Oli Aloha

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Jun 12, 2019 21:29
Tomorrow, I'm going to my hula class.
In the last two lessons, we learned some important Hawaiian (language) and "Oli Aloha."

The "Oli" means like chanting prayers.
Here is Oli Aloha in a YouTube video which is similar to the one we learned.


According to our instructor, Hawaiian chant the Oli whenever they enter sacred and spiritual places.

As for hula dancers, before they enter their dance studios, they throw away all the unholy mind and take with only good feelings inside.

The beginning of our class, we chant the Oli Aloha to make an atmosphere while holding our hands next to each other so that we could concentrate on our lesson.

Hawaiian uses the word Aloha in greetings and farewells and in expressing love. The direct translation from Hawaiian to English is the presence of divine breath. The word has also come to be used as an acronym for a list of virtues.

Aloha is the keyword - the acronyms were made to 'fit' later

Akahi- kindness to be expressed with tenderness
Lokahi- unity to be expressed with harmony
Oluolu- agreeable to be expressed with pleasantness
Haahaa- humility to be expressed with modesty
Ahonui- patience to be expressed with perseverance

I have to memorize the Oli until I can speak from memory.
Even though I had enough time to practice it for three weeks, I didn't work on until yesterday. ^^;