Dutchman Wim Hof did not feel the cold
to David Blaine is very far from Dutchman Wim Hof, who does not feel the cold. For all that his body does not suffer from the cold, even in the most extreme conditions. Well, for example, he did not just conquered the mountain tops in his shorts, or lay a long time in the ice.
When the tests are carried out by doctors, it became clear that no changes his body is not exposed. He seemed to be insensitive to cold. Scientists can not explain it, but Wim Hof and more surprises people, normal feeling in conditions that any other man would have been fatal.
Yoga is commonly associated with India, heat ... But the 52-year-old Dutchman Wim Hof is famous for the fact that practicing yoga is not at a comfortable mat, and on the ice, while being almost naked, but absolutely calm. For this he was nicknamed "polar explorers."
Hof eight times I set a world record, keeping the temperature below zero. Two years ago, he participated in the half marathon in Finland and ran 22 km on the 20-degree cold in shorts. In 2008 the Dutch spent 73 minutes and 48 seconds under the ice-cold water in the hole.
His friend, the photographer Henny Bugert with which they met over 25 years ago, soctavil report about all the "exploits" of Hoof. He says "Polar Explorers" often seen in winter in Amsterdam parks, sitting in the midst of frozen lakes, where it is engaged in yoga or reading a book.
The two friends also swam together on glaciers in Antarctica and sat in a huge freezer, playing chess. "I was not able to win a game of chess, it is not my game - says Bugert. - I just tried hard not to freeze to death. "
But, fortunately, in their life reigns not only a cold. They travel in warm countries - for example, in Miami - where Hof teaches people own engineering control over body and mind. "Wim trains his body from an early age, and he firmly believed in the triumph of mind over matter," - adds Bugert.