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Wim Hof Method | Safety Information

August 22, 2019

Welcome to this step by step Wim Hof Method video course. We like to give you the best outcomes without any damage It is very important that you watch this instructional video to the end before you start this course. Pay attention to every detail. First rule Listen to your body and never force. The Breathing exercises are simple
but they go deep Always do the breathing exercises in a safe environment sitting or lying on a couch or bed. Don’t do the breathing exercise in a situation where it might be dangerous to faint. So don’t do it in the water, in a bath or driving a vehicle. How to prepare for the breathing: Always start on empty stomach to get the most out of the exercise Make yourself at ease.
Lay down relax. A body that is relaxed is able to store up the most of oxygen. Set your intention before you start and start doing your breathing exercises. You can track your retention times but it is not mandatory. We know it is fun to have some competition but this is not about that. It is about having a great experience and just feel great afterwards. When you do the cold exposure It is great to train with the cold. You will hate it when you begin but sooner or later you will love it. First rule.
Never force. It is about the effects not the number of minutes you stay in the cold. You can easily have hyperthermia and that can be very dangerous. Never overdo it and listen to your body.
Always. Second rule.
Stay focused. Be aware what you are doing. Yes you can make selfies but remember.
Be aware of your own actions. When you do ice baths or go into nature make sure you always have a buddy or Certified Instructor to assist Bring warm cloths and drinks and again never force. In this course you will find different kind of nice stretch exercises that really help you to get the blood flow going and make the body more flexible. We tried to provide exercises for all levels. However you might simply can not do them all. It is no problem you are not able to do them directly. Just do what you can do and never ever force. If you have any special physical conditions please consult your doctor first. The method is not a competitive game but meant as a tool to connect more with your body and mind. Don’t force it, listen to your body and be playful. Enjoy the course


  • Reply luis lopez July 4, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Wim is the best

  • Reply Robert Van Ginkel July 10, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    You are the only dutch person I'm proud of Wim! You have a great attitude and so much positive energy 🙂

  • Reply Lendario G4mer July 12, 2018 at 7:02 pm

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  • Reply happybhoy777 July 16, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Win is god

  • Reply Flavia Marghê July 23, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Aaaaaaand… Subscribed! 💕

  • Reply Amitom Pandey July 23, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    @Mikkois sent me here

  • Reply Rubi Alejandria July 24, 2018 at 3:40 am

    If I have anemia I can do it ? 🤔

  • Reply John Patrick Llana July 26, 2018 at 2:22 am

    can we use this breathing technique if we want to get rid of nervousness (like when we are to make a public speaking)?

  • Reply DrQuell11 August 1, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Naw i think ill jus stick to my weed see Ya

  • Reply Rain Maker August 2, 2018 at 9:30 am

    One of the baddest mf on the face of the planet today

  • Reply Alicia Guerrer August 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you so much ❣️

  • Reply Cahyo Winarko August 4, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    what about cigarete smoker…??

  • Reply K4113B4113 August 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    This is bothering me so much. I love the Wim Hof method but after hearing about several people experiencing tinnitus on a regular basis after doing it I feel very reluctant to continue with the exercises. Anyone know what to do about this? Do you take the risk and do it anyways? Have Wim Hof commented on this?

  • Reply j Nemes 65 August 22, 2018 at 4:28 am

    I use his method while smoking medical marijuana 🤔

  • Reply amar baouane September 4, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I understand, thank you : )

  • Reply handello September 8, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Don't use the force, Luke.

  • Reply Piya Chaudhuri September 10, 2018 at 5:36 pm


  • Reply Mano Aruldhas September 27, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Can we do it before sleep

  • Reply Fer Code September 28, 2018 at 7:39 am

    This man is AWESOME

  • Reply Charles Fuller September 29, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Do you HAVE to do it on a empty belly? What if I eat and wait an hour ?

  • Reply Steve Believe Guitar October 1, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Hi Wim, today I was surfing the web looking for a way to better deal with cold and I found you. I have little kids and I got the flu ten times the last winter. I started doing cold showers in August and I'm so happy I found you.
    I'm about to go outside to run under the autumn rain. I'm Italian and I live in Italy, north Italy.
    Thank you for your inspiration! I'm sure my body will reborn!
    All the best,

  • Reply orckito October 2, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    thank you man ,good look😉

  • Reply JonRaQ Design October 3, 2018 at 3:36 am

    this is helping me thanks and love!! from P.R

  • Reply Somu OFFICIAL October 4, 2018 at 8:14 am

    I stay in a hot humid place, so I couldn’t get the cold water as you mentioned. What if i skip the cold water process? Will it be okay ?

