Conheça o homem que sente 'barato' no gelo
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Conheça o homem que sente 'barato' no gelo

The story…

Meet the 'Asian Iceman'

Learn language related to…

states of mind

Need-to-know language

refreshed – less tired, reenergised – having more energy

awakening – (here) causing a sudden realisation, awareness or understanding of things

natural high – state of increased happiness or thought without using mood-altering substances

clarity – clearness of thought and understanding

mental strength – willpower, resilience and confidence

Answer this…

According to Alan Thong, what are you likely to feel when you dip into the ice?

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Transcript

It is important to stay in control. Learn to accept the cold. I feel so refreshed and energetic.

My name is Alan Thong - better known as the 'Asian Iceman'.

When I was in the Arctic wilderness, the connection with nature is irreplaceable. The energy there is completely different - so pure and so awakening.

Because we live in a tropical country - so we don't have the cold we need. So hence, I order the ice from the ice man! And in total we will have 120 kilo[s] of ice inside, and the temperature of the water will go down to about zero or maybe negative one.

[The] first 20-30 seconds would be the most difficult. You might want to run out, jump out, just scream and so on. It's very likely that you feel the sharpness - the stabbing into your skin.

But once you're in there, you can feel the sensations of … we call it a natural high. I usually spend up to 20 minutes in the ice bath.

Your mind will, in fact, gain a certain clarity and strength in a way that you've never experienced before. Mental strength, mental control - this is real.

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According to Alan Thong, what are you likely to feel when you dip into the ice?

The Asian Iceman says it's very likely you'll feel a sharpness stabbing into your skin.