Epic Friday Time :)
Hope you are having an amazing week !
Some very cool stuff happening this weekend !! Just in case you do not have plans I wanted to send a link with the -
Top Things Happening In Calgary this Weekend....
Wim Hof (born 20 April 1959) is a Dutchman, commonly nicknamed "The Iceman" for his ability to withstand extreme cold, which he attributes to exposure to cold, meditation and breathing techniques (similar to the Tibetan technique Tummo). Wim has set out to spread the potential health benefits of his breathing techniques, working closely with scientists around the world to prove that his techniques work. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America claims that by consciously hyperventilating, Wim can increase his heart rate, adrenaline levels and blood alkalinity. Whatever you may think of him or his methods -- the guy is doing some very cool stuff with scientific minds watching.
Book I am Reading: Wherever You Go, There You Are
In his follow-up to Full Catastrophe Living--a book in which he presented basic meditation techniques as a way of reducing stress and healing from illness--here Jon Kabat-Zinn goes much more deeply into the practice of meditation for its own sake. To Kabat-Zinn, meditation is important because it brings about a state of "mindfulness," a condition of "being" rather than "doing" during which you pay attention to the moment rather than the past, the future, or the multitudinous distractions of modern life. In brief, rather poetic chapters, he describes different meditative practices and what they can do for the practitioner. The idea that meditation is "spiritual" is often confusing to people, Kabat-Zinn writes; he prefers to think of it as what you might call a workout for your consciousness. This book makes learning meditation remarkably easy (although practicing it is not).
"What I am capable of, anyone can learn" ---Wim Hof
That's the EPIC FRIDAY update - as always have an amazing weekend and if you need anything I am around and working all weekend!