Association „Balta maja”
Exploratory, Sincere and Sporting Activities in May
The project’s “Support for Association’s “Balta maja” Work in Strengthening Participatory Democracy in Latgale Region” (project’s contract No.: 2012.EEZ/DAP/MAC/152) implementation continues. The project was undertaken in 2013 and will continue till the end of the year 2015. The project’s implementation provides regular support to the association and strengthens the knowledge of its staff. The project is supported by the European Economic area financial mechanism 2009 ‑ 2014 period program’s “NGO fond” sub-programme “Programme of Support for the Activities of Non-governmental Organisations”.
May has unnoticeably passed, but at the same time there have been a lot of interesting and valuable events. The brightest of them have been the meetings in the club “Rudens Rozes”, the negotiations on the subject “Mother” because May is known as the month of worshiping mothers and the club “Gundegas” meetings and negotiations on a green living, active lifestyle and good nutrition. There were also sporting activities – summery and innovative fitness classes together with Viktorija Mihailova.
Every Wednesday this month – on 6th, 13th,20th and 27th May the active gymnastics, at noon – senior age activists and in the evening – all those who wanted to do gymnastics gathered with one thought to maintaintheir body in good shape and to keep their spirits up. Together with non-traditional medical professional Viktorija Mihailova they realised their intentions wonderfully.
As recognized by many respondents, regular attendance of fitness classes has given a sense of satisfaction on the progress made. The participants have also trained both willpower and muscle strength. All these activities and the gained benefits make up the joint “picture of health”, which proves that physical health and mental health are linked. Alongside classic gymnastics and meditation gymnasts now learn and are grateful to apply innovative aids – special rubber bands, which provide extra load to muscles while exercising and in this way the time of exercising is shortened. Gymnastics can improve the body’s defence against diseases, restore and heal protracted muscle and body problems. Doing gymnastics will continue – even in summer!
On 20th May the members of club “Gundegas” had a meetingin the association “Balta maja” to raise the issue of a greenliving, e.g., the consumption of products that have not undergone heat treatment, etc. They alsoshared the recipes of greenspring – summer cocktails, foods and presented different ideas, tips and talked about their experiences. As always, also this time participants recognized that jointnegotiations onhealth, sharing valuableexperiences, newideas, initiativesandgainingthe pleasure ofbeing togetheristhe cornerstone ofhealthandvitality. The joyousandinspirational“Gundegas” are cognitive andinquisitive, persistent and creativein their way of expression.“Gundegas” bloomand in summer they do it evenbrighter!
The club’s “Rudens Rozes” golden topic of the negotiation on 27th May was about mother. May is the month that evokesblossomingfeelings and gratitude to our life, love and caregiver-mother.”Rudens Rozes” in a sincere atmosphere and negotiations revealed their vision of what it means to be a mother and named the colours that recall their childhood. The members also tried to express in words the beautiful and radiantblessingwhich waslaid in their hearts by their mothers. Furthermore, the participants analyzed and evaluated the role of the mother, the values in modern society. This meeting was especially emotional and important because touching upon the topic of a mother consciously or unconsciously touches everyone’s soul. As acknowledged by the participants, such negotiations are extremely important, as in everyday life we often don’t have enough time for the most precious ones. Participants were pleased to have such opportunity! The people of “Balta Maja” who do handicraft and “Celotaju klubs” have become slightly lazier due to the approaching summer. Probably the members of “Celotaju klubs” now are actively travelling in order to share the stories about the places they have seen and the feeling they have experiences. The handicraft enthusiasts are preparing for the new season by learning new, modern and creative techniques- more summery and in brighter colours and forms.
The summery mood and bustle continues in the association “Balta Maja”. Informative, thematic events and various activities are planned also in June. Let this summer be productive, inspirational and full with sunny, valuable and rich activities for everyone! The association “Balta Maja” invites you to enrich yourself and like-minded persons also in the summer.
The program is funded by the EEZ Grants and Latvian State
Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
This publication has been prepared by the EEA Financial Mechanism and Latvian State financial support. For the content of this publication responsible is association „Balta maja”.