The Man who doesn’t feel cold.

Posted: July 17, 2009 in Amazing
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Name: Wim Hof

Story: Wim Hof (born April 20, 1959, Sittard) is a Dutch man, commonly nicknamed Iceman. He holds nine world records including a world record for longest ice bath. In 2007, he attempted, but failed, to climb Mount Everest wearing nothing but shorts. Wim broke his previous world record by staying for 1 hour 13 minutes and 48 seconds immersed in ice at Guinness World Records 2008. The night before, he performed the act on the Today Show. Dr. Kenneth Kamler monitored the event to explain the effects of using the Tantric practice Tummo to control your body temperature. Tummo has been practiced by Yogi Monks in Tibet. Apparently Wim is the only known non-monk to have mastered Tummo. Wim describes his ability to withstand extreme cold temperatures as being able to turn his own thermostat up by using his brain.

Wim Hof recently broke the ice endurance record by standing fully immersed in ice for 1 hour and 31 minutes in Lelystad in May 2008.In February 2009, Wim Hof reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in his shorts within 2 days. It took him only another 2 days to climb down.His next challenge will be to do a marathon of 50 kilometers above the polar circle filmed by English from firecracker films, who work for both BBC and National Geographic.

My Take: This Dutchman has achieved some unbelievable yet marvelous feats. He has got a number of world records registered by his name. Apparently no one but only himself breaks the records. You can read about him on Wikipedia. He has got a website of his own . Also about Tummo, it’s an ancient meditation technique which is about 1000 years old. You can read about it in the book “How to Meditate” by Lama Yeshe.

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