Unlock Wellness with the Wim Hof Method: Boost Immunity & Well-being | Roshan Thiran's Wellness Wednesday

Nov 03, 2023 30 Min Video
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Never Fall Sick Again and Build Your Immunity

The Wim Hof method, which includes techniques such as cold exposure and breathwork, can potentially strengthen the immune system and improve overall well-being by activating anti-inflammatory hormones and proteins through the power of the mind.

Benefits of the Wim Hof Method

  • 🤔 The idea of never falling sick again may seem impossible, but Wim Hof's experience with the Wim Hof method challenges this belief.
  • 🌡️ In a study, participants trained by Wim Hof showed significantly fewer symptoms and discomfort after being injected with E coli bacteria compared to the control group, highlighting the potential benefits of his techniques.
  • 💪 "Since practicing the method, I haven't fallen sick for over three years, compared to falling sick three to four times a year before."
  • 🧠 By combining the three pillars of the Wim Hof method, the body is able to produce more anti-inflammatory hormones, leading to various scientific benefits.
  • ❄️ Doing ice baths has numerous benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving blood circulation, strengthening the cardiovascular and immune systems, and increasing dopamine levels, resulting in a fresh and happy mood that lasts for almost a week.
  • 🏋️‍♀️ Doing ice baths regularly is like going to the gym for your blood vessels, tightening and releasing them to make them stronger and prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Mind-Body Connection and Illness

  • 😮 Breathing is the main thing that regulates our emotions, energy, and overall well-being.
  • 🌬️ Holding your breath can provide hope for people with autoimmune illnesses, showing them that they can overcome their condition through breathwork.
  • 😮 The biggest thing that causes illness is our mind and our thoughts, which create emotions that determine everything in our DNA, genetics, and nervous system.
  • ❄️ The ice bath is a great test of mindset, showing that you are strong enough to endure and overcome difficult situations.
  • 💪 "By activating these emotions more, by activating these genes more, the body is able to produce more anti-inflammatory proteins and more anti-inflammatory hormones, so again that is the power of like our mind and it's like the craziest thing of how like our mind alone can truly achieve everything."

