Sadhguru looks at the importance of maintaining the right body conditions during hata yoga, and explains why we shouldn’t drink water during practice.
Question: Namaskaram, Sadhguru. You said we should not drink water or use the restroom during the practices – why not?
Sadhguru: When you practice yoga, you are systematically raising the ushna in the body. If you drink cold water, the ushna will rapidly fall, and this will cause various other reactions. You will become more susceptible to allergic conditions, excess mucus and such things. If you are doing intense asanas and you suddenly drink cold water, you may catch a cold immediately. So never drink water when you are doing asanas. And never go to the bathroom during practice time because you should work out the water in the form of sweat.
萨古鲁：当你练习瑜伽时，你是在系统地提升身体中的 ushna （热量）。如果你饮用冷水， ushna （热量）就会急速下降，这会引发其他各种反应。你会变得更加容易过敏，出现粘液过量等类似的状况。如果你在做很激烈的体式，然后突然喝了冷水，你也许会立刻患上感冒。所以，在做体式时千万不要喝水。并且在练习过程中也不要上厕所，因为水应该以汗液的形式排出。
The idea is to reduce the compulsions gradually so that one day, if you sit, you become yoga – you are not just practicing yoga.
这样做是为了让你慢慢超越身体的无意识强迫性，从而有一天你坐下时，你自身就成为了瑜伽 —— 你不只是在练习瑜伽。
Slowly, as you practice, as your yoga takes shape within you, if you do any asana, the sweat must pour out from the top of your head – not all over the body. The rest of the body may sweat according to weather conditions, but the main sweating should happen from your head. That means you are directing your energy in the right direction, and the asanas will naturally do that. Ultimately, you want to become a fountain head of something else, so you first practice with waste water. If you keep working up your ushna, it will naturally take the waste water upward. If your system gets too hot, slow it down with a little bit of shavasana, but never reduce the heat with cold water. You should sweat it out rather than going to the bathroom because the level of purification is much higher when the waste water comes out as sweat.
慢慢地，随着你的练习以及瑜伽在你内在的巩固，你做任何一个体式时，汗液会从你的头顶流出 —— 而不是全身都出汗。身体的其他部位也许会根据天气情况而有所出汗，但是流汗主要还是发生在头部。那意味着你是在把你的能量向一个正确的方向引导，而体式会很自然地实现这点。最终，你是想要变成某种形式的源泉，所以你首先用这些废水来练习。如果你持续不断地提升你的 ushna （热量），它会自然使体内的废水向上运行。如果你的系统变得过热，那就做一会儿摊尸式（ shavasana ）来减缓系统运作，但是一定不要饮用冷水来降低热量。你应该让多余的水以汗液的形式排出，而不是去上厕所，因为把水分通过汗液排出所达到的净化程度要比以尿液排出所达到的净化程度高得多。
During practice, if you are dripping with sweat, usually your clothes will soak it up. But if you are bare-bodied, always rub the sweat back into the body because there is a certain element of prana in the sweat, which we do not want to lose. When we rub the sweat back into the system, it will create a certain aura and strength for the body – a cocoon of your own energy – which is also known as kavacha. We do not want to flush this down the drain. Yoga is about using the body to its maximum benefit. If you do asanas regularly and you rub back your sweat into the system, you will generate a certain level of ushna and pranic intensity. Hot weather, cold weather, hunger, thirst – it is not that you are completely free from it all – but these will not bother you as much.
练习过程中，如果你有流汗，通常汗液会被你的衣服吸收。但是如果你是裸着身子，那么要把汗液擦回到身体上，因为在汗液中有一定的生命能量（ prana ），我们不想让其流失。当我们把汗液擦回到系统中时，汗液会为身体创造某种光环（ aura ）和能量 —— 你自身的能量茧 —— 也被称为 kavacha （铠甲）。我们不想让这种能量流失。瑜伽在于使用身体来获得最大的好处。如果你规律性地练习体式并把汗液擦回到系统中，你就会产生一定水平的 ushna （热量）和一定强度的生命能量。炎热、寒冷、饥饿和口渴 —— 并不是说你可以完全摆脱它们的影响 —— 但它们将无法干扰你。
The idea is to slowly grow beyond your physical compulsions. Whether it is food, drink, bathroom, or whatever else, the level of a particular compulsion is different from person to person but the physical is a series of compulsions. The idea is to reduce the compulsions gradually so that one day, if you sit, you become yoga – you are not just practicing yoga. To become yoga means that your level of perception is such that there is no distinction between you and the universe. You have to build your system in such a way that it can take that. Otherwise, if by accident someone perceives something very intense and their system is not ready for it, their fuse will blow out. Many people who have done whacky yoga through books or whatever else have lost their minds. It is very important that you build your system in such a way that the higher ways of living and doing things will naturally come to you. For that to happen, you have to climb high enough. Do not sit here and ask for higher dimensions to come down to you. If they come down, it will not be good for you. You have to climb to a place where higher dimensions are with you.
这样做是为了让你慢慢超越你身体的无意识强迫性。在食物、饮水、排泄或其它方面上的强迫性需求是因人而异的，但是身体总有一系列的强迫性行为。这样做是为了让你慢慢超越身体的无意识强迫性，从而有一天你坐下时，你自身就成为了瑜伽 —— 你不只是在练习瑜伽。成为瑜伽意味着你的觉知力到达了一个层次以至于你和宇宙万物之间不再有区分。你要建立你的系统，使其能实现这一点。否则，如果一个人偶然强烈地觉知到一些事物，而他的系统并没有为此做好准备，那么他的保险丝就会被烧坏。很多人通过书籍或其它方法练习古怪的瑜伽，结果弄得头脑错乱。很重要的一点就是，你要建立你的系统，使得更高层次的生活方式和做事方式能够自然来临。要实现这一点，你必须爬得够高。不要坐在这里，要求那更高的维度下降到你这里来。如果更高的维度下降到你这里来，那对你而言也不是好事。你必须爬到一个更高的维度与你同在的地方。