Meditation Sitting in Snow [crazy video] for Immune Function (Wim Hof Method — Tibetan Tummo Inner Heat Meditation)
Soooo…. you won’t see a video like this too often.
Oh sure, Wim Hof sets world records by standing in a container of ice for 2 hours straight…
But if you’ve read any of my work over the years, this video may come as a curious…. perhaps concerning…. personal introduction to the fella behind the writing.
Call me ‘bat shit crazy’… so be it.
But delve deeper into the background information and you’ll probably agree that (while you may not be ready or wiling to try it), you can at least see the… ermm well, logic.
This video is from March 2014.
My Experiences Doing Tummo Meditation with Snow Baths
2 rounds of breathing. Excitement. Curious interest after 30 seconds at which point deciding to aim for 60 seconds. 45 seconds body scan shows firey pain points. 60 seconds definitely feels enough. I practically leap out of the snow and run for the door. Inside my back feels on fire. After 10 minutes i feel invigorated. Inspired to continue the process.
2 minutes. The sensations are curious. Part fear, part curiosity, part ‘Am I crazy?’, ‘art ‘don’t you dare move until the 120 seconds are up!’
Then, rather than sprinting for the door, I felt much more comfortable to get up and walk inside.
Once inside, the sensation of invigorating cold fire across my back feels really good. Hmm, 3 minutes on day 3?
The snow has turned to ice so difficult to immerse into without digging. Used a timer this time and clocked 4:10. No fear this time. Right foot was… freezing! Time went quite quickly, maybe because I was video-ing the ‘ordeal’. Was somewhat shivering for 10 minutes or more once back indoors.
Video is quite uneventful (done at night so can’t really see anything at all) but at least serves as a record.
A few days later…
6.5 minutes. As per the video on this page. When I got back inside, I started shivering, for about 25 minutes, and my skin on my back felt like it was on fire.
My ‘snow print’
- Step-by-step breathing exercises for Tummo Meditation preparation
- Wim Hoff’s website
- Tibetan Tummo Meditation using energy channels inside the body
- More details on Wim Hoff including this energy-channels image:
Alexandra David-Neel wrote in the 1920s, “To spend the winter in a cave amidst the snows, at an altitude that varies between 11,000 and 18,000 feet, clad in a thin garment or even naked, and escape freezing, is a somewhat difficult achievement.”
In the 1980s a group of scientists from Harvard Medical School, led by Dr.Herbert Benson, went to check out three Tibetan Buddhist monks.
The scientists attached temperature sensors to the monks’ bodies. They found that after meditation the temperature of the monks’ fingers and toes rose by as much as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Their internal temperatures remained normal.