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sweat lodge

Hydrotherapy
A Native American permutation of sauna, consisting of a dome-shaped hut made from bent willow branches covered by animal skins; hot rocks are placed inside on which water is poured, dramatically increasing the humidity. Once finished, the participants may jump into ice water, roll in the snow or rub sage on themselves to complete the experience.

sweat lodge

Among the indigenous peoples of North America, a tent or hut, traditionally made of arched poles covered in animal hide, used to enclose a steam or vapor bath for healing purposes.
Synonym: medicine lodge

sweat lodge,

n a particular type of sweat bath traditionally used by various Native American peoples for purposes of purification, integration, and spiritual vision quest. Also called
inipi or
temazkal.
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Since Ray's release, he has attempted to regain prominence in the self-help world and is hoping to have the manslaughter charges he was slapped with following the sweat lodge deaths put aside.
Some of the consultations during my time took place in different settings, like during dinner at a climber's home with community members and Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the Sacred Bundle, or the sweat lodge ceremony I participated in, which was also attended by several other NPS rangers and a climbing guide who was involved in the Bear Lodge litigation.
As the day draws to a close and twilight covers the land, each will have some time to herself with her mala for prayers and meditations before we begin our Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony.
I was the last one out of the sweat lodge," Barry said.
The sweat lodge for each group of twenty-four campers lasts around twenty minutes.
The sweat lodge ceremony is a traditional purification ceremony that incorporates traditional singing, prayer, counseling, and sharing similar to a talking circle.
The purpose of this article is to explore the nature and purpose of the Native American sweat lodge ceremony and the practice of sweat therapy as a culturally based form of therapeutic healing that can be useful with Native and non-Native American clients.
I went through a cleansing ceremony at a sweat lodge with the Navajo.
Katherine has a vehicle full of dread-locked lesbians on their way to the spirit sands for a weekend sweat lodge getaway, but first need to fuel up.
Then, Bella won a free trip from Olivia via Twitter and she still hasn't stopped singing the praises, not just of the women on the boat but of the sweat lodge experience she had at Temazcal Cozumel.
Rob: There was one lady who spent four or five hours in a giant sauna called the sweat lodge.
For "A Voyage Long and Strange," Horowitz visited an Indian sweat lodge in subarctic Canada, traveled down the Mississippi in a canoe and wore 60 pounds of armor as a conquistador re-enactor in Florida.