The extra freedom in not wearing a coat or worrying about the weather increased my happiness a bit. I live in Amsterdam, so the weather can be meh, but not anymore! :D
Reading the article I notice it says that you release opioids. I figured something like this was happening because the WHM is my go to 'drug' for DnB parties.
I eventually figured out it was silently making me miserable, as my core temperature would slowly drop as I lose heat from my legs & head, and my glycogen stores deplete.
I could slowly & silently endure subzero temperatures, for many hours or even days. Or I could take the time to remember to put on long johns, and be warm and happy.
For me, I got the idea of the breathing on day 2 and really integrated it on day 3 and day 4. I think what also really helped is being in a group who's commited for more than one day. If you happen to live in The Netherlands, I would be willing to train with you for 2 days. I haven't done it seriously for a long time (other than DnB parties, don't ask).
Edit: oh wait, it was 4 days (can't edit my parent comment). Memory got the better of me, it was like 5 years ago or something (or 4 or 6, definitely not 8).
Are you saying the effects lasted without practicing?
Also, how did you do with cold before the training? My preferred temperature is 30C or more. Below I feel cold. Makes me wonder if some people have more talent/predisposition for the method than others.
I have personally tried the Wim Hof method but I can't get used to cold showers during winter.
Also for the record WSU in Google brings up Wayne State as the first thing for me, but perhaps that's because I'm in Michigan.
https://raymaor.com/ for initiation weeks. He's proven the method under TV surveillance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVXxEaYRhrI and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSlM8PYih7o
Plus, the movie "IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS LIGHT" features other protagonists such as Yogi Prahlad Jani who have proven the method under full medical surveillance.
It's a fairly easy test, and these people lose weight in controlled conditions.
It's plenty sunny in South Sudan and they're starving right now. Maybe they're not doing it right.
So just start collecting funds and make a suggestion for a protocol/contract. Let's put our actions where our mouths are. Let's do this. My email is in this thread and should be in my profile as well. I'm waiting...
It's enough evidence for me that billions of people have died from starvation, including people from all nations, religions, and races. Pretty much all of them were strongly opposed to dying and would've loved to learn one weird trick to remain living.
Thankfully, there's no money in peddling such garbage to people who actually struggle to obtain enough food. That would be truly evil. Selling $2000+ "Pranic Living Workshops" to new-agey first worlders is mostly harmless old-fashioned scamming, though the occasional mark does starve themselves to death now and then.
PS: As recently as 1996 - 2015 there was a million dollar bounty for demonstrating this could work. It was not collected.
> As recently as 1996 - 2015 there was a million dollar bounty for demonstrating this could work. It was not collected.
Source? (I am willing to take a plane tomorrow to demonstrate that right away, just tell me who to contact.)
I am not going to dig that far into this but read https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/breatharians/ as a starting point.
At 9000kcal/kg, each kg of fat will feed you for 3-5 days, depending on your metabolism. This means you only need 8-13kg of fat and an admirable dose of willpower to last this long.
A minimal test of pranism as described would need to be of similar length so weight loss is visible, without showing weight loss. A true test would need to be 2-3 times as long.
The fact that you've done it a week or so proves nothing. You'd hardly notice the weight loss.