Hello, my dear readers. With light steam to You! Sure that my greeting surprised you)
But that’s what they say welcome the man who just came out of the Banya! ( Bath)
Russian Banya – those words that sound when referring to the Russian tradition. Surely you have heard this word when referring to Russia. I will tell you about one of our traditions.
Our Russian bath is a national phenomenon and our historical tradition. It is both a construction for performing hygiene procedures and therapeutic in most diseases.
Bath in the life of the Russian people at the time served several functions. It was washed and warmed himself. Taking treatments, people became more healthy. In addition, Banya in human life is played and social role. To her, visiting her friends, was like a purification ritual combines not only the body but the soul. A source of heat served flat stones that were stacked on the hearth in the form of a dome. The stones glowed, and they were used for heating water and for heating the room.
To maintain temperature, hot stones doused with water and herbal infusions, which created the so-called “light steam”. Its benefit lies in the fact that the man was slowly heated, and then, after rushing up the ferry climbed to the top shelf. Inhalation of “light steam” with herbs created the effect of inhalation and massage with a broom, broke up the blood and brought sickness. After such a hearty massage with a broom, it is necessary to plunge into the cold water. From a medical point of view, it is very useful for the body.
The construction of the sauna begins with a careful selection. A classic Russian Banya is a small hut on the edge of a lake or river, made of logs of pine trees.
It consists of two rooms: the changing room and the steam room, which concurrently was washing compartment. In the dressing room set shop and a clothes hanger, as the waiting room plays the role of locker rooms and rest rooms.
The dressing room is separated from the steam room by a wooden partition with a tightly fitted door. About the furnace, usually a small window that is not only a source of light, but the vent. The third part of the classic sauna Russian Banya is a wood-burning stove, near which are placed a tub of water. In the steam room mandatory shelf, which in fact is the process of taking bath procedures.
Typically, the process of evaporation takes 4-5 hours. You might ask why so long?
My husband every Thursday goes to the bath. I repeat, it is a TRADITION. Let’s call it a Men’s Club. They are steamed, massaged each other with brooms made of birch branches, and then communicate to their male subjects. And as you know, this all can’t happen fast)))
Do you remember this photo from my previous post? As in the bath very high temperature, it is necessary to protect the head. It is for this purpose that such caps. They are made from felt and have a different shape. For every taste and style. That’s the Budyonovka ‘ helmet of the early 20th century. This form of bath hats the most popular among our experienced men’s bath attendants.
After taking bath procedures, traditional kvas or tea. Cannot eat much and of course, you cannot drink strong beverages.
After this procedure, you are sure to feel born again.
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