Thursday, June 9, 2011

Need a wetsuit?

Need a wetsuit?

No!  Not if you are Wim Hoff, The Iceman.

Wim can resist cold very well - check out the video on this link - he could dive with no suit.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2735127/wim_hof_ran_is_an_extraordinary_person_iceman/


Actually he has dived with no suit and set a record for under ice diving:
 


How does he do it?

He uses an ancient Tibetan Yoga art (tummo) where one can generate heat thus remaining warm despite exposure. The cold would obviously kick in a massive dive response but this would draw blood away from limbs and frost bite would ensue.

Perhaps this winter I will sell my heater, switch off my geyser and learn tummo.

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