Saunas are most popular in Scandinavia, Seattle, Minnesota.
Is it the chicken or the egg? Are Scandinavians predisposed to sauna or did the Scandinavian climate, over centuries, create the ingenuity to burn fire in a room and warm up?
In this case, 40 degrees, cold wet rain, the kind of day where those less adventurous say “I’m going to go curl up on the couch with a good book” as a way to go meekly inside and hide. This is the same day when those with a backyard sauna get excited and fire up their wood burning sauna stove and embrace what nature throws at us.
Between rounds, sitting outside with the birds and the rain dancing off the trees the only word is “ahhhhhhhhh” perfect!