Saturday, June 2, 2012

Inside the Healing Lodge

This is the wonderful interior of the healing lodge from the last 2 days.  In this urban healing lodge the rocks are heated by gas flames from underneath and after they are at the correct temperature the flame is turned off and the ceremony participants enter, sit in a circle around the rocks, and then the door is closed and the sweating and healing begins. In a traditional ceremony the rocks are heated on an outside fire and then brought into the lodge.  Even with the door open and no heat it felt like a peaceful quiet place even though it is right in the centre of a busy part of the city!  

20 comments:

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Its crazy to think that is inside that building. CRAZY

Thanks for sharing

Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Lowell said...

Heat is healing. Ice is healing. In Toronto in the winter, this would be a great place to go if you were hurting!

Have a nice weekend!

Oh, Belk is a very nice store, found mostly in the southeastern part of the U.S.

Jack said...

I am impressed that you tried this out.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've always wondered what a sweat lodge might be like inside.

Deb said...

Great pattern on the wooden walls. Looks like an interesting place to visit.

Eyeliquor said...

Awesome!
Thank you for sharing!

La Principessa Errante said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the workmanship is just exquisite

Lúcia said...

I could spend some time in there... ;-)

hamilton said...

this series would have been perfect for the theme day of tranquility!

bfarr said...

The stones look like crystals. It looks very peaceful.

Randy said...

Looks like a great place for some healing and meditation.

Birdman said...

Interesting shot here. Nice colors.

Rae Walter said...

Fascinating post RedPat. I visited a place like this in Toronto two years ago although do not think that it was this one. It was great to be reminded of this. Many thanks.

Regina K said...

RedPat, this is an interesting place a healing lodge. I feel I need one of those : ) It was great to catch up on your recent posts.

Regina K said...

RedPat, this is an interesting place a healing lodge. I feel I need one of those : ) It was great to catch up on your recent posts.

Halcyon said...

Did they tell you how long you have to stay in there? Is it like a sauna and you go in with just a towel?
The wooden walls are really beautiful. I can imagine your spirit would feel better after being in here for awhile. :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful wood around the walls.

JM said...

As cool inside as it is as seen from the outside.

NixBlog said...

Great place to be during a Toronto Winter!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Halcyon had an interesting point there Pat, is it a little like a sauna dress code wise? I know it would be different in the healing ceremony process.