By Nadine Epstein & Rosita Arvigo
Photography by Thayer Allison Gowdy
For centuries, people have used a combination of water, prayer, meditation and herbs to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
In Spiritual Bathing, Rosita Arvigo and Nadine Epstein explore this lost art, which has been proven to aid in the treatment of anxiety, grief, insomnia and depression. From baptism to the Jewish mikvah to Buddhist charity baths, water rituals have played an important cultural and spiritual role since ancient times. This illustrated guide features more than 75 captivating photographs from 15 cultures around the world, as well as information about where sacred baths are offered today.
Spiritual Bathing also includes easy instructions for creating these luxurious rituals in your own home. Nurture your mind and body with simple recipes that require only water, accessible plants and herbs, and ritual. Placing this deeply restorative practice in a historical context, this delightful book will help you bring balance and rejuvenation to your daily life.
Page Count: 192