Wim Hof Breathing Method


Seventy percent of toxins leave your body through your breath.  

  1. Get comfortable.

Sit in a meditation posture, whatever is most comfortable for you.  Make sure you can expand your lungs freely without feeling any constriction.  It is recommended to do this right after waking up since your stomach is still empty or before a meal.

  1. 30 Power Breaths

Imagine you’re blowing up a balloon.  Inhale through the nose or mouth and exhale through the mouth in short but powerful bursts.  Keep a steady pace and use your midriff fully.  Close your eyes and do this around 30 times.  Symptoms could be light-headedness, tingling sensations in the body.

  1. The Hold

After the 30 rapid succession of breath cycles, draw the breath in once more and fill the lungs to maximum capacity without using any force.  Then let the air out and hold for as long as you can without force.  Hold the breath until you experience the grasp reflex.

  1. Recovery Breath

Inhale to full capacity.  Feel you chest expanding.  When you are at full capacity, hold the breath for around 10 seconds and this will be round one.  The breathing exercise can be repeated 3 rounds after each other.

  1. Relax

After having completed the breathing exercise take your time to enjoy the feeling afterward.  This feeling will be more and more like a meditation.

When you start doing these exercises we recommend to take your time recovering from the breathing exercise. 


  • 30 times balloon blowing
  • Breathe in fully
  • Breath out without force and hold until gasp reflex
  • Inhale fully and hold for 10 seconds
  • Repeat until finished and recover from the breathing exercise.

Wim Hof Breathing Method video