- “The Wrestler” [exercise]
- “Wim Hof Breathing” [exercise]
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Breathing Techniques for High Energy And Mood
We all know these energy dips that can occur. But do you know that there are actually very simple breathing techniques that can re-energize your body in a matter of minutes?
Today we are going to have a look at two of those and in this week’s episode, I even walk you through how you can do these step-by-step.
The quick energizer
If you feel that you have a small dip in your energy levels that you want to compensate for, the WRESTLER is a good option for you. It will leave you with more energy, strength, and confidence and is a good thing that you can use before going into an important meeting or any other kind of situation that you need the highest possible short term energy.
It will not last forever, but it will get you starting and once you are all in the flow will carry you through.
The power charger
What we are talking about here is a technique that is also known as the Wim Hof breathing technique. Essentially what you do is a controlled version of hyperventilation that ends up holding your breath for 1-2 minutes. As a result, our body reacts with an adrenaline rush leaving us with additional energy.
To give you a better idea of how this works you can follow the following steps
#1 30 x quick and deep in- and exhale
#2 breath out (without pressure) and keep your breath for 1-2 minutes
#3 breathe in fully and hold your breath 15 seconds
#4 repeat 3 times in total
As it is a little bit abstract to implement a technique like this by walking through the above steps I recommend looking at the Wim Hof introduction video that will walk you through the exact steps in a video.
In addition to that, you can also listen to this week’s podcast where I walk you through the exact steps too.
Doing the wrestler is a thing that anybody can do nearly anywhere. Especially if you need a quick power boost before entering an important meeting or situation and you want to get started right.
The Wim Hof method takes longer to perform, takes more effort and I would recommend that you only do this if you are feeling healthy. That said – the practice is far more powerful and goes much deeper than the wrestler possibly could.
Even though I personally use both on occasion and I find them to be very useful I will state that they do not replace the need for a deep and resting sleep.
Take care and have a superb sleep