Except for some fruit, we do not eat during the workshop, which makes the exercises work better. Tip: have a good breakfast.
How to prepare
If you wish, you can prepare yourself for your ice bath by routinely rinsing yourself off with cold water. You can do this after your usual warm shower, if you want. Build up the cold shower period over time, until you can shower cold for 90 seconds.
Before you set your tap to cold, however, breathe in and out, 10 times, deeply and calmly. Focus your attention inside, where it is warm. Trust your body. As soon as the cold water touches your skin, it triggers a fright/fight/flight response. Your breathing speeds up, your heart rate increases, and your mind tells you to get away fast. Now, it’s all about relaxing and quieting down your breathing. This is where the magic begins …