Wim Hof Method Breathing Technique

Instructions on how to do Wim Hof Breathing Method

WIM HOF doing the Wim Hof Method BREATHING tips with acupuncture
Wim Hof doing breathing exercises with acupuncture at Centre Of Health Melbourne


Although it is a very safe technique when performed correctly – NEVER perform the Wim Hof breathing exercises in a body of water, whilst driving, or in any other situation or environment where loss of consciousness can have serious consequences.

The Wim Hof Method breathing should be somewhat strenuous but never uncomfortable. It’s common that many strong and unfamiliar sensations arise. This is merely your body adjusting to the changes in your body chemistry. If it becomes too overwhelming or unpleasant, just slow it down or stop and try again later. You will get better with practice. Just stay relaxed but focused.

15-20 minutes 

This method is one of the most beneficial things you can do to improve your general wellbeing.

Give your physical and mental health an instant boost with this simple exercise!

Here are the basic guidelines for the Wim Hof Method breathing:

  1. Preparation To prepare yourself to learn the Wim Hof Method breathing technique lie down comfortably in a relaxed position and calm your mind. Become aware of your breathing consciously. Start slowly, and inhale deeper into your belly. Breath in deeper and deeper each time until you are completely filling your lungs. If possible, in and out through the nose. All the effort is on the inhale, the out breath is a passive exhale “Fully in…..Let go”
  2. Deep breathing x 30 Keep breathing steadily like this, and you will feel all sorts of changes happening in your body. Breath deeply like this for 30 breaths
  3. Retention / Breath hold phase After 20, 30 or 40 breaths, after the final letting go of the breath (not all the way), hold your breath as long as you can. Completely relax, calm the mind and release any areas of tension or tingling
  4. Recovery breath When the strong urge to breath arises, take a deep breath in and hold for a count of 10-15 then release
  5. This is one round / cycle Do 3 – 6 rounds of this breathingin a session. You can do as many sessions as you like per day. Just remember, as Wim always says “no force – feeling is understanding”. Listen to your body, and go at your own pace

Enjoy the feeling!

You can ask questions about the Wim Hof breathing tips and find more info about the Wim Hoff Method at Matt Radford’s WHM community page. Just click this link!https://www.wimhofmethod.com/community/profile/mattradford

Find out about the next Wim Hof Method workshop in Melbourne  click here