FIRE from the wood burning stove heats rocks harvested from the
EARTH that, when
WATER is tossed on them, produce wonderful steamy moist
We can get more analytical, considering how the four classical elements have roots in cultures including Ancient Greece, Medieval, Egyptian, Buddhism, and even modern tarot stuff.
But we sauna lovers don’t need to go this deep. We understand and respect the four classical elements.
We say “ahhhh” when the steam hits us, and that’s enough.