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采访:Stella Zhang & 闲人捷

采访:Stella Zhang & 闲人捷

The good thing about kitten yoga is that there are adoptable kittens!

整理:Stella Zhang

整理:Stella Zhang

猫咪瑜伽的好处是有可领养的小猫!

翻译:闲人捷

翻译:闲人捷

The bad thing about kitten yoga is that you have to share these
wonderful baby animals with other people. These other people will try to
hog all the kittens, picking them up and holding them as they pretend to
move through a sun salutation.

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猫咪瑜伽不好的地方在于你必须和其他人分享这些美妙的小动物。这些人会试图霸占所有小猫,假装做祈阳式时把它们抱起来搂着。

为什么习练瑜伽

偶遇瑜伽,命中注定

The kittens will step on your mat as you flip into a warrior pose. You
won’t get the best workout at kitten yoga, but it’s hard to care when
your classmates are so fluffy.

Q: Why should we practice yoga?

Q: How do you make yoga a part of your life?

猫咪们会在你翻转成勇士式的时候踩到你的垫子上。你不会在猫咪瑜伽中得到最好的锻炼,但是当你的同学都这么毛绒绒的时候,你很难去关心这点了。

问:为什么要习练瑜伽?

问:瑜伽是如何成为您生活的一部分的?

“Kitten yoga is a great opportunity to get some exercise and [for]
kittens to get some social interaction with potential adopters,” Best
Friends Animal Society PR manager Hannah Stember tells The Post about
the new class, which will be offered monthly. Plus, she adds, “yoga is a
stress reliever.”

A: Some students told me that they come to yoga to get good body so they
can have a good husband.

A: Yoga is definitely part of my life.

好友动物协会的公关经理汉娜.斯坦博告诉《纽约邮报》:“猫咪瑜伽是一个锻炼身体的好机会,小猫可以和潜在的领养者进行社交互动。”这个新课程每个月都有。此外,她还补充道:“瑜伽是一种减压方式。”

答:有些学生告诉我她练习瑜伽是为了有个好身材,这样可以找个好老公。

瑜伽确实是我生命的一部分。

And this is fine, yoga would probably give them a good body, I just
don’t know whether it would give them a good husband though.

I’ve made a choice and decision that my life is better and it has more
purpose and meaning if I make yoga a part of my life.

这样也很好,练习瑜伽可能会有一个好身材,但是我不太确认瑜伽能给你带来一个好老公。

我做了选择和抉择让我的生命更美好,让瑜伽进入我的生活有着更多的意义和目的。

But along the way of getting a good body they will start to feel
themselves maybe.

But I think it took long time till this happen. It’s funny because I
don’t think I ever choose this.

不过,通过身体的习练他们将会开始感知自己。

但是我想这个发生拖了很长的时间。很有趣的是,我从未想过选择这些(瑜伽)。

And maybe they will start to connect through the practice to their own
heart and own spirit, start to look deeper to who they are and what they
are doing.

The first time I went into a yoga center was to be a builder.

也许他们开始通过习练连接心与灵,开始更深的关照他们是谁,又在做些什么。

我第一次进入瑜伽中心是作为一个建筑师。

This is what yoga is all about. It’s a journey of discovering yourself.

I was asked to build the house for the ashram. Ashram is like an Indian
concept.

这些就是关于瑜伽的一切:开始自我的发现之旅。

我被邀请去建一个类似印度修习营的中心。

It’s not a competition that I’m better than this person or worse.

This ashram is in the forest very near to where I lived in Australia.

人生不是一场我比他人更好或是更坏的赛场。

这个修习营在森林附近离我在澳大利亚的住处很近。

It’s about you.

It was set up around 40 years ago by Indians. It is the Indian style of
yoga.

所有这一切只与你自己有关。

是四十多年前由印度人建造,很有印度风格。

Everybody should come to the yoga class for themselves.

So it’s strange that I come to Indian style of yoga by accident. Or,
meant to be.

