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Mind-body connection

Your mind-body connection is essential for your well-being. With a solid mind-body connection you are better able to manage your feelings, and face difficulties. Unfortunately, many people are unable to control their mind-body connection, and as a result face mental health issues, such as stress and anxiety. When these become chronic, they are a danger to your health. You can overcome these issues easily with the Wim Hof Method. By practicing his scientifically underpinned method, you can strengthen your mind-body connection. People who have practiced the method report that their mind-body connection has significantly improved. They feel stronger, happier, healthier, and they feel a huge boost in concentration. With a combination of breathing exercises, meditation, and exposure to cold, you will feel better. The exercises help people utilize the power of their mind and enables them to control their nervous system and immune response. You can experience the power of the Wim Hof Method yourself by following our free Wim Hof Method mini-class.

Increase your mind-body connection

Mental health issues can develop through an accumulation of small events, like routinely sitting in traffic jams or high-stress levels at work. When these issues get bigger, or when multiple small issues pile up, the likelihood that they will negatively impact your health dramatically increases. To prevent this, there are several things you can do. Below are some simple things you can do to help you increase your mind-body connection.

Focus on your breath One of the simplest but also one of the most fundamental techniques is focusing on your breath. It has been scientifically proven that breathing exercises stimulate the mind-body connection, and reduce stress. Simply close your eyes, take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and repeat. Try to do this a few times a day, and you will experience the impact it has on your mental health.

Stretch it out Stretching is a great exercise to reconnect with the sensations in your body. When we are facing a lot of stress, we fail to realize how stress can negatively affect our bodies. For example, manifesting itself through tight shoulders or clenched jaws. Take the time to stretch your body, and release the tension. Even in a busy meeting, you can take a quick shoulder roll, and immediately feel the reduction in muscle tension.

Hydration As a result of our busy lives, we can easily forget about basic needs like hydration. It is very important to stay hydrated and drink enough water to dispose our bodily waste. Carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go, and sip water during the day.

Mental and physical exercises You can enhance your mind-body connection yourself by regularly performing mental and physical exercises. For instance, even meditating for just a few minutes a day improves your memory, mood, focus, and sleep. In addition, you can improve your physical strength and flexibility by practicing yoga. Yoga is good for your overall health and also stimulates the mind-body connection. When you exercise regularly, you quickly notice improvements.

Increase Your Mind-Body Connection

Find relief from an autoimmune disease with the Wim Hof Method

Wim Hof has shown that he is capable of achieving extraordinary things by controlling his mind and body. The Wim Hof Method can be characterized as cold therapy combined with breathing exercises and meditation. The cold has a positive influence on the mind, and helps improve your sleep. When you are doing breathing exercises and meditation, you are connecting with your body, which helps you release stress. Wim Hof is convinced that everybody can take control over his or her body. Used in the right way, the Wim Hof Method is a very powerful technique, and it can boost your immune system.

Practice the Wim Hof Method


With our step-by-step video course, you will learn how to improve your mind-body connection by using our method. Wim Hof himself teaches you his scientifically underpinned method in a way that’s easy to follow. With the help of interactive videos and powerful exercises, he guides you to a healthier mind-body connection. The video course is available in English, with subtitles in Spanish, French, German and Dutch. You can start practicing the Wim Hof Method today from the comforts of your own home!

You can watch some testimonials from people who already use the Wim Hof Method here.

The three pillars


The Wim Hof Method consists of three pillars: exposure to cold, focus or meditation, and breathing exercises. With the combination of these three pillars you can influence your body and mental health in a positive way. Thousands of people are already experiencing health improvements by following Wim’s method. Further, many scientific studies have shown the beneficial effects of the method on the body and on mental health. Start and improve yourself today!

