Sometimes there are days when we want more to “play” than “work”. During these kind of days the best way to begin a training is with “zoo” capoeira. Although this form of capoeira seems to be the most suitable for kids but sometimes “young adults” needs to play too. The name “zoo” naturally implies animals. The way we warm up is by imitating how certain animals move such as the cat (“gato”), the spider (“aranha”). These are perfect tools to let go the day-to-day pressure we experience, especially when living in a society where we feel like we need to be serious in order to be taken more seriously. Sometimes we just need to be silly, and not take life or ourselves so seriously.
Author: Giedrė Kotryna Kazragytė