Breath of Fire!

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boda
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Breath of Fire!

Post by boda » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:30 am

I've been practicing the Wim Hof breathing method for a week now, prior to morning meditation. It proves to be helpful in calming and focusing the mind, and it's also energizing. The Wim Hof method is supposedly derived from ancient breathing techniques like Tummo and Kundalini 'breath of fire' Yoga.

The Wim Hof method also seems to improve athletic performance to some degree. It definitely helps in cold tolerance. Cold showers and 60-degree ocean swims are much more comfortable after employing the technique.

Anyone one else tried breathing techniques like these?

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Re: Breath of Fire!

Post by jkarlins » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:48 am

I'm familiar with Wim Hof. He is a character. Also an amazing athlete. I'm not sure how friendly people here will be to him, or his technique. It's definitely not traditional dharma.

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Re: Breath of Fire!

Post by boda » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:07 pm

No reason that anyone should be unfriendly. It’s just a breathing method that is conducive to meditation, athletic performance, and perhaps some health benefits. Healthwise, it’s said to boost the immune system and generally reduce inflammation.

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