How banya can help recovery after exercise

How banya can help recovery after exercise

Oxidation and how banya can help recovery after exercise We spoke to the leading banya master and world champion of parenie, Vladas Jokubauskas, about the benefits of using the banya after working out or going to the gym and this is what he had to say. Oxidation is...
Banya and Mental health

Banya and Mental health

  Sigmund Freud is sitting half naked on a bench with his legs crossed, his middle covered by a checked towel, while his friend Carl Gustav Jung has a towel slung over his shoulders and sits on a step a few meters away.  Both men are relaxing on the porch of what...
Why should you wear the hat in Banya?

Why should you wear the hat in Banya?

Hats have gone out of fashion in most places and aside from weddings it’s rare to see many people wearing one. There is one place however where they are still an essential accessory and that is in the banya when you are in the steam room itself. Why you should wear a...
The Banya Can Change Your Life

The Banya Can Change Your Life

For past generations It’s a Wonderful Life was the classic Christmas movie, whereas now it might be Home Alone or Love Actually. In Russia, where New Year and not Christmas is the big winter celebration, the most popular seasonal film is one that starts in a banya on...
The History of the Banya

The History of the Banya

Before there was Russia, there was the banya. It existed before the emergence of the early Russian state, survived the Mongol invasion, persisted as Moscow united the Russian lands, prospered under Peter the Great’s campaign of Westernisation and gained renewed...