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Talking about Yoga

(2008-04-22 11:00:26)
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Mike: What're you doing up so early, Amanda? Have you decided to take up jogging in the park like me?

Amanda: No, Mike. You know I really can't stand jogging. I've joined a yoga class at our local fitness center. I hear it's a great way to stay fit. Want to join me?

Mike: No way! Yoga is for girls. I'd rather do some weights or cardio at the gym than contort(扭曲;曲解
my body into painful postures(姿势;姿态).

Amanda: Come on, there's more to yoga than that! It's perfect for physical and spiritual well-being(心灵上的平静;心灵上的喜悦). It also helps your body become more flexible.

Mike: No thanks-I think all of this is just a moneymaking gimmick(赚钱的技俩;赚钱的花招). I'm telling you Amanda, don't buy into it!

Amanda: Mike, we just learn three new postures every day and do some meditation(沉思/冥想/meditation hall禅室). My yoga guru(导师;大师is going to teach us about breathing today. Did you know that we don't even breathe properly anymore?

Mike: Count me out! I don't need anyone to tell me how to breathe! Just because celebrities are doing yoga, everyone's jumping on the bandwagon(流行/赶时髦).

Amanda: That's not true! You're always reluctant to try something new. Give it a chance-you might enjoy it.

Mike: Okay, but only if you promise I'll end up with a body like Matthew McConaughey!

 

 

 

to contort  (v.)   扭曲;曲解
Peter's face contorted with rage when he found out his sister had broken his laptop computer.

posture  (n.)   姿势;姿态
He maintained a good posture even in old age by sitting straight instead of slouching.

flexible  (adj.)   可弯曲的;柔韧有弹性的
The dancer is so flexible that she can touch her head with her foot.

guru  (n.)   导师;大师
Many people in the U.S. consider Martha Stewart to be a lifestyle guru.

reluctant  (adj.)   不情愿的;勉强的
Sharon was reluctant to leave the children alone with the babysitter, but she had no other choice.

spiritual well-being   心灵上的平静;心灵上的喜悦
A: Aren't you glad we decided to take a trip to the Himalayas instead of New York?
B: Yes, the peaceful atmosphere and fresh air have been good for my spiritual well-being.

moneymaking gimmick   赚钱的技俩;赚钱的花招
A: Guess what? The department store is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on all clothes and jewelry!
B: Come on, that's just a moneymaking gimmick to attract more customers.

to end up with   最后…;结果…
A: Why are we here so early? The concert doesn't start until an hour later!
B: I wanted to find good seats-I always end up with seats in the back row when I arrive late

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