Time Stamp

  • 00:00 Host Roshan explains how breathing techniques can strengthen the immune system and prevent illness, with the guest speaker Piyachai sharing his personal experience of not getting sick for three years after using these techniques.
    • In this video, Piyachai discusses the science behind why people get sick and how to use breathing techniques to strengthen the immune system and avoid getting sick for long periods of time, with the guest speaker sharing their personal experience of not getting sick for the past three years.
    • Piyachai shares his personal story of going through emotional turmoil and feeling lost in life after experiencing the death of a loved one and their cousin's suicide, leading them to search for answers and watch YouTube videos.
  • 02:18 Piyachai discovered the Wim Hof method, which helped him overcome pain and never fall sick again, and Wim Hof trained volunteers to withstand E coli bacteria with only slight symptoms, leading to the speaker suppressing inflammation and not falling sick for over three years.
    • Piyachai found a method called the Wim Hof method that helped him overcome his pain and never fall sick again, after discovering that the method had also helped Wim Hof overcome his own struggles.
    • Wim Hof, a Dutch man known for his superhuman feats, discovered a way to never fall sick again and shared it with scientists.
    • Wim Hof trained a group of volunteers to withstand the effects of injecting themselves with E coli bacteria, resulting in only slight symptoms compared to the control group who experienced more severe sickness.
    • By practicing the method, the speaker was able to suppress inflammation in the body and has not fallen sick in over three years, compared to previously falling sick multiple times a year.
  • 06:31 Deep breathing through the Wim Hof method can alkalize the body, fight inflammation, and strengthen the immune system.
    • The Wim Hof method consists of three pillars: deep breathing, ice baths or gradual cold exposure, and mindset and commitment, which when combined, can enable the body to produce more anti-inflammatory hormones and strengthen the immune system.
    • Deep breathing, specifically through the Wim Hof method, can alkalize the body and create an environment that fights inflammation, which is more effective than drinking alkaline water.
  • 09:01 Proper breathing techniques can improve overall well-being, increase energy, reduce stress, improve sleep, and potentially help with autoimmune and neurological diseases.
    • Learn proper breathing techniques to improve your health and access a guided beginner's level breathing video on the YouTube channel to experience the full benefits of daily practice.
    • Breathing is the main thing that regulates our emotions, energy, and overall well-being, and by practicing proper breathing techniques, we can experience benefits such as increased energy, reduced stress, better sleep, and improved mood.
    • Learning how to hold your breath can improve blood circulation, strengthen the body, and potentially help with autoimmune illnesses and neurological diseases.
  • 12:03 Doing ice baths and practicing breathing techniques can have numerous benefits such as reducing inflammation, improving blood circulation, strengthening the cardiovascular and immune systems, increasing dopamine levels, and providing a fresh and happy mood that lasts for almost a week.
    • Doing ice baths has numerous benefits such as reducing inflammation, improving blood circulation, strengthening the cardiovascular and immune systems, increasing dopamine levels, and providing a fresh and happy mood that lasts for almost a week, which is different from taking cold showers.
    • Doing ice baths constricts and then opens up blood vessels, which strengthens blood circulation and the cardiovascular system, reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and random illnesses.
    • Breathing techniques and regular ice baths can improve overall health and can be done daily or at least once a week for maximum benefits.
    • Doing an ice bath increases your metabolic rate, improves your skin, burns sugar in your body, and can make you look more beautiful, lose weight, be more confident, and feel amazing.
  • 16:06 Gearing your mind towards rejecting illnesses and sicknesses is crucial, as our thoughts create emotions that determine everything in our DNA, genetics, and nervous system, and having a strong mindset and commitment is key in achieving this.
    • The video discusses a methodology to never get sick again, which includes breathing correctly, taking ice baths, and having the right mindset.
    • Gearing your mind towards rejecting illnesses and sicknesses is backed by science, as our thoughts create emotions that determine everything in our DNA, genetics, and nervous system, and having a strong mindset and commitment is crucial in achieving this.
    • Without a strong mindset and belief in oneself, people will not be able to survive in extreme cold conditions like the Ice Bar, despite motivational speeches about the importance of mindset.
    • Learning to calm your mind and focus on the right things can help you overcome challenges and show that you are strong enough.
  • 21:55 Setting a positive mindset and asking powerful questions can lead to improved mental health and overall well-being.
    • Living in powerful emotions such as love and gratitude can increase the energy field around a person, leading to positive changes in genetic expression and the production of anti-inflammatory proteins and hormones.
    • The speaker discusses the challenge of maintaining positive emotions in the face of negativity and stress, and offers two tips for achieving a strong and positive mindset.
    • Setting a positive mindset and asking powerful questions are key to maintaining good mental health and avoiding negative outcomes.
    • Ask yourself powerful questions to shift your mindset and find enjoyment in your work, leading to a more loving state and improved overall well-being.
  • 26:21 Mastering breathing techniques, pushing the body through extreme situations, and maintaining a positive mindset can lead to a healthy and fulfilling life, improving overall wellness and longevity.
    • The three pillars discussed in the video are breathing techniques, pushing the body through extreme situations, and having a positive mindset to reject bad emotions and embrace good thoughts for a healthy and fulfilling life.
    • All emotions and feelings come from within, so mastering your inner state will lead to happiness and enjoyment in life.
    • Learn proper breathing techniques and incorporate them into your life to improve your overall wellness and live a long, fulfilling life with your community.


This special video is part of the Wellness Wednesday series hosted by Roshan Thiran, bringing health and wellness content to everyone via leaderonomics.com and its YouTube Channel (Leaderonomics)

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Roshan is the Founder and “Kuli” of the Leaderonomics Group of companies. He believes that everyone can be a leader and "make a dent in the universe," in their own special ways. He is featured on TV, radio and numerous publications sharing the Science of Building Leaders and on leadership development. Follow him at www.roshanthiran.com

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