Navy SEALs and Wim Hof show that despite the complexity of the brain, humans are capable of amazing accomplishments when they put their training and dedication to use to manage their emotions and autonomic nervous system.
The brain is a complex organ that controls human behavior and movement. The different parts of the brain have specific functions, with the left side responsible for analytical thinking and the right for creativity. Navy SEALs have developed the ability to regulate their emotions, which helps them remain calm in high-stress situations. They also balance their cortisol and adrenaline levels to react to pressure calmly. Research is ongoing to determine if these skills are innate or developed through training. Wim Hof, a breathwork practitioner, has shown that we can control our autonomic nervous system through training. The Navy SEALs and Wim Hof demonstrate that humans can achieve incredible things with dedication and commitment.