I am so happy i found yoga lessons in our area! Since we’ve been living here and doing so much physical work, my muscles and joints were aching a lot.
I knew it would help to do some relaxing physical excercise. But walking or cycling isn’t quite relaxing in these mountains.

Then one day, I saw an announcement on the facebook page of our municipality for hatha yoga. I’ve been practicing yoga in Holland but I got a little tired with it. My former teacher became older and her lessons became less physical and more meditative. And when she instructed us to lie down and meditate on the sound of singing bowls and chimes for more than 20 minutes, I was done.
‘tsjing’

So three months ago I went together with my dear friend to our first Portuguese yoga. And it was a treat! My new teacher is a bright, positive spirit. She is inspiring, caring and makes us really enjoy the yoga exercises. Of course the lessons are in Portuguese, which means I have yoga and language course in one! And after that first lesson in the Academia d’Artes of Cinfães, I now follow the yoga lessons at Orgânica.Mente, in a dome on a hillside, with a view almost as beautiful as at our home.

And yes; my body is less stiff, my portuguese is improving as well. And it makes me feel more integrated too. What more could I wish for?


Portuguese yoga words

to breath ininspirar
to breath outexpirar
to relaxrelax
to stretchesticar
backwarda atrás
forwarda frente
to the leftà esquerda
to the rightà direita
downwarda baixo
upwarda cima
to dropdeixar cair
to turntornar
foot/feetpé/pés
leg/legsperna/pernas
knee/kneesjoelho/joelhos
buttocksnádegas
hipsanca/ancas
bellybarriga
backcostas
breastpeito
shouldersombros
am/armsbraço/braços
hand/handsmão/mãos
fingersdedos
toesdedos de pé
neckpescoço
headcabeça
facerosto
chinqueixo
tonguelingua
palateceu-da-boca
mouthboca
nosenariz
eyesolhos
lotus positionpostura do lótus

18 april 2019

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  1. I’m very happy for you!
    To find a nice yoga-teacher, practice in a beautiful place with friendly people it is just perfect!

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