This Sunday, October 26, NGC joins world-champion freediver Stig Severinsen as he attempts to set chilling and unthinkable records.
On April 1, 2010, Severinsen became the first person in the world to hold his breath over 20 minutes, when he set an official Guinness World Record of 20 minutes and 10 seconds in a shark tank in Denmark. He has since improved the record to 22 minutes and has been crowned “The Ultimate Superhuman.”
Always pushing the limits of human physiology and psychology, his latest two Guinness World Records were set during filming of this Sunday’s special, The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe, when he swam 500 feet (in a wetsuit) and 250 feet (in Speedos) under the ice in Greenland—all on a single breath of air.
Combining yoga and his knowledge of physiology and peak performance in sports, Severinsen has created the online platform Breatheology® to raise awareness of the true power of breathing and breath holding.
A scientist himself, Severinsen always collaborates with leading scientists from around the world to unlock new secrets of the human body and mind, in order the use the results on a broader scale in prevention and rehabilitation and as a cure in various health scenarios (stress, illness, accidents, etc.), as well as to optimize sports and business performance.
He is currently in California to set up a new training program for soldiers and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.