ICE SWIM | Feeling the power from the cold

Published on Oct 31, 2018

The winter is here again, and this time I wanted to prepare myself for this 6 cold months to come. This winter I want to feel the cold as a source of power, and not the opposite. I thought that taking a little swim in the ice cold water is the best way to start this winter, to really get into the very core of how cold feels like. Almost like a ritual. The ice swim become a symbol for not letting the cold take control of me.

And it’s a way of testing myself. It’s a strange feeling to do something when my whole body tells me to not do it.

This is something I will try to do regularly during this winter. Because taking a ice swim really has the most amazing effect on our body and mind. I have never, ever felt so full of live as the two times I have taken a swim in ice cold water. It’s like giving your body a power start.

11 thoughts on “ICE SWIM | Feeling the power from the cold

    1. HA-HA-HA……I am ready for winter….will be shoveling snow tomorrow….but, am not ready to take an ice swim….looked more like an ice bath….Thank you Galen! 🙂

  1. Wow! I’m numb from my chest down watching her.

    galen, nuts is right! People die from cold like this. Now she’ll go home to her heated home where she ought to be.

    Beautiful country though.

    1. Years ago, actually decades, I used to sit in the sauna, get really heated through, and then jump into to what was called “The Swedish Plunge.” Holey Moley!! Made your heart stop. ‘Tween 40 and 50 degrees. But it certainly brought you back, fully energized into the present. Those days are gone. These winters I have my heating pad. Sissy, I guess.


  2. Believe it or not I almost joined the Polar Bear Club on a Long Island beach…they’d be on the beach with temps in the 20s near NYC and then go into the water then come out into frigid temps. Oh, and you went in naked… which is why I didn’t join the Club… Don’t do naked on a public beach…

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