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Sauna Talk is a show about the authentic sauna experience. Recorded (often) on the sauna bench, we talk with interesting guests about sauna including such aspects as building sauna, enjoying sauna, and health and wellness benefits to sauna. The rising sauna tide is lifting many boats and we look forward to some left turns that we hope to keep listeners on and off the more enjoyable and less trampled authentic sauna trail.

Oct 10, 2020

Cold & Heat

It’s interesting how many come to appreciate sauna from the cold, and conversely how many come to appreciate the cold from sauna. Whichever the point of introduction, Jesse and I agree that with cold plunge and sauna, 1+1=3. You’ll hear from Jesse why this is. We will hear about his personal journey towards the powerful goodness of breath work and cold exposure.

For most all Finns and sauna owners in Nordic regions of Europe and similar climates in North America, we refer to a few sauna round and a jump into a nICE cold lake just something you do. The practice is built into the rhythm of the day. “I’m going to cut the grass then go sauna.” Or “the sauna will be hot around 5pm, come on by.”

Contrast Therapy

Yet for athletes looking for an edge, or folks stressed out, or others with a varied list of mental and physical problems, we are seeing some serious positivity with “contrast therapy.”

Jesse’s Bio

Jesse Coomer is an author, professional breathworker, cold training expert, certified Wim Hof Method instructor, personal trainer and a Professor of English at Vincennes University, Indiana. He’s also a voice of practicality in the world of breathwork and cold exposure on his YouTube channel, Midwestern Method. 

On a personal note, Jesse and I share a timeline. We each first learned about Wim Hof back in 2015. We each followed our own path into the Wim Hof Method and all its goodness. You can hear my interview with Wim on this same Sauna Talk podcast. Jesse was one of the first handful of certified Wim Hof instructors in the US. His passion for living well through breath work and cold exposure comes through in this interview.

Jesse has two ebooks available: A Practical Guide to Breath Work, And A Practical Guide to Cold Training. Well worth it for those of us interested in diving deeper into the cold and goodness.

So, let’s welcome Jesse Coomer to Sauna Talk!