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Dawoud and Islamic Music

Dawoud, the World Jazz, Electronica, Fusion artist is currently creating a musical masterpiece about the 7 levels of heaven as experienced by Prophet Muhammad in the Islamic tradition (1). Muhammad’s experience can be found written in Isra wa Miraj, hence the artist wants to name the 7-part musical recordings as “Isra wa Miraj Suite.” What [...]

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Yoga Studio near Namaste Bookshop, New York

There are quite a number of yoga studios near New York and we will put a listing here of the ones nearest Namaste Bookshop for your own reference.1. Maha Padma Yoga TempleWebsite: http://mahapadmayoga.com/Address: 20E 17th St, New York, NY 10003, United StatesPhone: +1 212-675-0235 2. Circuit of ChangeWebsite: http://www.circuitofchange.com/Address: 57 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011, United StatesPhone: [...]

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Yoga Instructor or Teacher Near Namaste Bookshop, New York

If you want to have private sessions with yoga instructors or you’re just looking for a particular teacher, then you have come to the right place. Kindly go to the link from the list below:1. Bikram Yoga NYC has 32 yoga instructors.2. Laughing Lotus Yoga Center has 21 teachers. 3. Modo Yoga NYC has 15 teachers. 4. Yoga Vida has 33 teachers. [...]

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My First Yoga Session

I remember leaving after my very first Yoga session. There was a feeling that my tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints have been stretched out altogether. It felt as if I can feel all parts of my body, as if I had a higher sense of body-awareness. Before, I would get surprised that my leg has [...]

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The Incense Ritual of Cleansing and Clearing

When someone got sick, died, or there is negative energy in a room or an area, one can conduct the incense ritual of cleansing and clearing (Kinkele, 2005.) Through this ritual we can change the negative energy into positive energy in the process of converting darkness into light through the use of incenses. Kinkele (2005) [...]

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Incense as Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is healing through scent. It is considered as an alternative medicine which aims to “enhance psychological and physical well-being” (What is Aromatherapy, 2010.) Typically it comes in the form of concentrated essential oils from “flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots, or other parts of a plant.” Its mode of application is through inhalation (direct from [...]

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A Quick Aromatherapy Timeline

In ancient recordings (5,000 B.C.) we can find the first use of plants as aromatherapy in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Babylonia (Pitman, 2004). You could find it used for their magical-religious ceremonies, medicine, and even during cooking and bathing. Egyptian mummification and embalming is one example. But probably the most popular of all are the gifts [...]

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Origins of Feng Shui

Feng shui was actually first coined to orient the house of the dead (burial grounds) than the living (Book of Burial quoted in Field, 1998.) Feng shui is commonly translated as wind-water in English but a more in depth explanation of it is - that which scatters the wind and which catches the water. Actually [...]

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Feng shui for the Modern-Day Reader

How noticeable it is to see the Chinese anywhere in the world! It is indeed common to spot a Chinatown in almost every country. And with people comes their culture, traditions, and even food for that matter. One of the traditions which they carry is the practice of Feng shui (n.d.) which means wind-water in [...]

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California’s Feng Shui Master

Like in all subjects, one can find a Teacher (Guru) who would enlighten and train us in our desired area of specialization. Since in Feng shui, it is considered more like a profession, an expert is always invited during business development (i.e. looking for the right location), architectural planning, and up to interior designing. For [...]

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