Like most people, I really enjoy taking hot, steamy showers ( this is actual heaven to me as I have bad circulation and I am always cold).
I remember when I was a kid I’d stand under the shower head and fall into a deep trance of relaxation, completely losing track of time and telling my self “OK 1 more minute before you have to get out” which would turn into 10 more and so on.
To be honest, a month ago I would never have been willingly to take a cold shower. But in a constant effort to challenging myself, I have been reading and hearing a lot about the benefits of a cold shower (still unwilling) and it wasn’t until i joined a Kundalini yoga workshop and was asked to have a cold shower everyday for 7 days that i actually decided to try it.
My First Cold Shower
I took my first cold shower yesterday and it was harder to stay in the water then I thought!I mean I knew this was going to be hard.. but WOWZA.
Now when I say I took a cold shower what I really mean was I had a hot shower until the last 30 secs and then I stood in cold water front and back for about 15 second each side before I wrapped myself in a towel and cried like a baby. BUT HOLY CRAP. IT was COLD!
Instantly, my body got tense and I thought I was going to die of hypothermia. It was painful, and I was very, very tempted to turn the knob back to hot after only a few seconds but I stayed strong… for 30 seconds.
I have heard from several other people who take cold showers that if you keep with the cold showers for 7 days straight, you will feel like a completely new person! That sounds awesome, and is defiantly a good motivation to at least try it!
On top of that is there are obviously several other benefits ( or else why would anyone do this willingly?) including :
- Improved immunity. …who couldn’t use a stronger immunity
- Increased energy. … again.. I could always use a bit more energy!
- Weight loss. … well this isn’t a big deal for me, but for people who are struggling with weight loss this could be a something to try!
- Relief from symptoms of depression. …
- Decreased stress. …Yes Please!!!!
- Refined hair and skin. …YAS QUEEN!
- Improved breathing, body oxygenation, and blood circulation…. this would also be fantastic, especially for my poor circulation!
So today is officially day 2 with cold showers( I will take it tonight) hopefully a little less painful than the first time ( it will get easier every time.. right?)
I will let you all know my progress and what I noticed after 7 days straight of this craziness!
Has anyone else tried a cold shower? If so, did you find it helped? or is this just some self-torture scheme that is actually bull shit?
Anyway I guess I will find out in 7 days!
Hoping you all enjoy your Tuesday and Warm Showers…