Short story of how yoga changed my life 内在美

Start practicing yoga changed my life.

告别健身房的挥汗如雨,开始练习瑜伽后,让我急躁的生活变得舒缓,和谐。

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Try to picture this situation.

New job & busy time. Phone calls, meetings, trips, a whole new team to get familiar with and a completely new lifestyle that kept me out of home for three to four days every week. And while I was perfectly happy about my professional development, I felt that the fitness routine I was used to (jumps, squats and push-ups with pumping beats) was not keeping me satisfied anymore.

This was because of different reasons, but the main ones were in fact two: firstly, I was talking with people all the time, in the noise and on the go, and so, when off, I needed something more introvert and… silent. Secondly I was so tired in the evening I couldn’t even have a chat my husband, let alone get on my bike to go to some gym.

如果你也跟我一样有过下面的经历与体会。

刚刚换了一份新工作,忙着适应新的工作环境,新的同事。整个人像是长在电话上;不停地开会,辗转各地出差;试着与新的团队磨合,一周倒有大半时间在外面奔波。既感慨职业有了新发展,又担心精力跟不上,总担心哪天不小心身心俱崩。

每天工作的时候脑子不停地转,又要跟人不停地讲话,所以每到下班的时候,经常累地跟老公说话的力气都没有;这时我就想安安静静地,完全放松下来。如果再让我去健身房,我想死的心都有了。

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Things had to change. And they did. When I tried yoga for the first time. The teacher – now friend – Theresa introduced me to a beautiful space – Zamani in Beijing – and invited me to let everything go and focus on myself. All during a yoga class.

再这样下去我就该出师未捷身先死了,就在这时,我开始尝试练习瑜伽。瑜伽老师Theresa给我介绍了一个特别棒的教室 Zamani;Theresa在帮助我练习的时候,开始更注重引导怎样专注于内心,集中于内在。

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I was stiff, with no patience and pretty sure that yoga would not be for me.

I had always been looking for action, sweat, pulse, full speed – and I never thought I would find this in yoga.

练习动作的时候,我全身僵硬;自己做不了动作的时候又特别急躁,分分钟想冲出去。

我一直就觉得自己不适合练瑜伽,更热衷激烈地锻炼心肺的运动方式;不过慢慢地,我有了全新的体验。

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Yoga changed my way of looking at things; it taught me the art of breathing and perseverance. It made me stronger and my muscles leaner. It gave me calm and energy at the same time.

Now I practice early in the morning, in the stomach only a glass of lemon-y water. And only then I feel ready to face my day, with its challenges and opportunities.

关注与内心改变了我看问题的角度:在练习中,瑜伽的深度呼吸非常有助于人舒缓紧张的心情;强调坚持完成瑜伽动作。我能感到自己对身体的控制慢慢变强,肌肉也渐渐紧致。与此同时,我不再烦躁,心情平和。

现在,每天早晨我空腹喝一杯柠檬水,然后我都会练习一段瑜伽;坚持下来后,每天即使再忙碌,到了晚上也不会感觉整个人被掏空。

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If you are reading this post and you have never tried yoga – well, I really encourage you to get out and get flat on the mat.

If you have tried it already, or if you usually practice, what about you reach out to me and we go together next time?

诸位,如果您正巧在读这篇文章,而您从没尝试过瑜伽的话,我鼓励您去试一试。

当然,如果你也练习瑜伽,那我们哪天偶遇一下,怎么样?

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The pictures are taken from www.nudeyogagirl.com and they very well represent what yoga can do you to your spirit and body. You do become beautiful inside & out.

所有照片由www.nudeyogagirl.com提供;瑜伽的美在于投入,内心的宁静让外在更美。

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Translation by Jasmine Wang.

翻译由Jasmine Wang 完成。


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