  • Reply maurice schwiertz October 5, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    As I hold the breath in (the 15 seconds) I feel the most tingle and it feels like I am close to faint. Am I the only one?

  • Reply Dåmien Brekke October 6, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Qué bien que está traducido a muchos idiomas!!! 😀 Thanks Wim!

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  • Reply Josip Gluhak October 10, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Is the hyperventilation healthy? Because this method is that…

  • Reply Hisparandom October 26, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    El curso esta en español?

  • Reply Hadassa Souza October 31, 2018 at 8:14 pm


  • Reply NimW November 4, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Are the breathing exercises safe for someone with tinnitus?
    I read online people said it made it worse.

  • Reply Endoem November 4, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    NEVER DO THIS INSIDE OF CAR. It is really dangerous.

  • Reply DonPablo November 5, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    ask-where is the trick in holding out as much as possible? (What's the use) —- or in making the breaths followed and shaking before retaining the air? regards

  • Reply Joe Gazaway November 7, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Very interest thanks – if you do more with your Mind learn more abouth Law of Attraction –

  • Reply Ashley Pineda November 12, 2018 at 4:25 am

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  • Reply tin rubic November 16, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I have fainted a lot of times…

  • Reply Tracey Ryche White November 20, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Hi Mr. Wim Hof. I have asthma and emphysema. I'm finding it very difficult to hold my breath for even a minute. Do you have any recommendations. Thank you very much.

  • Reply KK 47 November 28, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Life force manipulation through breathing can be dangerous without proper knowledge… Yogis, taoist, etc have been doing these since ancient time

  • Reply Kev the Rev November 29, 2018 at 5:34 am

    For legal reasons, WimHof has to make this video to Cover His Ass. However, a little "force" is always necessary in real life.

  • Reply acai December 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Is it normal to feel bad/weak after the very first Wim Hof breathing excercise you do?

    I tried this method yesterday for the first time.
    At that moment, I felt amazing.
    But today, I feel sick.
    Symptoms of light fever, headaches and a weird, uncomfortable feeling in my stomach.
    Any tips for what I should do?

  • Reply Marcus Bryan December 16, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Sir I do them in cold showers. Problem is when my hair is wet cold and sleep after the shower I get sinus.

  • Reply bea wyso December 21, 2018 at 9:03 am

    "if you have any special physical conditions please consult your doctor" for what??? What does the doctor know about health??? Inconsistency!! Either listen to my body or to the doctor…

  • Reply tracy poynton December 21, 2018 at 11:01 am

    I feel like an idiot I axtuly did some breathing exercise in my car last night I was tired just about6 deepest breaths re energised me.

  • Reply tracy poynton December 21, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I'm adjusting myself to embrace Nd befriend the cold and finally I recognised I have a massive fear of the cold
    Now I have chronic fibromyalgia 4 years
    I have been bed bound due to pain I have been depressed and suicidal due to pain
    This pain me never made sense too me
    I have no pain day 1
    It creeper back in last night I done a shirt techniques breathing
    My babies needed me too
    I sought out the cold on my feet
    An area I number one avoided it triggered unbearable pain in my spin up into my head
    Today my feet warmed up I stretched out my toes and my legs warmed up them my heart
    I filled up with joy and energy
    I ran up the stairs
    Previously we considered a chair lift
    Pain to lift my feet up each step was at times too much
    Do many people have a fear of the cold or am I werido
    I'm thinking I was a premature baby 2 months back in the 80s
    I was taken away from my mom just because of prematurity and she was sent home without me
    I believe I developed my very early fear from cold then
    Its always been with me
    I plan to develop and grow more
    I can't afford seminars
    Or expensive education
    But I can afford my time
    I'm going to introduce every one to this development to heal the body through your mind
    And direct hundreds and thousands to your website and teachings
    Thank you

  • Reply Gareth Reynolds December 21, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I did the breathing exercises for 5 days and had to stop due to dreadful ringing in my ears. Two weeks later there's no improvement.

