These are extreme examples of the power of meditation techniques and the power of the mind over the physical body. Submersion of the body in ice or icy water is likely to cause hypothermia for the typical person. But Wim Hoff isn’t a typical person.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — The sun beams down on a warm Dutch spring morning, and the Iceman’s students look wary as they watch him dump bag after bag of ice into the tub of water where they will soon be taking a dip.
These are definitely not the kind of meditation techniques you should try at home. There can be severr and permananent damage from frostbite and hypothermia. When the body is under complete control of the mind during this meditation technique, the freezing cold temperatures are processed differently by the brain.