberts

  38. My attention is well and truly piqued…u da real Hof
    Not that tard on Baywatch

  39. Freak of nature…
    Ho say that it might be a weak mind and Control by their big ego. No ideia to aproach the inside. For them look inside, to a profound deep state is just a dream, fake, Bla, Bla ,Bla… So mutch in this world that people dont know.

  40. I put down the AC down once I saw this documentary because I live in Miami. But it got really cold 🥶

  41. This is nothing new. In S. Korea traditional shamans dance on a bed of sharp knives. It's when people induce mind-alerting states and believe in something mind-over-matter that there is an open-door for evil spirits to give people supernatural powers. That's why people were freaking out emotionally on the floor in the cabin before their hike. The spirits will exact a terrible price. In the Bible, Jesus met a crazy demon-possessed man that could tear off chains and when Jesus drove out the demons out of the man, he became sane and started wearing clothes. Obviously he couldn't tear up chains anymore. People should seek to experience God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in Churches that believe in miracles (and the Trinity) rather than this stuff. I've heard of God working through Christians or enabling them (or seen) to heal all kinds of sickness, even incurable ones, know what diseases a person had without being told, know details about ones life without being told, displaying super-human strength, experiencing supernatural protection (such as a rock being thrown at a Pastor and moving out of the way in mid-air or a man shooting a machine gun right on top of someone and being scared when none of the bullets hit), people being raised from the dead (even a person who had already been embalmed!), people without limbs or eardrums regrowing them instantly. Depends on a persons measure of faith in the word of God and if the Holy Spirit decides to work that way in a person. You can research Smith Wigglesworth, Kathryn Kuhlman, John G. Lake, Oral Roberts, and Aimee Semple McPherson. God worked through them all to perform miracles before large numbers of people. Some of them were investigated by organizations such as the BBB or judge(es) similar to the way the ice man was watched by scientists. John G. volunteered to bury plague victims and when doctors asked him how he was able to not get the plague, he said if a germ touched him the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) would kill it. Then, someone put a germ on him and looked under a microscope and the germ(s) died. The Holy Spirit will not exact a terrible price the way evil spirits will, His very presence guarantees a good afterlife. Since the Holy Spirit is Holy, sins need to be forgiven first before He will indwell a person. Since Jesus paid for everyone's sins, we have to believe His blood has the power to take away sins (which is why he voluntarily died an excruciating death) and ask God to forgive them all first, also accept God's authority by accepting Jesus as Lord, then believe in God's words and then as Jesus said, "all things are possible for those who believe." Mark 9:23, Matthew 4:23, Mark 16:17-18, Matthew 10:1-10:8. Miracles explain why Jesus became well-known in the regions where he taught and the word about him spread quickly. There has to be a historical reason for his fame during his public ministry, he didn't use force or violence or large amounts of money. He wasn't a worldly king (but a heavenly one), and some of his teachings were not appealing 'yes, you are trying to follow the Law of Moses and your conscience, but you are still sinners and you need to repent and be forgiven'-not very appealing, but if you see him raise one person from the dead, walk on water, make a fig tree wither and heal another person everyone knows was paralyzed for years, you would think 'oh, He's speaking for God, we really do need to repent and believe what He says and who He is' So, the gospel of Jesus Christ as never meant to be spread without miracles and supernatural displays of God's power, but some Churches started to set aside some of God's teachings in the Bible and assert their own 'then modern' ideas and Christians lacked faith so the Holy Spirit would not work much-if as all. But some people humbly follow Biblical teachings and have strong faith and miracles and supernatural power manifests.

  42. I really like that he doesn't try to push some kind of obscure spiritual agenda when he teaches. Like when Wim talked about the "halo", he was not talking about some mystical thing he could see above people. Its metaphors, nothing more.
    The climbing up Mt. Everest in shorts is not a metaphor though. Dude knows how to channel his heartache into something good.

  43. El jorge es wn, igual me lo agarre, washito rico, deja a la flaca y ven conmigo bb <3

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