  • Reply Barbara Gloserova December 22, 2018 at 1:29 am

    I like your "cartoon you" very much. And the clip is awesome. Great job !!!

  • Reply Nico Contreras December 23, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Awesome, I hope to train ice exposition soon.

  • Reply David December 29, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Headache after doing the breathing How do I fix it

  • Reply gri 650 January 5, 2019 at 10:55 am

    What's the idea of this shit

  • Reply George Orwell January 9, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Sorry for asking, who make the cartoon to go with the instruction?

  • Reply Charles Webb January 10, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Where did the cupcake go? Thats amazing too!

  • Reply Wyn Lewis January 12, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    LOUD music so unnecessary.

  • Reply Danibolical 1 January 15, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    I am histamine intolerant and this is one of the best approaches to dealing with the resultant hyperactive immune system that I have found so far. If you follow the norse blood back to the neanderthal / denisovan/ human DNA hybridization that created us north folk, ( and other human variations) the reasons become very clear for this condition.
    Three days of even lackadaisical practice even has made a difference, and I am just on the near side of lukewarm but getting a little colder every day. I used to swim every morning in the six month warmer season on the great lakes in Canada, and sauna and roll in the snow in the other 6 months, and now I realize I became much sicker since that was no longer part of my life.
    Thanks so much Wim. You are a great one. CHEERS!

  • Reply skz stays January 15, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Question: do I need to take a cold shower after this method? And if so,can I just use cold water right away without starting with warm?

  • Reply Pants Arrang February 1, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Wim Hof is super inspiring, but the music back track is painful! It made my ears bleed…

  • Reply Jane Jarve February 3, 2019 at 4:22 am

    This is fascinating! I will try it out – thank you.

  • Reply Nabeel collection February 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    can i start the breathing if i just drink lot of water ??

  • Reply Nabeel collection February 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    can i start the breathing if i just drink lot of water ??

  • Reply C0RKY February 7, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Anyone ever hold their breath at the end a little too aggressively? I had an incident and have been pretty shy about even holding my breath again.. head pressure sensitivity issues.

  • Reply Wandering Nature February 18, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    I love Wim

  • Reply James Wade Vick February 25, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I had to get 8 stitches on my chin because I tried this don’t do it.

  • Reply Ed OrgA March 2, 2019 at 2:05 am


  • Reply Batman March 4, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I force it.

  • Reply Eli Ort March 5, 2019 at 9:22 pm


  • Reply Johan March 7, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Does it really have to be on an empty stomach? I would like to do this like twice a day or even three times a day, but I also have to eat haha.

  • Reply CHOSE March 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

    The first time I did this, I did it in cold water (foolishly – unsafely – I could have drowned myself!). It filled me with euphoria which I mis-attributed to the cold water. I've done the breathing since then (Full breath in, relax, full breath in, relax) and now I know that a few rounds of this makes me feel the euphoria. It's hard not to laugh about it when it's happening, if I'm doing anything else (like watching Wim Hof videos).

  • Reply Permaculturethinking March 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Don't force it…

  • Reply Wilber Chumbes March 12, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Un saludo desde Perú y alguien que enseñe esta técnica en Perú se los agradecería Saludos.

  • Reply Clem O March 18, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Hey ! How many times a day can you do the breathing ?

  • Reply Roman Blecha March 18, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    anyone find the song really addictive too?

  • Reply Niju Mirza March 19, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Best words I heard when Wim Hof says " it is not about competition". We modern human re-learning we can enjoy life without competition. Good work Wim

  • Reply Roberto Arambuena March 21, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Before doing the breathing exercises I've found that doing 2 minutes of the breath of fire, helps to get much better results.

  • Reply F. Miller March 22, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Difícil é ter exposição ao frio morando no Brasil. Kk's

  • Reply Rauf Sahin March 25, 2019 at 1:17 am

    fuck. I love this man so much!!

  • Reply Yahir Villalobos March 25, 2019 at 9:29 am

    I swear it works

  • Reply Abel Compean March 25, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Can this breathing help cure candida overgrowth

  • Reply Advan Selimi March 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Do you know how i know that you are a fraud?, Becouse in the beginning you said dont force anything and then you wanted to prepare us for the breathing technicue which is some kind of forcing. You should be in jail for mis informing people and putting their health and sanity in danger.

