Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
-New Breathwork Protocol For Deep Relaxation
I recently had a whirlwind tour of Cairo and Dubai, where I spoke on biohacking, anti-aging, fitness, recovery, sleep, and much more. On my long flight home (a 6-hour flight, Dubai to Amsterdam, and a 10-hour flight, Amsterdam to Seattle), I experimented with a new relaxation and sleep breathwork protocol designed by my friend “The Renegade Pharmacist” Niraj Naldik, who I first interviewed here.
The relaxation routine is based on something very similar to the “4-8” breathwork pattern that Dr. Andrew Weil and I discussed when I interviewed him here. It was, in a word, incredible to have a choreographed breathwork routine for sleep and relaxation, along with some deep relaxation music created by Niraj to experiment with on the plane, and it worked like a charm to knock me out on both flights. (The only sleep “drug” I had on me was Valerian Root—no Valium, CBD, or anything else!)
Anyways, you can tap into Niraj's entire breathwork course by clicking here—where you'll get a 22 minutes guided SOMA Meditation to use at the start of the day for more energy, motivation, clarity, and focus and 11 minutes guided SOMA Meditation to use at the end of the day to deeply relax in minutes and have a rejuvenating sleep. You can also click here for Niraj's 21-day breathwork course that includes a holotropic breathwork routine that gets you the effects of LSD, sans LSD. It's pretty amazing what you can do for free with your own “prana.” Enjoy.
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For the second episode of the BGF Recovery Mini Series, I want to take you through my Cold Thermogenesis routine. By now, you probably know that you should be getting some kind of extreme cold exposure. With benefits from fat loss to muscle recovery, getting cold is one of the simplest ways to improve your overall health. Cold therapy can also be one of the best ways to reduce soreness and inflammation caused by exercise and overuse. (Click the link in my bio for my various podcasts and articles discussing the many benefits of Cold Thermogenesis) Whether it's an ice bath, Cryo chamber or even just a cold shower, check out the video to learn the best techniques for surviving the cold! What's your favorite way to get cold?
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Hanging upside down like a bat may not seem like a stress-relieving or relaxing activity, but I personally hang from a yoga trapeze for about 5-10 minutes several times per week, especially after a long bike ride or run, and the “drainage” effect is amazing. Heavy, swollen feet and legs almost instantly become lighter and less swollen—and the inversion effect even works nicely after a long day of standing workstation use. Inversion has been shown to assist with lymph fluid circulation, back pain, blood flow and circulation, and spinal or hip misalignment from high impact workouts.Of course, you don’t have to have an inversion table or yoga trapeze to invert. For example, if you go for a long run, you can follow the simple rule of elevating your legs above your head by propping yourself up against a wall—and keep those legs elevated for at least 1 minute for every mile you’ve run.Do you ever get inverted?
Posted by Ben Greenfield Fitness on Monday, November 11, 2019
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