• Deivids Intovics
4. term, Techno-Anthropology, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis explores and investigates the Wim Hof Method (WHM) and application of digital technologies through phenomenological interpretation, auto-ethnography and participatory practices. The report aims to interpret the phenomenological nature of the different elements that constitute the WHM, like breathing exercises, cold exposure and commitment, and other various insights from active participation into fieldwork activities.The aim of the thesis is to bridge the understanding between the technological facilitation of WHM through means of digital technologies, such as the WHM app, by applying a combination of phenomenological insights and techno-anthropological dimension as theoretical approach.
The problem area is related to individual and societal wellbeing regarding the increased post pandemic stress levels and natural response towards more healthy lifestyles.Research activities have been conducted in Copenhagen, with participation in a 4-week course, multiple WHM workshops guided by only certified WHM instructor in Denmark and personal engagement into cold immersion and breathing exercises. The results indicate that there are different mediations between technology and WHM, multitude of personal health benefits and hidden side to the practice.
Publication date3 Jun 2022
Number of pages696
ID: 472090277