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Chappy Jennings Army

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Altered States...
« on: July 23, 2015, 11:45:21 PM »

So some random bald guy posted about Wim Hof recently. I am very intrigued.

Mr. Hof has many world records. He is heavy into yoga and altering and controlling his body state which includes the ability to hold his breath for extreme periods of time in conditions that normally would result in death. He has mastered Fire Breathing in which he can control his body temperature.

Mr. Hof recently ran a marathon distance in Finland above the Arctic circle. In shorts and running sandals. He did not train at all by running. The only thing he did was yoga and condition his body and mind to the extreme cold.

This is his underwater immersion and breath hold.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ML0HIS0LqQ

Any thoughts on this ability?

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9AMdp

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Re: Altered States...
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 07:26:24 AM »

Clearly a Bene Gesserit,
but the male thing is a little problematic. 

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Re: Altered States...
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 09:36:40 AM »

Funny that there are not more females who take part in torturous stunts.

The spice must flow!
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Re: Altered States...
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 08:23:58 AM »

Wow. I dont really know what to say. Its amazing.

I know through chi, buddhist and shaolin monks are able to do some amazing things, so its not shocking really. All martial arts are rooted in Kung Fu and Kung Fu comes from a yoga style brought from India by the bodhidharma to fend off wild animals, but they would all do similar training with chi (or prana in yoga talk) and they could go without eating for long periods, and endure all sorts of painful / uncomfortable conditions. Buddhists monks would drench themselves in cold water and then go out in blizzard conditions and meditate for days at a time and actually bring their body temperatures up to sustain warmth. Their bodies would emit steam like FL asphalt after a storm passes.
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Re: Altered States...
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 02:53:55 AM »

Everything you are saying is dead on.

Wim borrowed a breathing style that is similar to Tummo and able to produce the inner fire level. Ever see Tummo Yoga? Well, what they let us Westerners see? Very abrupt and not flowing like the other methods.

Anyway, the video is of Wim conditioning himself to the cold. He is able to keep his core temperature at a steady level for a period of time. Just like jt spoke about. Amazing what the mind can do.
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Re: Altered States...
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 07:10:36 AM »

Thanks for showing us this, I am into this sort of thing. Mind over matter.
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Re: Altered States...
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 09:49:40 AM »

Although I am a certified weasel compared to Mr. Hof or a Jamie Sterling; I am trying to improve. Another thing I have gathered that he is trying to do is train himself to be calm. I guess when people get into a bad situation, there body tenses up and they lose mental focus. That is what leads to their demise.
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Re: Altered States...
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 11:34:49 AM »

through patience and deep meditation
I have made peace with
my inner weasel
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Re: Altered States...
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 09:35:34 AM »

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