The name Tummo came from an ancient breathwork technique practiced by Tibetan monks in the Himalayas. Tummo translated means “inner fire”. The Tummo breath technique practiced by monks would create an intense inner body heat. They would have competitions outside in the snow and wet blankets would be draped over their bodies, and they would see who could dry them first as the snow melted around them!
What are the pillars to a healthy and strong body and mind?
In western societies, we realize the importance of exercise and nutrition, but so often neglect our breathing and sleep patterns.
Improper breathing patterns lead to hypoxia in the body (lack of oxygen). This is bad.
Yes, breathing in different patterns really can influence our body weight and overall health. Yes, how we breathe really does affect the size and function of our lungs. Yes, breathing allows us to hack into our own nervous system, control our immune system, and restore our health. Yes, changing how we breathe will help us live longer.
No matter what we eat, how much we exercise, how resilient our genes are, how skinny of young or wise we are — none of it will matter unless we’re breathing correctly. That’s what these researchers discovered. The missing pillar in health is breath. It all starts there.
Breathwork offered at Tummo
By now many people have heard of Wim Hof – the Iceman, holding 26 world records including climbing to an altitude of 7,200 metres (23,600 ft) on Mount Everest wearing nothing but shorts and shoes. His work with celebrities and elite athletes around the world has brought him into the mainstream market.
Wim Hof method benefits
boosting your immune system.
improving your mental well-being.
increasing your energy.
managing some fibromyalgia symptoms.
relieving some symptoms of depression.
The results showed how the techniques of the Wim Hof Method seemed to evoke a controlled stress response. This response is characterized by sympathetic nervous system activation, which seems to attenuate the innate immune system. Here, Wim Hof proved he was able to influence his autonomic nervous system.
Founded by Niraj Naik, good friend of Wim Hof and leading breathwork expert worldwide
Where the Wim Hof method stimulates more the sympathetic nervous system, soma breathwork activates more of the parasympathetic nervous system. Both have benefits.
The Wim Hof method will drive oxygen deep into parts of the body that don’t normally receive it, offering fantastic benefits for your physical health and many mental well-being benefits as well, whereas SOMA breathwork will have an even more powerful response on your mental and emotional well-being. SOMA breathwork is the number one technique for fighting anxiety and depression.
Benefits of SOMA breathwork:
More efficient at using oxygen
Better tolerance for carbon dioxide
Increased mind-body connection
Increased cardiovascular health: more stamina, endurance, better fitness
Balance your nervous system
Deep state of meditation
Mind reprogramming and self hypnosis: install new beliefs and become your best self effortlessly
Mental and physical resilience
Calmer, clearer mind: Better judgement and decision making
Awaken to your soul’s purpose and authentic self
Increased confidence and self esteem
Emotional processing and release
Talk to one of our Williamsville breathwork coaches to see which method is best for you!
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