Spirit and Wellness: Make a Deeper Connection
Eastern philosophies and practices have finally become ‘trendy’ in the Western world. We’re learning to broaden our minds and many of us favour acupuncture, reiki and other forms of traditional medicine over the scrawls of a prescription pad.
Although of course there is still space – and rightly so – for modern medicine in our lives, we’ve started to look elsewhere for spiritual healing. And for those lucky enough to visit or live in Hoi An, you don’t need to look very far.
You can seek clarity from talented clairvoyant Ly, or see what’s in the cards from the effervescent Gillian Harrison. Slow that conveyor belt of thoughts with mindful meditation and allow your true essence to shine with essential oil therapy. Plus, we’ve got a breakdown of the Vietnamese Zodiac – to guide you through this year and the ones ahead.
If you think it’s all a pile of hippy mumbo jumbo, that’s cool. But even the skeptics among you can’t argue with the peacefulness that exudes from a regular meditator, or how the right scented oil can help you to relax.
In short, don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. And we really recommend trying it.
Spirit & Wellness
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NOMAD YOGA HOI AN
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A LUMINARY LIFE: A PATH TO HEALING IN HOI AN
A Luminary Life has therapeutic offerings. Holistically-inclined with several niche treatments, such as Reiki, acupuncture, and osteopathy.
MINDFUL MEDITATION AT NOMAD YOGA
Buddhist Nun, Su Co Vi Nghiem (Sister Vi), conducts mindful meditation sessions … paring back to the immediate present … at Nomad Yoga,Hoi An on Sundays.
Crystal Healing involves placing crystals on and around the body to draw out negative energy and nurture balance and overall mental happiness.
VIETNAMESE ZODIAC: THE DARK SIDE
Ever wonder why zodiacs all over the world only have good things to say about everyone? Even faults are seen as positives as everyday reality goes out the window. You have to wonder where all the misery, war and poverty in the world comes from when reading these ‘fairy tale’-like descriptions where everybody is smart, compassionate and talented. This is a good marketing ploy that sucks in readers but it’s not much use to anyone.
VIST TO A THAY BOI (CLAIRVOYANT)
‘Strictly no photos’ whispered Ha, my office manager, as we made our way towards a small, dimly lit room. Hunched over a tiny round table, the 60-something Ly, dressed in the ubiquitous Vietnamese pyjamas, commenced by lighting incense and chanting then followed it all with a tonsil-dancing yawn.