One of the reasons we love the sauna is that it has been around for more than 1,000 years as a form of relaxation and health maintenance. This makes it one of the longest-lasting health crazes in history. Another long-lasting practice dating back thousands of years is meditation, the practice of training one's mind or entering a mode of consciousness. Allowing your mind to fully relax and draining all thoughts to a state of complete calmness has been touted by many as one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Some of the major benefits of meditation include healthy cardiovascular health by slowing the heart rate and pace of breathing, lowering stress levels, strengthening the immune system, improved self-esteem, and a more positive outlook on life. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly hard to find a place to experience this full mind relaxation without distractions and interruptions. The sauna, it turns out, is perfect for meditation.
Saunas, especially those within the comfort of your own home, give you a place to allow both your body and mind to relax simultaneously. The twenty to forty minutes you take daily in the sauna can allow you to slip into a meditative near-sleep state while you eliminate toxins from your body. Your mind can clear fully.
Head to SaunasAndStuff.com to find your new mediation sanctuary! And let us know in the comments how you use saunas to improve your mental condition.