Cold showers and cold plunges are widely spoken about in the world of wellness, but are they really worth the pain and discomfort theyput you through? In this episode of the Align podcast, I dive into cold- exposure therapy–why it’s essential for optimizing your life, and how to do it properly to ensure you are reaping the full benefits. I also give you a deep explanation on brown adipose tissue, what it is and where it comes from, and the science-backed benefits of Wim Hof-style breathing techniques.
What you’ll learn:
Wim Hof breathing techniques The science behind holding your exhales The benefits of cold-exposure therapy Why you want more brown adipose tissue Why you need to place good stress on your body regularly How to easily set up a cold plunge at home How to perform a cold plunge for the greatest results
Links discussed in this episode:
Wim Hof: Inner Fire, Reversing Disease, Breathing
7-Minute Guided Breath-Work and Meditation