  • Reply That British Vlogger March 28, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I have started feeling my heart being occasionally 'uncomfortable', it started at the same time as I started wim hof, but also it was the same time that I tried a four day fast. I still get these weird feelings even though the fast was a while ago, but continued to do the wim hof breathing and brief cold showers. Not sure which initiated it, but it seems that one of them did.

  • Reply Jay You April 2, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Hard to explain but should I feel a pulsating tingling almost electric feeling in my chest and upper body?

  • Reply Márcio April 3, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Someone clearly died hahahah

  • Reply Skye Fochler April 6, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I'm going Into the Pacific right fucking now. I can't explain it but I just have to do this no matter what.

  • Reply Skye Fochler April 6, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    I love you. Thank you so much sir. You allow me to be able to make an impact.

  • Reply Skye Fochler April 6, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    I need to know the pain. I personally recycle mine. But how did it affect your endeavors or decision making concepts when doing these techniques?

  • Reply Edd Briz April 12, 2019 at 8:45 am

    🇲🇽greetings master Win Hof

  • Reply Alberto Haber Flores April 14, 2019 at 12:30 am

    How could this method affect learning? @wim hoff

  • Reply Mr. Unknown April 18, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Question from a 40+ Year smoker that is now not overweight but is quitting smoking to venture into the Beautiful world of Wim Hof, What along with quitting can I do to detox the Body of Tar & Nicotine and when it would be safe to dive in to the Method and begin my Journey?

  • Reply EL CUARTO MAGICO DE SARA April 19, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Hola Win, te recuerdo de mi niñez en España, en el rio de Rosinos, ahora te sigo, gracias a tus métodos estoy logrando conectar y vivir. Un abrazo fuerte.

  • Reply Wow Fury April 20, 2019 at 10:46 am

    so guy iw anted to ask when u're about to take a cold shower do you directly jump into the chilling cold water or do you use some hot water to warm first and then take the cold shower ? thank u 🙂

  • Reply Zack Richard April 26, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Could you guys make a video which explains all of the things to go for on a daily basis?
    Also do you do the breathing before an ice bath?

  • Reply Dragan Seočanac May 8, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Can anyone tell me if this is good, due to oxidation, and the release of free radicals from the body??

  • Reply Eli Elfassy May 18, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I must meet this guy! He is inspiring!

  • Reply Patrick Lehane May 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Wim Hoff is a game changer. Power techniques to transform your physical and emotional health. Used to hate cold showers, now I love them. Amazing guy. Inspirational.

  • Reply Sam Daniele June 8, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    I can see how this would be good for a allready healthy type person (to get in ice water/or whatever it is they're doing)/
    But I think it would verge on dangerous more many others who are allready sick..
    (People who are sick would b the ones who would want to do this// I can't see it helping a frail old lady or someone whose sickly immune system etc. They'd probably get shock cold. It wouldn't b good. It'd be harmful? Especially if they're minds allready on the downward spiral regards to health.

    I dunno – just seems dangerous advice? I could be wrong?

    Just seems like it would only work for those who have the courage to do this type thing anyway. And if u got the courage to do it y probably don't have an issue

  • Reply drexel spivey June 11, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Fuck #wimhof and his racist Gestapo bullying admins. #geraldcaussade. Sad you would associate yourself with racist bullies wim.

  • Reply Gregory larsen June 30, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you again! Can't get enough of the HOF! HUF and Puf and give mother (#$%@&%)….lol….Love you!

  • Reply Vladimir Putin July 21, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I know how he doesn’t feel cold, I think with the breathing technique he paralyzed his body / nervous system, I did this method and after 4 days I did it for 40 minutes and my hands were legit paralyzed for 4 minutes and I felt really crazy

  • Reply potato psoas July 28, 2019 at 1:30 am

    I tried it while driving at it was okay as long as I didn't do too many reps. It really wakes you up and makes you way more aware of your surroundings when driving.

  • Reply Mikhaél Braga Meinke July 28, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I feel some illness early on and before manifesting (due to meditations) my body asks for these breaths and I end up not getting sick.

  • Reply Virendra Singh August 12, 2019 at 9:46 am

    can not drink water???

  • Reply Jezus Wojtyła August 14, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Is reserved balance safe? I'm not sure if that position is good for your back after, can somebody answer?

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