In many Asian cultures, wind chimes do more than provide background music for a windy day. From Bali to Tibet to Japan, people have been hanging wind chimes for centuries not only as a decoration, but, more significantly, as a way to calm the mind and awaken the spirit. Ancient
We’ve all had a gold fish or even an aquarium full of tropical fish, but have you ever considered a fishpond for your garden? All over Asia, you’ll find courtyards with koi fishponds. Koi fish look a bit like giant-sized goldfish (they can grow to a length of three feet,
Never heard of amla oil? It’s an ancient secret of Indian traditional medicine, Ayurveda, that once you try, you’ll wish you had been using it all along! “Amla” is the Hindi word for the fruit from which the oil is derived and for the Amla tree that grows in warm,
Very popular Korean side dish, a light and healthy tofu dressed with soy sauce with sesame seeds, sesame oil, and green onions makes a wonderful first course dish, snack or appetizer.
The ancient Chinese practice of feng shui puts a lot of emphasis on entryways – with correct positioning relative to your geography, even before you walk in the door of the house, you can channel positive energy and good fortune into your home. For all the effort we expend to
Wondering what bells and meditation have to do with each other? It’s not unusual to hear or read about meditation and all of its benefits amidst the stress and chaos of our modern lives. Many Asian meditative practices have remained the same for centuries, and consistent meditative practice has even
In the West when we arrive as a guest at someone’s home, it’s often polite to at least offer to take off our shoes, but in the East, the custom goes without question – when stepping into a friend’s home, you should always remove your shoes! When you remove your