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I was hoping for more information about why Wim’s system works plus more research data. The book was a good read BUT there is so much space devoted to the need to love each other that he sounded like he is now turning into a spiritual guru. I have already been using Wim’s System for about two years so I am really appreciative of his work. There are thousands of gurus on the web preaching about love but there is only one Wim Hof and his great system.
I have been fascinated with Wim and his super human like capability and reputation as the iceman. In this book Wim looks to show that he is just an ordinary person who has just tapped into the body and mind's amazing potential and he provides a 3 part framework for this that anyone can use to also get similar results as he has.
Wim starts with a stories from his childhood and gives an account of his first couple of exposures to cold which almost killed him and completely changed his relationship with the cold.
The book then covers techniques to harness the 3 elements - Cold, Breathing and Mindset. Wim explains his breathing and meditation techniques. The book also has examples of how people have have healed themselves through very challenging health ailments by using the Wim Hof Method.
As an instructional manual, it is not great. Whilst there are useful instructions, some of it is in various places and things like breathing techniques are probably best seen from a video. Ideally someone should use the book and use maybe something like his free mini course, the Wim Hof App and other YouTube videos. The book makes reference to his courses as well which cover his methods in great detail and I know people who have taken those and highly recommend them.
For me, the book really triggered the inspiration and focus to explore and try out some of the techniques. As I write this review, we are in Autumn in the UK with Winter not too far, things like cold exposure are something is not very appealing. However, the book does make it compelling for me to then think about actively incorporating elements of this. Cold exposure is something that the likes of Ben Greenfield and Dave Asprey also actively evangelise so I think it makes sense to do this and there is lots of science to support this.
If you are looking to take your health and mindset to the next level then this is a useful book to explore to inspire and get you to try out the Wim Hof method. Combine it with the other resources Wim provides to help take on this way of thinking and practices to help have better control over the body and mind.
I have been following the Wim Hof Method since August and this book is a fantastic addition to what I have already learnt from the app and the website. If you are interested in self care, then this is a fabulous place to start - it's so simple but the benefits are amazing.
fabulous book.It will change ur life.I was a sceptic,but have followed Wim Hoff for a bit.His new book goes into his method and how it can enrich ur life,and increase ur vitality and health.Hes a charismatic man and the results speak for themselves.Try it.U won't be dissapointed.
Brilliant Book that will change your life. Came across this inspiring man on youtube. At first I thought he was some sort of guru and dismissed the video. A few weeks later decided to give him a chance. That was a good decision and then saw his book on Amazon. Must read if you want to decrease your stress and improve your reaction to stressful situations. Methods to heal repair, cold hands feet immunity etc be in touch with your inner self and ignore your ego. You will definitely improve your thinking and reflection. Thank you for sharing. This book should be prescribed.
I have been interested in the Wim Hof method for a few weeks and have been practicing the breathing and cold showers to good effect. This book explains the method in more detail as well as the science underlying it. Sun's enthusiasm shines through. I wish him all the best and hope his method and philosophy become more mainstream.
I've read a few books on WHM, but this is by far the best. There is so much information out there in Google-Land on Hof and his methods its good to have it distilled here succinctly and simpy through what is essentially his life story. Touching, humorous, informative, thanks Wim....x
As a British student going through the stresses of the education system, Wim has been my mentor. I discovered him early this year and not a day has gone by so far where I don’t start my day feeling inspired to be alive. I just love how simple and bare bones this man and his method is. I see my classmates struggling with their mental health every day and it makes me wonder why Wim isn’t even given the light of day. This book is worth every penny. Thank you Mr Hof you’re a living legend!