Joanne, on the left in the spring below, is enthusiastic about intertwining yoga, meditation, art, and hot springs in the pursuit of mental, emotional, and physical well being. This post supplements the previous post about two yoga teachers who are integrating Japanese hot springs with yoga practice for healthy living in Oita, Prefecture.
|Becoming One With the Water in a Japanese Hot Spring|
|Steam Rising Hither and Thither in Beppu|
She might be on to something there. A doctor recently informed me that our blood pressure changes during immersion in a hot bath and after leaving the bath. Gravity affects our bodies differently when we are in water and out of water. Some interesting facts about our bodies and water are below:
The average human body is over 60 percent water. Our blood is approximately 92 percent water. The brain and muscles of most people contain around 75 percent water. Source: http://www.waterinfo.org/resources/water-facts
To learn more about Joanne and her unique philosophy to living a balanced life, please follow the links below: http://aikawarazulifeinjapan.blogspot.com