Kasper van der Meulen - Movement, Learning, Cold Training (Wim Hof), and Meditation

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Kasper van der Meulen is an author and lifestyle adventurer. He went from being overweight, burnt out and unhappy, to developing superhuman focus, fitness, and personal freedom. He put himself through numerous experiments and challenges. He optimized his lifestyle, conquered the cold, ran ultramarathons on his bare feet, tested countless diets, read a ton of scientific literature and explored as many esoteric practices he could find. With over ten thousand hours of experience in teaching science, self-mastery and innovation, he decided to demystify and methodize these principles in a fun and bite-sized manner. As a final test of his focus, he wrote his book within 30 days, so that he would have to practice everything he preaches. 

His book “MindLift - Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind” became an Amazon best seller. Kasper now travels the world on a mission to teach others to be the healthiest, happiest and strongest version of themselves through transformative experiences and down-to-earth scientific understanding. He is the head-teacher of the Wim Hof Method Academy, he runs experiential retreats in extreme nature and he trains elite performers and professional athletes. All while keeping a playful and creative approach to self-optimisation.

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  • MIND
    • Meditation & awareness
    • The difference in running meditation and sitting meditation.
    • Mindset around winning
    • Using breathing as a tool for athletic performance
    • Heart rate variability
    • Cold training
    • "80% of the brain is devoted to working with gravity.”
    • Fasting
    • 3-4 hour runs while fasted
    • Playing with breathing as an athletic tool
    • Ketosis
    • Lymphatic system movement
    • How your intention determines your physiology
    • Brown Fat
      • What it is and the effects of utilizing it as a fuel source
      • How to burn brown fat more
    • Simple things to improve focus and learning
      • Stand up or put feet up…improve circulation
      • Gum, drawing, doodling
    • Sensory deprivation
    • When the body is most creative
    • Create silence, scan and explore self.





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