Having been there for 4 days now, we went to have breakfast this morning at 7:45 a.m. For the first time there was the typical “Puri Puri”. These are fried dough bubbles that we really enjoyed. Then we went straight to school. Today, we were able to participate in various workshops led by school teachers on Indian culture and school. There was no school because of a strike, so the teachers were able to be there for us. We went to yoga first. A yoga master first showed us the theoretical basis of his work, which primarily concerned breathing, as he emphasized several times in the practical explanation that followed. It was a lot of fun and surprisingly tiring.
We then moved on to “Arts and Crafts”. Here we received advice directly from two teachers at the school on how to create a harmonious image from color snippets. We also rehearsed two different dances in two groups with motivated coaches. “Classical” and “Indian Folk”. Our fourth lesson was with the music teacher. He was firmly convinced that he would teach us a typical Indian song – but we failed miserably in the fast part. Still, it was a lot of fun. One of the highlights for us was karate training with 4 male black belts. At the end, after the self-defense training, eight of us were allowed to break bricks, which we all did brilliantly. It was an exciting and informative day and we can’t wait to see what the last few days here in Bangalore bring us.
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