Friday, February 24, 2017
After exercising, meditating and cleaning my room I started Cold Bath at 7:54 AM.
Since last +6 months I have been bathing regularly with cold water everyday.
Well, it’s not always I fold my cloth like this before bathing, it’s just for taking this Picture.
Well, it’s 7:54, there is still some amount of fog. I was late today, pretty late. As I was capturing my photos while doing exercise which took about 85 minutes instead of normal time of 25 minutes. Moreover I also had to go to dairy to deliver the Buffalo’s milk because Grandfather had ache in his leg. Normally if everything goes right then I will bath before 6:45 AM. In the beginning when I used to wake up late at 7 AM, 8 AM or even 11 Am, then I used to bath even at 12 or 1 PM, then only I would eat my lunch. But things has improved a lot, nowadays I mostly wake up at 4 or 5 AM.
Moreover I chose to bath outside rather than in Bathroom because it feel much free and open. It feels good to bath in outside or may be I am habituated to do so. And I don’t use water from Tubewell, we have a tap water from the hill stream, it’s tasty and natural. Well Tubewell water is also good but is not as good as water from the Fresh stream of Hill.
Since I bath outside, Don’t worry about what I wear, I am not like those guys who just wear their underwear while bathing even in Open, it’s disgusting. I wear shorts while bathing, I have two Shorts and two Vests that I wear turn by turn. I wash them daily and put them in SUN for drying.
While bathing I am not the big fan of giving myself Shock by pouring the water from the top of head. Well, being Hindu, it’s our tradition to pour the water from Top of head and chant Hare Ram, Hare Krishna or Jai Ma Durga etc inorder to cope with shock by cold water. But who cares about that, I don’t. So, I do it slowly, first of all I paint my legs with water, just paint it. Then put some soap, scrub and let it be. After that I paint my hand, put some soap, scrub it and let it be. After that comes the turn of upper body, I also paint my upper body with water, then put some soap and scrub. While Shampooing my hair, I gently pour as little water as possible just to wet my hair, then shampoo it. This allows my body to loose body heat slowly and hence feel less cold and less resistance to bath. Finally I pour the water and rinse my body with water. I use about 10 litres of water to bath.
During winter when the cloth wasn’t getting dried due to absence of SUN, I used to put Wet Shorts on and bath with it, inorder to prevent the shorts I was wearing from getting wet. And after bathing I wore the used shorts instead of washing it. I didn’t gave myself excuse to miss even a single day of bathing. Now it feels automatic to bath.
Benefits of Bathing with Cold Water: Well, if you search in Internet about benefit of bathing with cold water then you will get 100s of good points from things like improve in immunity, increase in will power to increase in Sperm Count (Well I don’t have to worry about the later one, not currently).
Personally, I have found it to be one the Great Habits to Cultivate. I feel refreshed and cleaned. I feel awesome and amazing. I get new kind of energy after bathing, it feels vibrant and fresh.
After bathing, I wash my clothes and plan my day ahead. This is my work place or office you may call. I put the laptop in height because I work by sitting in simple and easier form of lotus position because it’s good for back and posture. (Update: 2017/03/15 I stopped sitting in lotus position because my knee started to hurt, so now I sit in Chair.)
If everything goes right, then my all these routine will get finished in less than 2 hours.
This is just a Personal Journal, I hope it inspired you.