Temazcal ("Bathing House") is all about cleansing the body, mind and spirit. A Mayan Temazcal is a traditional steam bath that has been practiced for both healing and ritual purposes in Mexico for thousands of years. After a ritual smoking, you enter a very hot sauna to externalize bad energy. As you saw in our episode, as things get hotter and the air becomes thinner, you can expect be overcome with some really intense emotions from within. We know for Karla, this was true and her experience here became a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
“Agua mi sangre, Tierra mi cuerpo, Aire mi aliento, Y Fuego mi espíritu.” “Water my blood, Earth my body, Air my breath, And Fire my Blood.”