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San Francisco airport unveils yoga room for travelers
舊金山機場為旅客提供瑜伽室

People practice yoga at Lalu Hotel in Nantou County on Oct. 18 last year.
人們去年十月十八日在南投縣涵碧樓練瑜珈。

Photo: Chang Ching-ya, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者張菁雅

Just cleared airport security and in need of a little deep breathing and stretching relaxation?

San Francisco Airport has opened what it calls a first of its kind yoga room, and while it’s not quite a mountaintop in Tibet, airport officials say the low lights and soothing blue walls aim to afford travelers an oasis of calm in which to flex, twist and decompress.

“As far as we know it’s the first (yoga room) at an airport anywhere in the world,” said Michael McCarron, director of community affairs for the airport. He said the idea for the room in the newly refurbished Terminal 2 came from a passenger suggestion.

John Walsh, duty manager at San Francisco Airport, said the room is already attracting its share of traveling yogis, many equipped with their own props.

Located just past security, it’s a particular draw for people with time to kill before their flight.

Airport yogis are directed to their room by the usual method -— the pictograph: this one of a figure seated in full lotus position.

(REUTERS)

剛通過機場安檢,需要深呼吸,來點伸展放鬆身子嗎?

舊金山機場開設全球第一個機場瑜伽室,儘管並非位於西藏的山頂上,機場官員表示,昏暗的燈光與舒緩的藍色牆面,可提供旅客一個讓心靈平靜的綠洲,可以在這彎曲、扭動身體、抒發壓力。

「就我們所知,這是全球第一個設在機場內的瑜伽室。」機場公共事務部主任麥可‧麥卡隆表示。他說,在新整修的二號航廈設瑜伽室的想法,是來自一位旅客的建議。

舊金山機場的值班經理約翰瓦許表示,瑜伽室已吸引不少旅客使用,許多人還帶著自己的道具。

瑜伽室的位置就在機場安檢之後,對搭機前想殺殺時間的旅客來說特別吸引人。

瑜伽室指引瑜伽客以慣用方式─「蓮姿」姿勢盤膝打坐的象形文字。

(路透/翻譯:陳維真)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. soothing adj.

舒緩的 (shu1 huan3 de5)

例: To experience rosemary’s soothing powers, mix a few drops of rosemary oil with virgin olive oil.

(想體驗迷迭香的舒緩功效,可將幾滴迷迭香精油與初榨橄欖油混合。)

2. refurbish v.

整修 (zheng3 xiu1)

例: They will build or refurbish eight houses this year.

(他們將在今年建造或整修八棟房子。)

3. props n.

道具 (dao4 ju4)

例: The sets, props and costumes were all ready.

(布景、道具皆已備齊。)


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