As a result I have taken my daily dose of cold exposure for the last 2 years and I am still going strong. The benefits are tremendous.
However, one thing is worth mentioning – every time you go under the cold water you encounter stress and shock regardless of how long have you been practising.
The way you deal with the stress depends on your personality and the context. Some people just jump into the cold water and feel the shock.
I approach the challenge differently by firstly exposing my arms, then my feet, followed by my face. Then I endure the stronger shock of exposing the front of my body and finally the crescendo – the cold water is pouring over my shoulders, back and head. And after that, bliss – I stay under the freezing cold water and enjoy it.