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Posted on September 15, 2016 by Qi 气 on Balance, Change, Confidence, Eastern Philosophy, Goal Setting, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Human experience, Living, Love, Metaphysics, Mindfulness, moon, New beginning, Nurturing, peace, Philosophy, Positive Psychology, Positivity, Qi, Self-esteem, Success, Transformation

Mid-Autumn Mindfulness

Ancient Chinese Yuan Emperors worshiped the harvest moon on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, as they believed that the practice would bring them a plentiful harvest the following year. The custom of offering sacrifices to the moon originated from giving thanks to the moon goddess: Chang’e or Chang-o, […]

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Qi 气 on BaGua, Beauty, Change, Children, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Colour trends, Creativity, Design, Economy, Energy, Ethics, Fashion, Fashion forecasting, Fashion Trends, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food Energetics, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Hong Kong, Human experience, Industry, Interior Design, Irish, Irish Business and Trade Development, Irish Economy, Irish export, Irish Retail, Kindness, Love, Meditation, Metaphysics, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Mindset, New beginning, Nutrition, Pantone, Philosophy, Property, Prosperity, Qi, Reflection, Seasonal Foods, Space Clearing, TCM, Transformation, Travel, Wellness, Yang, Year of the Monkey, Yin

Enter the Yang Fire Monkey

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭禧发财 Monkeys like to embrace a challenge and tease us with their inquisitive nature. As we officially welcome this creative and clever animal let’s take a closer look at the energy, life-force or Qi 气 that it carries into 2016.   The departure of the yin wood Goat can be unsettling […]

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Qi 气 on Beauty, Change, Chinese Culture, Compassion, Cosmic Breath, Eastern Philosophy, Energy, Enlightenment, Feng Shui, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Nature, Nurturing, Philosophy, Positivity, Qi, Serenity, Tao, Taoism, TCM, The Universe, Wellness

Trust the process

The word ‘Tao’ 道 (or Dao) translates into “path” or “way” and Taoist belief is based on the idea that there is a central or organising principle of the Universe, a natural order or a “way of heaven”, that we can come to know by living in harmony with nature, in tune with our hearts […]

Posted on January 4, 2016 by Qi 气 on Eastern Philosophy, Energy, Ethics, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food Energetics, Health, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Philosophy, Qi, Seasonal Foods, TCM, Wellness

Ethical and Energetic Eating

Feng Shui and Chinese Medicine are closely linked. Eating seasonal food offers an approach to diet from the perspective of ancient peoples, who understood how the energetic qualities of food affect both physical and spiritual health. I was introduced to this subject by one of my first Shifu’s in Seattle back in 2013 and later […]

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, BaGua, Design, Fashion, Feng Shui, Food and Beverage Hong Kong, Graphic Design, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, Interior Design, Living, Love, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Qi, Yang, Yin

A Culinary Love Story

 “L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle.” Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy Hidden in the back streets of Sheung Wan is one of Hong Kongs newest and most memorable establishments on the dining scene. Concealed behind a faux fasçade of a traditional Chinese stamp shop reveals a retro modern interior by Nelson Chow of NCDA. Mrs. Pound, […]

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, China, Design, Feng Shui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, Philosophy, Qi

Form defines energy

“Feng Shui is about the relationship between our lives and our living environment. The environment affects us more than we realise. We are affected by the Qi energy surrounding and penetrating us, the forms within this environment define the energy we feel. There are forms at every scale: within the landscape, a town plan, a neighbourhood, […]

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Qi 气 on China, Feng Shui, Health, Martial Arts, Meditation, Music, Philosophy, Qi, Tai Chi, Wellness

Meditation in motion

T’ai Chi is a martial art whose emphasis has changed from external defence against attackers to internal defence against stress and illness. In T’aiChi, of Chinese origin, or Tao Ki, the Japanese version, a system of slow, rhythmic movements channels Qi through the body, removing blockages that cause physical illness and releasing physical stress accumulated […]

Posted on January 5, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Chinese Culture, Confucius, Cosmic Breath, Darth Vader, Duality, Eastern Philosophy, Enemy, Energy, Enlightenment, Feng Shui, George Lucas, Hero, Human experience, I Ching, Joseph Campbell, Living, Luke Skywalker, Martial Arts, Metaphysics, Mindfulness, Movies, Mythology, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Outer Space, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Qi, Star Wars, The Universe, Travel, Yang, Yin

The Force

How are Feng Shui, Star Wars, Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung interrelated? When Star Wars ‘A new hope’ was released in 1977, it was one of the first films, with its cosmic scale and theme of a transcendental “force” that suggested powers for those who can align with it. The plot revolved around the concept […]