【MyStoryMySpeech】My yoga journey (I)

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moiausis
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My yoga journey (I)

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写得有点长,加上背景音乐,读得比较慢,所以分成了两个部分 ;)

My yoga journey (I)

It was in 2007 that I finally started yoga, even though I had been curious about it for long time. At the beginning I did my own practice by following Bryan Kest's Power yoga DVDs, and I fell in love with it right away.

The more I practiced, the more I wanted to learn. At the end of 2008, I made the big decision to indulge myself completely into yoga. I signed up to a one-year intensive teacher training program with Ashtanga yoga master Mark Darby. Since then, I never stopped my yoga practice and teaching.

It was not an easy journey for me. I went through injuries because I pushed myself too hard; I got jealous and unhappy when I saw others improve faster than me; I wanted to quit because it was difficult to get up early in the morning when it was -25c outside; I was also frustrated and disappointed with myself for not being able to move on to next asana for long time, because my teacher said that I was not ready.

Finally and slowly, I learned to accept who I am, don't compare with others, or myself. Be present, do whatever I can at the moment.

I learned a lot from my yoga practice, and the most important thing is to be patient. The founder of Ashtanga yoga, K pattabi Jois, said, ‘Do you practice and all is coming.’

When I started to practice Supta Kurmasana, my teacher always joked that my arms and legs are too short so that it was practically impossible to get into this pose. However, after many years of practice, I was able not only to do this asana, but also move on to Eka pada sirsasana, Dwi pada sirsasana, Yoginidrasana, etc.

  (Eka pada sirsasana)

I heard many people say that yoga is very boring, you just sit there and breathe. But in fact, many doctors consider yoga, special power yoga and Ashtanga yoga, similar to weight lift training. There are many different styles of yoga, like Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinysa, Iyengar, hot yoga, Yin yoga, restorative yoga, etc. The most important thing is to find the style suits your needs, get a teacher that you trust, add the practice to your schedule, then keep doing it.

Yoga is more than a way to be more flexible. Its therapeutic effects reach beyond physical fitness and mental relaxation. Yoga is, at its core, a spiritual discipline. 

To be continued...

甜虫虫
wow, 好棒!文章写得很好, 朗诵一样棒!你的耐心坚持更要赞!!!
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beautifulwind
板凳!!
树的花花世界
我也练了十几年yoga,可惜focus 是个问题。
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beautifulwind
Now I know that you are good at so many things including ur all

talents,skills and dealing with  things because you have been practicing Yoga  not only with your body but also your mental cultivation for such a long time. 

Your English is perfect! You are excellent at listening, speaking, writing, reading, intonation and pronounciation, on every aspect!

I admire you very much!!

 

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rockcurrent
文字好,读的真好,声音太好听!后期处理好,美女的辫子真长。赞
移花接木
神奇说话与唱歌声音很大不同,does evolution happen 2 ur limbs? Long enough ...

Does evolution happen to your arms and legs? So they get long enough to be in that pose now? Like giraffe's neck bones?

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rockcurrent
and to be continued! 期待中。
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moiausis
谢谢虫虫 ;)喜欢上了,就不觉得坚持是一种辛苦
m
moiausis
慢慢来吧,乐在其中就好,anyway, yoga is a joourney, 对吧 :)
m
moiausis
美风太过奖了,我是玩心大,典型的安于现状,不求上进,哈哈哈 ;))
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moiausis
谢谢喜欢 ;))正好之前唱过梵语圣歌,觉得和内容还蛮配的 ;)

观察很细致哈,一直留长发多年了 ;)

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moiausis
是,我讲中文音调高些,讲英语,特别是上瑜伽课,

音调就低很多 ;)虽然我很希望,但四肢肯定不会更长。不过是随着柔软性和力量的增加,让有些以前可望而不可即的动作变得容易一些而已。

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moiausis
嗯,过两天配另一首圣歌 ;)
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beautifulwind
是不是脖子会长一些?spine会长一些?因为posture会更伸展一些?:)
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moiausis
人也许会看起来高一些,体姿更挺拔 ;)不过也是因人而异喔

好些人,只有在练瑜伽的时候才注意这些,一回到日常的生活,就回到老样子,那效果自然就差一些了。毕竟,就算天天练习,也只是一,两个小时而已。养成正确的生活方式,并持之以恒,才能真正的有效。

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beautifulwind
哈哈,还没问你呢,你猜出来rockcurrent是谁了吗?你认识的:)
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moiausis
而且也不是脖子或脊柱更长了,只是有可能之前这些部位

因为不好的姿态有些弯曲或压迫,比如含胸,驼背等,通过练习之后纠正了这些问题,自然就看起来更长了

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FuRongLi
Excellent story on your practice of Yoga! Excellent writing &

Excellent story on your practice of Yoga! Excellent writing & decent speech with American accent. 

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moiausis
看你下面问了其他人,是诗人忒忒绿?
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beautifulwind
是,好的posture比不好的posture感觉能高5cm:)
m
moiausis
谢谢芙蓉里 ;)十几年的经历,感触颇深 ;)
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beautifulwind
哈哈,是诗人,但不是忒忒绿,接着猜:)提示:谁比较浪漫,文笔很好来着?
忒忒绿
佩服得不行不行的,明天一两个小时瑜伽。英文真棒,赞
忒忒绿
每天早上起床时候我都高出来10厘米左右,到晚上睡觉的时候又缩回去了
忒忒绿
期待下回!多上些照片哦
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beautifulwind
哈哈哈,你白天练的什么功?:)
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TJKCB
grammar errors:-) Learning from my own errors/spot-on yours

1) "However, after many years of practice, I was able not only to do this asana, but also move on to Eka pada sirsasana, Dwi pada sirsasana, Yoginidrasana, etc." (parallel structure)

Use: but also to move...

2) "for long time" (missing article)

Use: for a long time.

3) "I heard many people say that yoga is very boring, you sit there and breathe. " (common splice)

Use: I heard many people say that yoga is very dull; you sit there and breathe. 

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xiaosai
wow, I'm so impressed! The music, your story, the way

you tell your story. Can't wait to hear more. You have such beautiful voice. 

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beautifulwind
恭喜仙女。首页进来,谢谢网管,圣诞MSMS “My Yoga journey” 挂首成功:)