So why on God’s earth is this woman smiling? :)
The highest high, better-than-sex body-rush known to an adventurous breed of Nordic spiritualists has three ingredients:
A) Being in nature
B) Taking a sauna (the building in the background)
And C) plunging into a hole in the ice for a polar bear swim.
When a lake isn’t nearby, Tuula (blue bathing suit above) attains a Smiling Buddha clarity by simply rolling in the snow.
The exact location is Pyhatunturi, Finland. Literal translation: Holy Mountain.
This peak experience on Soul’s Code details the spiritual origins of the sauna, and how the spa-thing of throwing water on the rocks actually began as a sacrificial rite by the ancient Finns.