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Wim Hof Method References

Wim Hof Method is assesed on average with an 9.5 out of 10 based on 2147 experiences written by participants

Tineke, Testimonial Wim Hof
Tineke, The Netherlands
I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I love Wim’s purity. His coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more...
Albert, Testimonial Wim Hof
Albert, The Netherlands
For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs. My goal is to completely stop the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after finishing the video course.
Aivar, Testimonial Wim Hof
Aivar, Estonia
I am 52 years old, and after 10 weeks of the Wim Hof Method I am in the best shape I have ever been. I did 30 push-ups as a test before I started the course, and when I finished I did 100 push-ups for the first time in my life. The Wim Hof Method gives you a good mood, it’s addictive!
Monic, Testimonial Wim Hof
Monic, The Netherlands
It’s only been 4 weeks since I started, but the results are remarkable! Thank you from the heart for changing my life, my health, and my understanding about my own power and the influence I have on this. I’m looking forward to a nice cold winter in the Netherlands.
Mino, Testimonial Wim Hof
Mino, Germany
Learning Wim’s method is like studying from one of nature’s best students. My life long fear of cold is history. I now fully enjoy cold immersions, but the benefits are not limited to cold. I am now a better person and a happier being. I smile when facing life challenges.
Gregor Testimonial Wim Hof
Gregor
After 8 months of daily Hoffing, puffing and cold showers I can claim to be cured of my 5 year burnout. Not having had a single cold or flu, my sore knee is working perfectly again, which was very painful the last 2 years. It is like a miracle, and I’m really grateful that our paths crossed.
Franco, Testimonial Wim Hof
Franco, USA
Wim I hope to train with you someday. I love to jump into that cold water and climb that mountain with you. Your method has truly helped me with psoriatic arthritis. I am no longer taking Humira injections for my symptoms. I am controlling it with breathing, cold showers and ice baths.
Matthew, Testimonial Wim Hof
Matthew, Australia
I would have paid $10,000 for this, but that would not be enough because this has changed my life. I feel like I have taken Valium yet am supercharged. As a clinical psychologist my days can be very stressful. There is a stillness inside me now, and what I am really amazed by is the peace lasts.
Per Kristian, Testimonial Wim Hof
Per Kristian, United Kingdom
After 3 weeks of daily practicing my medication (Naproxen) for long-standing sciatica has been cut by 80%, and my arm pain and 'pins and needles' following a neck injury 50 years ago has been halved!
Arthur, Testimonial Wim Hof
Arthur, USA
I got anxiety 2+ years ago, and have had panic attacks every day since. Medicine helped a little. I came across your videos and started to walk my 2 miles a day in only a t-shirt at 20F degrees. Within 2 weeks my anxiety went away! I found it to be a miracle.
James, Testimonial Wim Hof
James, USA
I’ve had astonishing results battling addiction with the Wim Hof Method. It has saved my life and is the only thing that worked on getting clean and healthy. I go ahead and get my suffering over with in the cold showers, so I don't have to suffer throughout the day. Pretty good trade to...
Georg, Testimonial Wim Hof
Georg, Germany
Cardiac and respiratory arrest began my life. Heart defect and cleft palate pushed diseases. Depression, lack of self-efficacy, and post traumatic stress disorder followed. The Wim Hof Method frees me: I am twenty-nine years old, and I love to live. Thank you!
Grant, Testimonial Wim Hof
Grant, Australia
I was born with Spina Bifida, and was told I would end up in a wheelchair. After incorporating the Wim Hof Method into my daily life I have begun to see results in my pain levels and athleticism. I am no longer looking down the barrel of becoming a paraplegic, and I attribute that in part to the...
Raúl, Testimonial Wim Hof
Raúl, The Netherlands
From the 90s to 2012 I developed hayfever symptoms and had to take daily medications in order to cope. The effect of these medications only lasted for several hours. By using the Wim Hof Method training daily, my body has conquered hayfever symptoms since 2013.
Benjamin Testimonial Wim Hof
Benjamin
I started the Wim Hof method in October of 2018, and now the holes I had in my brain are gone. My neurosurgeon was so impressed by the scans that he told me I don't have to come back anymore. I take this as proof that this method works to regenerate brain tissue.