Ice Healing Hydrotherapy (Ice Bath)      with Bala

Important benefit is the freedom from fear. We become fear less of one thing in this world. We become limitless , we are more open snd prepared for any situation that life gifts us .We have time to process the information as our body is completely still and we bring our mind to a meditation stage .We are in total control of situation which seems to be too extreme and this brings us calm and tranquility . I think this is an awesome gift for you.
Ice healing hydrotherapy / Ice baths are a form of cryotherapy in which we are sitting in Chilled /cold water for an extended period of time and is believed to accomplish the following:
– Facilitate recovery
– Decrease soreness
– Reduce the risk of injury by speeding recovery and allowing you to be better prepared for the next workout, which can be of higher quality
What does icing do to the body?
After a very intense or long work day or after a race—which is essentially the most intense workout—the body has just experienced a state of elevated body temperature, high cardiovascular demand, and muscular stress. Inflammation from muscular stress triggers an immune response, which causes blood vessels to dilate and sends an influx of immune cells to the areas of stress. This process is helpful because it repairs the injured tissue, but too much of a good thing can lead to some negative repercussions. In this case, the result of all this inflammation is swelling and pain.
For an injury to a specific area of the body, applying an ice pack will cause blood vessels in the region to constrict (become smaller), which reduces swelling, and less swelling results in less pain. Cold also slows down the speed at which nerves send messages, which is another way in which pain is reduced.
Immersing the body in cold water is a more efficient way of cooling down multiple groups of muscles at the same time. Just like an ice pack, it reduces swelling and muscle damage from exercise by constricting blood vessels and decreasing metabolic activity. It also reduces strain on the cardiovascular system and brings down hyperthermia (elevated body temperature), which can reduce fatigue. For both local icing and ice bath immersion, another beneficial part of the process comes after the cold stimulus has been removed. During this warming period, there is a return of fresh blood to the body, which floods the cells with nutrients and oxygen, and helps to flush out the waste products of tissue breakdown. We also look and feel young after the ice baths and there are people who believe that we can reduce our body weight due to the using more energy to warm up the body.
Maybe most impressively, however, is the mental health benefit that many experts are noticing in patients who turn to ice baths regularly. Proponents of ice baths say that cold water provides alertness that you wouldn’t be able to find in a cup of coffee, for example — while ice baths are not a cure-all for everything weighing on your brain, it is a highly stimulating way to get your day off to a good start.

A short lecture on anatomy, psychology, followed by the active meditation breathing practice of WIM HOFF , and time to ask questions afterwards.

– Wear comfortable clothes. For the ice bath, clean swim suit is a must
– Try not to eat a large meal beforehand . Have a minimum gap of 3 hrs .
– Please do not wear heavy perfume or cologne.
– Please remove your shoes when you arrive and use a quiet voice in the premises
– Arrive on time!

– One day of theory and 1 ice bath to a maximum time of 10 minutes
– Herbal warm tea & filtered water
– Knowledge and fun unlimited …..

Not included:
Please bring your own towel, yoga mat and water bottle.

Who should come:
– You are aged 18 and over
– You have a reasonable level of fitness so can walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath
– Your main goal is to have some fun, and experience the Wim Hof Method
– Not suitable for those with heart conditions, pregnant women, and any physical conditions, or if you are epileptic

Disclimer :
Please note that Bala Yoga School OPC-PLC and Serendipity community will not take any responsibility and can be held responsible for any loss and damage during the retreat . The cold is a powerful force, and extreme cold can be a shock to your body. We strongly advise to start slow and gradually build up exposure. Always train without forcing anything, and listen to the signals from your body. If not practiced responsibly, there is risk of hypothermia.
We do not provide services or sell products to children. If you are below the age of 18, you may join us only with the permission and supervision of a parent or legal guardian. If you are a minor, please do not disclose any personal information to us .
Under no circumstances will we be liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential (including damages from loss of business, lost profits, litigation, or the like), special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages, under any legal theory, arising out of or in any way relating to our workshops and products and services.
You understand and agree that you will indemnify, defend and hold us and our affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from your participation of our course.

This session does not require advance registration (yet it is better to let us know). The cost is Rs. 600 for guests, Rs. 300 for Auroville volounteers, Aurovilians & Auroville New Comers. If you need more information and register for this intensive, you can contact directly Bala by phone or Whatsapp (+91 9892699804) or write to For more information about activities, therapies and events in Joy Community, you can visit our facebook page.

Session Timing:

Sunday October 24th, 10 am to 1 pm

Information & Registration:

+91 9892699804 (Phone or Whatsapp)

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About the facilitator

Balaganesh Sivaprakasam, shortly Bala, born in a village close to Auroville, Pondicherry, India. I had my first experience of yoga while I was living in Amsterdam. After my return to India & practicing with wonderful teachers in various styles like Sivananda style of classical Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa flow and Pranavaishya yoga for many years, I started to teach yoga in India and abroad. I am the founder of Bala yoga school, which specializes in organizing teacher training courses in India and abroad. Bala Yoga School is one of the few schools in south India that has accreditation for conducting 200 hrs & 300 Hrs Yoga TTC in South India from Yoga Alliance. I volunteer in a few projects in Auroville,where the opportunities arise organically and in spare time run a small NGO for the care of street dog’s sterilization & vaccination. I am learning Kerala martial art form Kalaripayatu. Wim Hoff breathing & ice baths are my latest passion which I am experimenting on myself & also offer classes for others for their muscle recovery & long term health. I firmly believe that everyone should take care of their physical and mental health, as it is the best gift we can give to our friends and family . I like to be a change maker as I have experiences in contrasting and diverse fields , bridging people to their heath & fitness goals.