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The Art of the Cold Shower by mabrajeux
February 2, 2010, 4:50 pm
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The cold shower, barbaric as it sounds to most, is actually almost a treat here; especially in the first few days while you try to acclimatise to the hazy warm weather… But like most things in life, it takes some skill.

You can stand on the edge of the shower and wait for the water to be in full flow before literally jumping in, but I prefer the immersion method…

Here are the instructions: you turn on the single tap fully and wait with anticipation as you hear the water gurgling up the pipes towards the shower head. Then one single spray (always from the same hole on the head) hits you almost straight in the eye and you close your eyes and brace yourself… Then, just as you start wondering whether there’s something wrong, you open your eyes and relax for just a second, and the cascade starts and it hits you. A shock at first, then refreshing and most definitely wakening.

To give you a better idea:

I’m already looking forward to my next one.