Cold Plunge Progress

The last two weeks during my stress-recovery ritual at the Banya (a Russian Bathhouse in Bayview), I pushed my time in the 46 F° cold plunge to 5 minutes (from a 1 minute max 2 months ago) and used my own modified tibetan breath work called Tummohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tummo to push heat into my central channel, letting my limbs go numb and nearly cramp, while the rest of my body was warmed, and my amygdala or fight/flight response was completely still.

Before entering the cold plunge I also took my meditative practice of Tibetan archetypal invocation off the cushion and invoked pure red and orange warrior energy to carry me through the exercise.

The last 75 seconds I carried myself with this mantra:

I can. I will. I must.

I can. I will. I must.

I can. I will. I must.

Powerful stuff.

There is a fire burning inside me.

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