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