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17/08/2020

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. 

 

Women doing yoga at Cala Esmeralda Beach

 

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. 

 

Woman sitting on the sand and doing yoga

 

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!! 

 

Women near the sea after yoga practice

 

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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A walk along the coast
02/05/2022
A walk along the coast
The walk (or run for those who are feeling energetic) starts from one of our hotels located in Cala d'Or, Mallorca. Walk towards Cala sa Nau until you reach the cycle path (if you’re coming from Sa Marina join the cycle path at the roundabout at the entrance to Cala d'Or next to the Cespa petrol station). From the other hotels head along Calle de s'Espalmador and, keeping to this street, continue until you reach the start of the cycle path that takes you to the Cala sa Nau/Cala Mitjana path. After approximately 1km turn right along an unpaved track towards Cala Mitjana (cars are not allowed along here). This track leads right to the cove. Once there, have a short rest and take in the extraordinary beauty of the landscape. In summer a ‘capfico’ (a dip in the sea) is a must, although you can also take one in winter. Sea lovers and swimming enthusiasts will not be able to resist the turquoise waters and will want to plunge straight in. If you have never tried cold water swimming, we would encourage you to give it a go. It’s a very special experience.     Did you know that swimming makes up happy? The relaxing sensation of the water against our bodies reduces stress and releases powerful endorphins that improve our wellbeing. So, leave your worries behind and take a dip in one of the world’s clearest seas.   After your rest continue along the route towards Es Puntàs and Es Cossi, two stunning sites along this coastal terrain. Take a cobbled path that runs parallel to the left of the cove (avoid the paved road as it’s private and you might get told off). The next section takes you over the rocks (it can be a bit uncomfortable so we recommend wearing trainers with a thick sole or walking boots) heading east until you see the impressive hole of Es Puntàs crag. This is a very popular spot with rock climbers. The coast between Cala Serena and Cala sa Nau is a top spot for those who do psicobloc, also known as deep-water soloing, and in spring and summer you’ll see people doing it. Young people who are fans of this extreme sport come from as far away as the United States and Australia to do this type of free climbing. It is very dangerous and has resulted in a number of deaths. The pioneer and person responsible for naming the sport was the Mallorcan Miquel Riera. He made this type of climbing fashionable among his acquaintances from all over the world. The Mallorcan pop group Antònia Font dedicated a song to him.       The island has excellent climbing training centres if you want to give it a go or improve your technique so you can climb in uniquely beautiful natural settings. We recommend you do not climb alone, always let someone know where you are going to climb and take all safety measures. Mallorca is a paradise for adventure sports such as scuba diving, kayaking, caving, snorkelling and climbing.     Geology This coastline is formed of karst platforms that originated under the sea during the Tertiary Period, some 10 million years ago. Along the low stepped cliffs, sea erosion has created areas of smooth rock covered by sea water. The area closest to Cala sa Nau has an almost lunar landscape, with large formations of marés sandstone (ancient mangrove swamps) containing fossils of shells and other living creatures trapped in time.       Flora Although the coast is hit by heavy storms from the east during the winter months and conditions for plants are tough due to the salinity of the environment, you can see true survivors such as saltpetre, sea fennel,  juniper trees (one of the native trees that is most resistant to the salt thrown at them by the easterly storms) and a few small pine trees that are reminiscent of Japanese bonsais because the wind and salty water stunt their growth, sculpting them into unusual forms.     Fauna If you are a nature lover, we recommend taking binoculars on the walk. Look out for the flight of the cormorant (Phalacrocoracide) coming and going from its home in the cracks in the rocks, the colourful bee-eater (Merops apiaster), the majestic Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonorae) and listen out for the song of the blue rock thrush (Monticola solitarius). The walk takes you through cultivated fields and pine groves where you might see red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa), Eurasian hoopoes (Upupa epopos), European goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis), red kites (Milvus milvus) and great tits (Parus major). Some migratory species can only be seen in certain months. If you’re lucky you might even get to see dolphins when the sea is calm (the best time is the early morning or evening).     Toponomy Some points of interest are Es Cossi, Es Puntàs, Sa Cova de Cala sa Nau and Forat d’en Mengo. The latter is only visible from the sea and is highly recommended as a kayaking trip. For more information check out our adventure sports partner: marimonte-online.com   Head towards Cala sa Nau leaving Es Puntàs on the right with its majestic window out on to the sea. Soon you’ll see Cala sa Nau in the background. Walk near the sea over the rocks. We recommend following the red trail left on the rocks by walkers (if you stray from this path the rocks become very sharp and walking is very uncomfortable).   A surprise awaits you on the walk that will take you right back to prehistoric times on our island. You can see the funerary hypogea or burial caves at Cala sa Nau. Archaeologists cannot agree on their date, but it would appear that they are from the Pretalayotic period (between the 3rd millennium BC and the end of the 2nd millennium BC). The Pretalayotic period is the name given to the first cultural manifestation of prehistoric society on the Gymnesian Islands (as Mallorcan and Menorca were known before the Roman conquest). You’ll find the burial chambers on your left right at the end of the path. Then have a final dip in the waters of the cove or sunbathe on the warm sand and enjoy a few moments of relaxation. We recommend avoiding the hottest months of the year and the middle of the day. The route is ideal for walking between October and May and is best done in the morning.   The return route is straightforward along a paved track towards Cala Ferrera-Cala d'Or and then retrace your steps along the route you have just taken to return.     We hope you enjoy your walk. Remember to leave nature as you find it and take any rubbish home with you in your rucksack. Musical recommendation to accompany the walk: Antònia Font ‘Un Minut Estroboscòpica’.    
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