每一个人都应该为自己走入瑜伽教室。

所以我进入这个印度风格的修行营是个意外,或许,是命中注定。

It my get you connect to the separate part of you which is trying to
push you to the right and positive direction.

It took about 3 months. So I spent a lot of time sitting back and
watching everything that the people do.

这让你联结到自己的内心,并推动你走入正确的人生轨迹。

那个工程大概进行了3个月。所以我有很多机会坐在(教室)后面去观察每一个人在做什么。

I think I am very lucky because when I went to this ashram, I connected
with a lot of very good teachers who’d been teaching yoga for 30 or 40
years.

They all come and stay there for months or years. These people are
living yoga.

我想自己是非常幸运的,因为在修习营我遇到很多很优秀的老师,他们都有三四十年的瑜伽教学经验。

他们会在那个(瑜伽中心)待几个月甚至几年,就只是过瑜伽般的生活。

I was so lucky to have these people in my life at that time. Not just to
find a yoga center but to find one that has so many teachers that were
so wise and patient and kind.

They do classes, some are teachers, some are students and some are just
interested and want to understand what is happening.

我很幸运在此遇见他们。不光是在中心学习瑜伽,还有遇到那么多智慧、耐心和善良的老师。

在课堂上,他们有些是老师,有些是学生,有些人就是对瑜伽有兴趣想知道这些都发生了什么。

They wanted to teach and help people. And I think that everything I try
to do today comes from them.

And this was what I was surrounded by and watching.

他们愿意教授和帮助人们,我想我现在做得事情都得益于他们。

这些观察让我臣服。

In my tradition, I have a Guru. Guru is your teacher but not there to
solve your problem, he is there to inspire you to rise to your highest
potential.

At the very beginning, I thought these people were very strange and I
didn’t want to have any to do with them.

在这个传承里,我有一位上师。老师不是过来解决我的问题的,而是激发我最大的潜力。

刚开始的时候,我觉得这些人很奇怪,不愿和他们有任何交集。

Before you could help any other people or you could be useful to anyone
else, you must learn to solve all of your own problems.

I would build my house and go away. So when they kept inviting me to
come and do some yoga, I said no thank you.

在你帮助别人或是成为有用的人之前,你必须学会解决自己的问题。

我打算完成这个建筑工程就离开。所以当他们邀请我一起做瑜伽的时候,我说,算了吧,谢谢。

So that no matter what situation life brings to you, you can be content.

But the one thing that I observed was that even though those people were
really weird they were all really happy.

所以,无论生活如何变化,你要都能应对。

但是,我观察到一件事,这些人确实奇怪,也确实很幸福。

瑜伽:情绪控制

And that made me start to wonder how’d this make them happy.

Q: Does yoga have anything to do with emotion control?

这些都促使我想知道,什么让他们如此快乐。

问:瑜伽能帮你控制情绪吗?

Before my leave, they kept inviting me to yoga class.

A: There is no point of being angry or sad which doesn’t help anything.
Everybody has positive feelings and emotions and negative ones.

在我离开之前,他们一直坚持邀请我过来上瑜伽课。

答:愤怒和悲伤是毫无意义的,解决不了任何问题。每个人都有积极的情绪和消极的情绪。

I just refused because I thought myself was already strong and getting
strong was the purpose of yoga I understood by then.

I don’t think you could stop these things. But you could learn to live
with them.

我一直拒绝,因为我觉得瑜伽只是能让人强壮而已,而我已经很强壮了。那是我对瑜伽最初的认知。

我不认为你能够停止这些情绪,但是你可以学会和这些情绪相处。

But in the end, I was about to leave, I thought I should go try one yoga
class that can’t hurt me.

And you can learn to not make them affect your life so strongly.

但是在最后,当我要离开的时候,我想我去试下瑜伽课吧,反正也不会有什么损失。

学习如何让情绪不要过度干扰到你的生活。

So I took 2 yoga classes and I could not believe that I felt so good
after these yoga classes.

