Ok so I started at the beginning, and it is making more sense. Sometimes I have to read things several times before I start to get it.
Okay so anyways, I am up to the part about cold ponds, like page 8/9. The kids love to swim regardless of temps. They were out there this past March when we had some unseasonable warm air temps. I am sure the water was still very very cold. And yesterday we had some cooler air temps, and they wanted to swim and I said no. After I got tired of hearing, can I just put my feet in and try it, he was all the way in it before too long. "He" being my 7 year old grandson.
I guess I should not be discouraging this, and perhaps joining him? Which I did on Memorial Day for about an hour even though it was quite chilly I thought. Maybe I should sneek out there every day before dawn, before my neighbors can see me? ha. Do a little dip and meditation. Not sure what order. Trying to figure out what time of day I should do some CT and spot icing.
This is all so fascinating. I started to read about it a few months ago. Tried a little face plunge but decided just to go cold shower. I remember it not being so bad, but for some reason got side tracked and never tried it again. I am always running outside in the winter time w/o shoes, to feed the birds or whatever and DH always gets on to me about it. I try to always drink iced water because I thought it had benefits along these same lines. I had heard that dropping the temp inside was also a good thing and tried that last winter to some extent but I forgot about that until just now.
Okay, back to reading. I was just wondering about the kids swimming in the pond and if I should oblige or discourage. I made a sandy beach and they love to swim and then lay on the sandy beach, or cover themselves up sometimes to warm up. The sand gets extremely hot. This is a Missouri beach - Missouri sand, and the sand gets fire hot in the sun, not like a nice ocean beach.