In ancient Hawai'i, a bath taken between midnight and sunrise was regarded as a purification ritual.
For Hawaiians today, E Ala E is the ceremonial practice of clearing the mind and body. It literally means "AWAKEN"
The day starts of at the beach a bit before dawn.Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner Ua utilizes traditional Hawaiian protocol of rebirth representing purification and cleansing. During the ceremony, you dedicate time to contemplating life’s journey and the people who came before you. We then make our way into the water, either getting just your toes wet, completely dunking your head in or somewhere in between. This symbolizes a re-entrance into the womb with the surrounding saltwater like the amniotic fluid. Back on shore we face east and chant “E ala E” until the sun comes up (https://youtu.be/TYwt5dOjR10). The sunrise represents the birth canal opening, and is nature’s way of offering forgiveness, a new day and a chance to reset life’s path.A truly unique experience .