Some people they hold on to these feeling of anger or fear and their
whole life become anger and fear.

所以我去上了2节瑜伽课,课后,我简直难以置信,感觉太好了!

一些人因为不愿放下恐惧或是愤怒,而让自己整个人生变得恐惧和愤怒。

I wondered may be that was why these people were so happy.

It means all that they could give other people is anger and fear which
is not a good way for anybody.

我开始理解,为什么这些人如此幸福了。

这意味着他们也会施加给别人愤怒和恐惧,这对谁都没有好处。

And in this time at my life, I have been working for 20 years in
business which I was quite successful in.

So I think yoga is about to understand there would be time to be happy
and there would be time to be sad.

在这之前,我已经工作了近20年,而且还相当成功。

所以瑜伽就是让我们知道生活总是有喜有悲。

I was a boss and had many people working for me. But I had a lot of
worry and pressure and stress in my life.

You need to find a way, among all of these things, to be content no
matter what feeling or emotion it is that is within you.

我原先是个老板,而且有很多员工。但是我的生活中有很多焦虑和压力。

你需要做到一种方式,无论发生什么,不管内心升起什么感受和情绪都要坦然面对。

I realized that money would not bring me happiness so I went to live in
the forest to live with nature quietly and try to find some happiness.

So you can be sitting there and you can be angry but you can still
smile.

我意识到钱并不能给我带来很多快乐,所以我就住在了森林里去亲近自然,希望能找回快乐。

所以你可以坐在那里很生气,可是依然会微笑。

And this was the time when yoga came into my life. In the 2 classes I
just did some asana and a little bit of breathing.

It takes practice but the first thing you must come to understand is
that this can happen.

这时瑜伽进入了我的生活。在那两节瑜伽课上我仅仅是做了一些体式和呼吸的练习。

做到这步肯定是需要练习的,但首先你要相信这些是可以做到的。

That’s why I couldn’t understand because I thought this was so simple
but it really had affect on me.

If you don’t believe you can be positive in this way, you’ll never be in
this way.

我不太明白为何这么简单的事会影响到我。

如果你不信自己可以以这种方式做到积极,那么你永远也做不到。

I heard all of the people in this ashram talking they had a yoga course
which would take 3 years and teach about the history and philosophy of
yoga, the anatomy and how to do the practices.

It’s like when I first demonstrated handstand in the class, I looked at
all of the students and I could see everyone of them going “Why is he
showing us this practice? I can never do this”.

我听说修习营有一个3年的课程,是关于瑜伽历史、哲学和解剖学,还有瑜伽习练的。

当我给刚学习的同学上头倒立时,我看着他们,他们脸上写着,为什么我要做这个,我永远也做不了这个。

Since I was living 10 minutes away and had plenty of spare time and I
enjoyed of study, I decided that I would do this yoga training course.

But in 5 min, they have all done it even it’s only for a second or two.

从我住的地方到这里只需要10分钟,我热爱学习又有充足的时间,所以我决定上这个课程。

但是5分钟之后,他们做到了,哪怕只是维持1、2秒。

So I have lived half of my life very different way.

It is a really good example of showing our mind stops us from doing so
many things because we do not believe.

所以,我的后半生有了不一样的生活。

这很好的展示了,我们以为做不到的事情,都是头脑告诉你的,

I started off as an apprentice in a communication company and I worked
my way up over 20 years then I became the boss.

So everybody has a choice. And I think the time when we understand that
we can all be in control of our life or we can have a positive effect on
our life no matter whether we are successful or unsuccessful, rich or
poor, we can still find contentment in purpose.

我在一家通讯公司实习,用了20年的时间成为老板。

所以,我们每个人都可以选择。一旦我们明白我们可以掌控自己的生活,我们可以积极的过一生,无论成功与否,无论富裕与否,我们都应该知足。

So I understand what it’s like to be at bottom and what it’s like to
come up and to be at the top. It’s not a good life style.

