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HARI OM TAT SAT

17/08/2020

HARI OM TAT SAT 

 

Are you a yoga fan or are you already an addict? 

 

In inturotel we are passionate about yoga. What about you? What is your experience with yoga? 

 

We want to share our yoga experience with you. Many years ago our inturotel CEO  fell in love with this oriental discipline, she had had healthy problems and decided to try with this ancient body & mind therapy to recover and try to change some habits. It turned out to be  so effective and beneficial for her that she decided to let our guests approach the practice of yoga during their stay at our hotel. Since then, we organize yoga classes at the paradisiacal beach of Cala Esmeralda in Majorca island. 

 

 

Yoga is a very convinient type of physical exercise and we can undoubtly state that its most  valuable benefit is the chance to reconnect with “your real you”, the things that really matters, the  peace of your mind & spirit. It provides us a precious time, a time with ourselves, with our tired bodies, overwelmed minds & distressed spirits. After ending a profitable class you will feel in a new calm mood that will definitely surprise you the first time. This sensation, this particular  feeling is the cause of your addiction, you go on and on with your yoga practice to feel so great again. 

 

Yoga is a path that has to be walked with short but strong steps. Work on patience, self-respect but also respect for the others, it is a learning process to know yourself better and to awakes your consciousness. 

 

Our yoga teachers loves yoga and the slow movement in general. What we basically practice in inturotel classes is Hatha yoga, this type of yoga pays attention to the union of body, mind and spirit achieved by means of asanas, pranayamas and meditation. 

A basic hatha yoga class should integrate “asanas” ( physical postures ), “pranayamas” ( breathing exercises ) and an inner state of conciousness reached with relaxation and meditation. By practicing Hatha yoga you learn how to breath properly and focus your attention to clear your mind from thoughts, personal expectations, doubts, anxieties... in order to enter a calm and balanced state of body and mind. Sadly these emotional disorders are so present on our lives, but yoga can be an open door to those that suffer from them. 

 

Everybody can practice yoga, in spite of your age, religion, weight or physical condition, because the focus is on relaxation and relieving stress. Don’t worry if your are not flexible enough or you can’t follow the rhythm of the class. Be conscious, breath deeply... and step by step you will experiment a big change on you. 

 

The Benefits of yoga are so many, you gain flexibility, muscles strength and tonification, you also relieve stress and improve your body posture… the list is so large! but in summary it improves your overall health including your mood. After a yoga class we normally feel in a better mood, we’re more kind, empathetic with others and most of us show a radiant smile. 

 

Health is wealth, mental peace is happiness, yoga is the way!! 

 

So whether you are a fan or a profan we invite you to book your next holidays on inturotel.com and join our big yoga family. We practice every day early in the morning from Monday to Friday in Cala Esmeralda beach in front of our spectacular only adults hotel inturotel cala esmeralda. You are more than welcomed! 

 

 

Holidays provide health, unforgettable memories & happiness, by practicing yoga during your holidays you will make the experience out of this world. Inturotel would like to be your partner in this trip! 

 

Good practice, Namaste! 

 

Inturotel family 

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Ensaïmada: the sweet taste of Mallorca
17/12/2020
Ensaïmada: the sweet taste of Mallorca
Ensaïmada: the sweet taste of Mallorca   Travelling to Mallorca and taking one, or several, ensaimadas back home is a tradition amongst visitors to the island. Today we invite you to discover the history of this island delicacy, and the best places to try it. Sound good?     The origin of the Mallorcan ensaïmada   The “ensaïmada” is of Hebrew origin, and comes from a kind of sweet bread, similar to the brioche, that used to be prepared for the Sabbath, the holy day of the Jewish religion. The recipe developed into the ensaïmada we now know thanks to the converted Jews who stayed to live on Mallorca after the diaspora – a recipe that has not changed since then, over 500 years ago: strong flour, water, sugar, eggs, sourdough and lard. Originally in the Jewish homes of Mallorca, it was prepared using olive oil instead of lard. It was in 1492, when the Jews were expelled from Spain, that the converts were obliged to make an external display of their Christian faith by eating things forbidden by their previous religion. These prohibited foodstuffs included lard, or pork fat, which from that moment on replaced olive oil in the method of this ancient recipe. Simple, and yet delicious!     In the 17th century, we find the first texts that speak of the Ensaïmada de Mallorca, which now enjoys Protected Designation of Origin and Protected Geographical Indication, recognised as such since 1996. It was from the 18th century on that it began to be popularly consumed amongst the middle and upper classes, who accompanied the cake with a cup of hot chocolate for their afternoon tea. The ensaïmada achieved significant popularity, and started to be exported to other countries in the 19th century.   Mallorca has a grand tradition of baking breads and pastries, two of the oldest guilds on the island. Which is why there is a host of places where you can try an exquisite ensaïmada. Although we would like to propose the following five places, which are very traditional among the inhabitants of the island, and where you will doubtless enjoy the experience.       Five places you can eat a delicious ensaïmada   For an ensaïmada accompanied by an artisanal ice cream or a hot chocolate, the best option is the emblematic Ca’n Joan de s’Aigo, established in the year 1700 and now with three establishments in Palma. You simply must taste one along with a glass of ‘meringue milk’ (leche merengada) ice cream, one of the most authentic options.   El Horno de Santo Cristo, with over 60 years of experience: you can eat the  ensaïmada on the premises or take it home with you in the original, typical octagonal cardboard box.   In Inca, in the centre of the island, the small, discrete Forn de Sant Francesc contains some wonderful sweetmeats. Here you can try the ensaïmada that won the prize for The Best Ensaimada in the World in the first competition of its kind, held in 2017.   And in our own area, we recommend two establishments. In Cala d’Or, very close to our hotels, you will find a local Forn i pastisseria Terrassa, which has been making one of the best ensaïmadas in the Migjorn region since 1936. And in the tiny town of S’Horta, 7 kilometres from our hotels, is the Forn de S’Horta, a traditional bakery with cafeteria service where you can try a delicious ensaïmada with your favourite drink in the sunshine.     And naturally, we invite you to try the delicious ensaïmada we have prepared for you in our Inturotel buffets. We look forward to seeing you in Mallorca. Bon profit!    
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