The Sauna Is (Revised and Expanded)
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
The sauna is often misunderstood and misrepresented. Author Hillila gives some cold facts about this very hot place. He defines the authentic sauna, describes the bathing experience, and talks about related historical, physiological, psychological, and moral issues. He includes information about sauna construction.
Once again Bernard Hillila bares the importance of the sauna in the nature of “Finnishness,” with splashes of colorful as well as thoughtful insight. Bernie says,”…you may think ‘The Sauna Is’…something I’m too steamed up about! Nevertheless…if genius is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration, try thinking through your problems in a sauna!” For most Finns, the sauna is a way of life. Although growing in popularity throughout the world, the concept is sometimes misunderstood and misrepresented. This book defines the authentic sauna experience, and considers related historical, physiological, psychological, and moral issues. Information about sauna construction is also provided. It presents “some cold facts about that very hot place”…for the staunchest sauna advocates, sauna owner wannabes, and the curious. Read about the sauna strategy in governmental deliberations. Custonmarily the first item on the agenda for regularly scheduled meetings of the Finnish Cabinet is the sauna. Former President Urho Kekkonen has said of the sauna consultation, “It is a great leveler: there are no ministers, VIPs, laborers, or lumberjacks on the platform, only sauna mates.” Since the mood of the sauna is one of relaxation and shared enjoyment, the style of this book reflects that spirit, along with the author’s keen observations.