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斯里兰卡科隆坡的姐妹情谊 | 心灵旅行 Heartfelt Friendship in Colombo

我一直相信,这个世界上有两种人,一种人,他知道如何爱自己;另外一种人,他也把爱自己作为人生重要的目标,并走在这条道路上。这真的非常重要,因为只有懂得爱自己的人,才懂得如何爱别人。我觉得我很幸运,因为,我一直在做着自己热爱的事。享受一次水疗瑜珈课程或者旅行时放松小憩一段时间是我“爱自己”的方式。去国外放松心灵的时候,参加一些相关课程会为旅行体验增添色彩和能量。

为这次的斯里兰卡之行做功课,将想体验的事情都列 在了一张表格上,当我结束这次意犹未尽的旅程时,是时候跟大家分享一下我的感想了。感谢我那可爱的斯里兰卡朋友 Nilusha和Imesha,他们为我准备了一次独特的体验,正如这对姐妹创立的公司:Ayurva Traveller,他们是非常有魅力的身心灵旅行专家。正是应了他俩的热情邀请,我才有了这次Money-cannot-buy斯里兰卡之旅,那几天享受水疗,瑜伽和其他身心灵健康项目的日子让我真正感受到什么叫“让心灵去旅行”,那宁静的沙滩,秀美的风景,惬意的水疗,神奇的灵气疗法 和瑜伽课程以及等等体验组成了我这次的旅行,而这次平静的体验,我已经无法用语言描述了。

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现在我的脑海里还浮现着那美丽的国度,一张张笑脸,那晴朗的天气和美味的海鲜。你懂的!比起文字我更喜欢用直接的视频方式来表达,但是我等不及把这次美好的旅途拿出来分享了,文字和照片先奉上:

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我在科隆坡的那天…..

一 顿美味又健康的斯里兰卡式早餐唤醒了我的大脑,第一天就这么开始了。当你尝上一口Egg Hopper 这道斯里兰卡特有的点心的时候,你就知道为什么这么多旅行者趋之若鹜了。作为一个热带国家,这里水果的品种繁多。而在这么多的美食的诱惑下,就算你吃的饱 饱的,你还会想再吃一些。

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OM SPACE,不只是瑜伽馆

在吃完早餐以后,Nilusha就开车带我们前往Serena的瑜伽工作室,刚踏进去就能感受到一股特别舒服的能量,装饰很简朴,宁静但充满了力量。

4工 作室的幕后是Serena Burgess和她的家人。知道我大老远过来,他们全家出动迎接我,Serena和她老公在英国认识,从英国回到斯里兰卡后,设立了瑜伽工作室,还聘请专 业的瑜伽老师教不同种类的瑜伽,我和Nilusha将要学的是Vinyasa 瑜伽,就是“流瑜伽”。它包含了一系列需要跟着呼吸来做的动作。

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流瑜伽

老 师带着我们在变换动作的同时保持呼气和吸气。这种瑜伽有很多好处,最简单直接的感受就是在做完以后感觉神清气爽,我俩都感觉做完以后十分有活力。如果我每 天都做这瑜伽的话,那么我一定会更开心和健康。现在,是一个很棒的开始。之后,我们参观了整个工作室,我们讨论了其他形式的瑜伽和灵气疗法,这些都是 Nilusha特别为我们这些逃离繁忙的工作想要寻找健康而快捷的放松方式而特别安排的。

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ReiKi灵气宇宙能量

我还见到了Serena的母亲—灵气疗法专家Mohini Ahangama。她的妈妈是在英国获得资质的灵气导师,我有幸接受了灵气治疗。灵气,国际通称为ReiKi,意指” 宇宙能量“ 。

灵气疗法是由日本臼井大师所重新发现的一种远古的自然疗法,它是运用一种存在于宇宙间所有生命体的宇宙生命能量(Universal Life Energy),其实就是一种利用宇宙生物的能量来激活内在从而达到治愈身心的过程。

7我 对这个疗法很好奇,也一直相信宇宙到处充满了能量和气场,这其实也是科学,天地万物,包括动植物和矿物都有灵气的存在。在缓缓的充满灵性的音乐声中,我躺 在治疗床上,接受Mohini女士给我的灵气疗愈,我无法描述那种内在的感受,一个小时以后,我感觉全身心释放了,有一股温暖的流在我身体上流动。

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Mohini女士告诉我灵气是古老的按手治疗技巧,是种简单自然的治疗方法,让我们能通过双手,将具治疗力的宇宙生命能量传送到别人身上。

灵 气是宇宙生命能量,作用并存在于万物中的力量,“灵”形容这种力量无边无际,无处不在;“气”则是流通所有生物中的生命能量(生命力)。一旦通过点化成为 这种能量的管道,能量就能自行流通,保持终生。所有思想开通,愿意接受治愈能量流通的人都能学习灵气。这次时间来不及,下次我一定要好好向她学习更多。

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有机市场

这只是一个开始,接下来的几天还有更奇妙的体验等着我。之后,我在集市尝了一些好吃的有机食物。这是在科伦坡的一个周末集市,里面有很多有机食材烹饪成的美食。很多小摊位里卖着从斯里兰卡咖喱,当地蔬菜,果汁,美味自制饼干等等美食,即使看看也很不错。

10晚上漫步在Galle路上,让人心旷神怡。一边是一望无际的大海,另一边,在现代气息的科伦坡上空,有着落日的余晖。

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海鲜大餐

我 在科伦坡最好的一家餐馆里享用晚餐,新鲜又美味的海鲜,价钱非常合理, 吃完后,慢悠悠的走回旅店,路过一家家商店,看着一个个人面带笑脸,头顶着点点闪耀的星空,真是太美好了!这个星期日,是我在科隆坡的唯一一天。我们做了 科伦坡人最爱做的事情,那就是,放松心情,开开心心的享受时光,吃很多的饕餮海鲜大餐!

