The Wim Hof Method
Breathe; focus; brave the cold
A new discovery for modern science
‘What Wim Hof does is medically impossible’. This is what Maria Hopman, professor at Radboud University Medical Center, believed. To test her opinion, Hopman set up an experiment. She buried Wim up to his neck in almost 1 metric tonne of ice cubes. For an untrained individual, this could be life-threatening: a person could die once their body temperature dropped too far. But Wim’s body temperature did not drop. It remained at a steady 37 degrees Celsius, all the way. Hopman was astonished.
There was only one possible conclusion for the professor: Wim Hof knows how to influence his autonomic nervous system; the part of the central nervous system that controls, among other things, heart rate, respiration and circulation: the part of the central nervous system that we always thought we could not control!