All of the baths and saunas

Danube Ivanovich and don Ivanovich

If the ancient inhabitants of India bow down to the Ganges, believing in its cleansing properties, the Egyptians treated the Nile as to the divine, then the Russians for centuries worship the Volga river, called her his mother. Remember our wonderful tales. Their heroes-bogatyrs, dying, stretched wide rivers - the Danube Ivanovich, don Ivanovich. Bread and salt honored Sadko the Volga river, and Ilya Muromets oku. And the legend of the dead and the living water? In national epos said, that the dead water could heal wounds. As for the living water called heroic, she not only sealed the wound, but, and resurrected.

And the ancient holiday of Kupala?! Because of this, but essentially, purifying bathing. Water and fire. To prevent illness, hardened. Here is what you can read in the ancient Chronicles of the feast: ...that for the sake of - evening and squinting for the sake of guilt are good at different medical apart from.

Clean water for illnesses of the trouble! - has long said the Russian people.

And have they bathing, - he wrote about the ancient Slavic baths Arab traveler and writer Abu Obeid- , " but like a house of wood and slit his kind of matter, which is formed on the trees, like the green moss... She serves them and instead of resins for ships. Then they are in one of the corners of the house arrange fireplace of stone and at the top against the hearth opens a window to exit smoke. When the hearth , they will close this window and close the doors of the house. In the house there is always a reservoir for water, which they poured hearth, and then rises pairs. In the hands of each bundle of dry branches, which they lead to the movement of the air and pulling him to her. And then opened their pores, and comes excess of their bodies, and the flow of these rivers.

And now reveal Pushkin's poem Ruslan and Lyudmila. The song of the fourth. Young Ratmir rides the horse, trying to catch up spouse. When the dark night, the young Khan was unexpectedly invited to the castle:

But first the young man the lead

To the great Russian bath-house,

's wave smoke flow

In her silver vats,

And crust cold fountains;

Outspread luxury carpet;

It tired Khan falls;

Transparent pairs over him much;

bliss full of eyes,

Lovely, ,

In caring loving and dumb,

Around the Khan of the virgin young

Crowded the crowd,

Over the knight of different waves

Branches of young birches,

And the heat from them fragrant bursting,

Another juice springtime roses

Tired members

And aromas of


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The glory about the Russian bath, about its benefits for health has long stepped over borders of your country. Russian baths are in different cities of the world. In Moscow the most popular are old sandunovskie baths (they founded the well-known actors ). But, it turns out, bath with such a name exists in the... Canada. Yes, Yes, sandunovskie baths of the ocean. Such is the fascination of Russian bathhouses, that one of the descendants of spared no money and efforts to build them. in Canada enjoyed a great success.


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Finnish sister

We get acquainted with the traditions of Russian bath. But the Russian baths have a sister. Finnish sauna. Even in ancient times, steam room was revered as the Finns had a sacred place. Here they brought the sick to the amendment. The Finns there is a legend was born as a sauna. The drops of rain, leaked through a leaky roof, hit on the hot stones of the home. In the house of a whirlwind rushed the hot steam. People felt the gentle fragrant heat. He was, that is, to the court, and the people have decided their own hands to do what he could to make rain.

The Finns are so believe in the healing power of his bath, say, a sauna may enjoy every man, who is capable to her reach. As in the Russian bath, in the sauna water on the hot stones of the fireplace. The Finns call them the soul of the sauna. As in the Russian bath, here love to have a birch broom. When and how to warm up, , it will pay off in cold lake.

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