But we have to come to that choice ourselves, to that understanding
ourselves.

所以,我懂得如何从底层做到高层。这不是一个好的生活方式。

但是那必须是自己的选择,基于对自我的了解。

Too much money and too much worry.

And as a yoga teacher, I am interested in guiding people to see that and
to make that choice for themselves.

太多的金钱导致太多的焦虑。

作为瑜伽老师,我更愿意引领他们去发现他们可以自己去做选择。

This leads to every night you going out to drink with everybody, you do
not eat well, you do not exercise well, gambling and other crazy things.

Sometimes you do this not by saying anything but just by your actions,
the way you are.

这导致你夜夜笙歌,吃垃圾食品,不常健身,赌博或是其他疯狂的事。

有时身教胜于言传。

But if someone had told me then, it’s not a way for happiness, I
wouldn’t have believed them.

And people will see things that they respect or do not respect in
different people.

不过,如果那时有人和我说,这样不能幸福,我肯定不会相信他的。

人们经常会因为一些事对不同的人表示尊敬或是不尊敬。

We learn everything through our experience in our life.

Subconsciously when we see positive things in people we will think “I
would like to try and be like that”.

我们通过自己的人生经验学习。

潜意识里,当我们看到正能量的事情,我会说,我喜欢这个我要试一下。

The mistakes we made are for a reason.

And maybe we will see negative things in people we will think “I should
try not to do like that person”.

我们犯错是有原因的。

有时我们看到负能量的人,我们会想我才不要像他一样。

They are for us to learn which is the right way and which is the wrong
way.

I think this the way of teaching. A good teacher doesn’t have to say a
word which is useful in China if you don’t speak in Chinese. (LOL)

这些(错误)让我们学会哪些是正确的方式,哪些是错误的方式。

我想这这也是一种教学方法。一个好的老师不用说一个词,学生也能明白。这在中国非常有用,因为我不会说中文。

So I guess you could say that in some ways, all this time I was sort of
doing yoga but I just didn’t realize I was doing it.

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从某种意义上说,我在做瑜伽,但我只是没有意识到。

冥想:与内在的联结

I could remember that I went to the charge of education in the ashram
because I thought I didn’t be able to start the study due to less
experience in yoga.

Q: Compare to other kind of yoga practice, it seems meditation does not
have standard steps. Is that true?

我记得当我有机会在修习营学习时,我想我没有学习过瑜伽,该如何开始呢?

问:与其他的瑜伽习练相比,冥想好像没有固定的标准和晋级。是这样吗?

I asked “what do I have to do before the class”. And this big, scared
man laughed suddenly and said “You are an old soul, you have being done
this for a long time.”

皇家88平台,A: Really there is standard step but it is actually different from each
person. And it will take different time for every person.

我问:“在课前我需要做什么吗?”然后,一个高大威猛的男人突然笑了:“你是一个老灵魂了,你做这些已经很久远了。”

答:其实是有标准的,不过对于每个人是不同的。这样用的时间也是不同的。

I looked at him and thought I have only done this for 2 classes, I
didn’t really understand what he meant. That’s how I got involved with
yoga 20 years ago.

Like none of you are the same. You all have different experiences and
come to meditation class for different reasons and purposes.

我看着他想到,我才上了两节课,我当时并不理解这句话的意思。而现在我做瑜伽已经20多年了。

没有人是相同的。每个人因不同的原因和目的会有不同的冥想体验。

And I think still I am studying in the course. I am very happy this all
came to me because I never woke up on morning and said “Wow, my life
would be good if I go and study yoga and become a yogi or a teacher.”
This is what I believe in “Something Else”.

Some people could understand only with 2 classes and some people come to
for 102 classes and then they would understand.

我想一直在此学习。我很愉快这一切发生在我身上,因为我之前从未想过有天早上醒来说:“我的人生会很好如果我去学瑜伽变成瑜伽士或是老师。”我相信还有一些事指引着我。

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