Breathing, Cold Exposure, and Mindfulness with Níall Ó Murchú

Níall Ó Murchú is a wellness expert with over 20 years of experience. He teaches people all over the world how to use breathing, the cold, and nature to feel calm, reduce stress, improve their health, and much more.

Níall also works with clients around the world to improve the wellness of their customers and staff, using scientifically proven methods to enhance their health and happiness.

He is a certified Level 3 Wim Hof Method instructor – the highest level of expertise one can attain – and a former international athlete. His previous book, The Blissful Breath, helped readers harness the power of their breath to heal their bodies and minds with just 10 minutes of practice a day.

His new book, The Power of Cold: How to Embrace the Cold and Change Your Life, explores how we can use the cold to release tension and anxiety, deal with everyday pressures such as stress, grief, and fear, and ultimately make us whole again.


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02:53 When did embracing nature and the cold become a part of Níall’s life?

05:09 Learning to appreciate cold water

13:21 Learning how to breathe and meditate

15:58 Wim Hof: his methods and who he is

24:34 Some of the scientific benefits of cold water exposure

35:17 The benefits of surrendering to the cold

39:10 What does cold water exposure do at a neurological or mental level?

49:43 How cold water exposure is good for curing as well as prevention

56:57 When is a good age to introduce younger children to the cold?

59:53 How to shift your attention to your breath

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