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I’ve always believed that there are two types of people in this world. First, there are those who know how to love themselves and second are those who are on the path to learning it. It is an important thing, because only once you can love yourself, will you love others well.

Luckily for me, all that I do and all that I love pretty much goes hand in hand for most of the time. A thing such as spa or are treat would fall in my health and wellness regimen. And traveling to another country for a break that involves loads of health and wellness, makes travel even sweeter. It is by far the best way of spending holidays.

Now, I remember the last time I sat looking at my computer screen. I was trying to read up and put together a decent itinerary for Sri Lanka. I was filled with the excitement of things I was about to indulge in.

Now that I am back, I take it upon me to share my thoughts with my fellow readers, friends and family alike. While, my videos will give you a better idea of what I could possibly talk about or share. I thought writing down will always help cover a thing or two or even athought that is beyond the capacities of the visual medium

To begin with, I’ve had the most relaxing and joyful two weeks of traveling. A big shout for my lovely friends Nilusha and Imesha for their unique venture “Ayurva Traveller”. Simply put, they’re a charming pair of travel wellness experts who’ve put a lot of thought and crafted some brilliant wellness packages for travellers. (www.ayurvatraveller.com)

Nilusha, who spearheads the start-up is a dear friend of mine. So, for me it made sense to rely on their expertise to help plan a laid back and wellness focusing holiday in their country. While, Sri Lanka had been on my mind for quite some time.

It was only upon their invitation and the increasingly maddening nature of my days in shanghai, that I decided now was the perfect time for a holiday.

A period during which, I experienced several relaxed days of quiet beaches, mesmerizing scenery, magical spa’s, life changing Reiki and yoga sessions along with many unique things that formed part of my wellness trip.

An experience so calming that it is beyond my descriptions. And guess what, all that in the backdrop of a beautiful country, friendly smiling faces, great weather and some of the best possible sea food.

My first day in Sri Lanka started on a very healthy note with Sri Lankan breakfasts. When you’ve tasted it, you’d understand why egg hoppers are such a craze with tourists. Plus being a tropical place, Sri Lanka has abundant varieties of fruits grown in the country.

It would take one a lot of effort, to end up with a bad food experience there. Personally, for me each meal was superb and only made me look forward to the next one.

Post breakfast, my lovely friend Nilusha drove us to Serena’s yoga studio. The Om space is by far the best equipped yoga studio in Colombo or even Sri Lanka for that matter. It is spacious, peaceful and has a special positive vibe that I could feel from the moment I stepped into the studio.

Most importantly it has a brilliant mind behind it, yoga trainer and enthusiast Serena Burgess. While, Om space teaches several forms of yoga, the type that me and Nilusha were about to experience is called the Vinyasa yoga. Also, popularly known as the flow yoga.

It involved a series of poses where movements were synchronized with the breathing. The instructor guided us as to inhale or exhale when transitioning from one movement to another. While Vinyasa has several health benefits, the simplest and silliest is that it makes you feel good after the sessions. Which is how we both felt along with lots of energy. If only I could accommodate something like this in my daily schedule, I know I’d be way fitter and happier through my days. For now, this was a wonderful start.

After the yoga session, we spent time exploring the yoga studio. We discussed several other yoga and Reiki sessions that Nilusha arranges for travellers like me who are on a quick and healthy getaway from their hectic lives.

Soon we met one of the nicest ladies I’ve known so far, our Reiki expert Mrs Mohini Ahangama. It got me very curious and what followed was a soulful one on one Reiki session with her.

Reiki is basically a technique that uses universal life energy to initiate healing from within. I can’t quite describe how personal and lifting my session turned out to be. In Mohini, I found a friend and lovely human being capable of such a wonderful feat. I look at Reiki as a very helpful tool for self improvement. It helped get in touch with my inner self as it did for many others.

This is one of those things that you need to definitely experience in person. Now, I was starting to feel so lucky about having had this experience today. While, this morning alone could have made my trip worth it. But as Nilusha put it, it was just the beginning and I had lot more waiting for me in the days to come.

This followed with some lovely organic food at the good market. It is a weekly market set up in Colombo where some delicious food made from organic ingredients is served. Lots of small stalls offering a variety of food ranging from Sri Lankan curries to local vegetable produce, fruit juices and delicious homebaked cakes. It is a perfect spot for people watching too.

That evening followed with a nice walk by the galle face road. Watching the pinkish skies and a beautiful sunset there with locals taking a stroll felt so soothing. On one side we had the infinite view of the ocean and on the other tall sky rises from the modern Colombo.

Dinner was no short of a gastronomical affair with lots of fresh sea food in one of the best restaurants in Colombo. A healthy walk back to the hotel passing by several shopping stores, watching happy faces and a well lit starry sky. This was a Sunday, my only day in Colombo and we were doing all what a Colombo local loves to do. Which is take it easy, be happy and eat great food!

If you like to know more, don’t forget to follow my footsteps,

Up next is “Anatanya, the abundance place in Chilaw”

With Love,

Maggie

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