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The Sauna Is Bernhard Hillila

The Sauna Is

Bernhard Hillila

Published May 20th 2003
ISBN : 9781932043099
Paperback
61 pages
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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 Im too steamed up about! Nevertheless...ifMoreOnce 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 Im 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 authors keen observations.