I enrolled in the 10-week Wim Hof Method video course two weeks ago. Before enrolling in this course, I did traditional pranayama every morning. For the past two weeks I have been doing Wim Hof's breathing methods.
I was already ahead of his cold exposure schedule when I enrolled in the course. Using the Hof method of breathing as a preparation, I have gradually increased to 6 minute long cold showers. I am gradually increasing this to 10 minutes.
Today I decided to test my tolerance of a 60 ℉ (16 ℃) cold water plunge on a 45 ℉ (7 ℃) morning in typical desert dry air (which draws a lot of heat from the body via evaporation).
This is no spectacular feat but it is a step towards the goal of bath in ice water, which is coming up in a few weeks. I felt I could have stayed in longer but I wanted to be conservative on my first attempt so as to keep a positive experience and excitement.