Posted: January 26th, 2008
Mystic Fire

On this day, Wim Hof — master of the Tibetan tantric practice of tumo, the ability to control the temperature of the body — broke his world record by staying immersed in an ice bath for one hour and 12 minutes. He was monitored by Dr. Kenneth Kamler, an expert in high-altitude medicine. Dr. Kamler elaborates on the psychological processes at play, and discusses them with Wim Hof. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.


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