Staying home, staying well

This article was written and initially appeared February 1, 2020 on my Chinese platform under the title “Long holidays, slow living”. As coronavirus hit China right before Chinese New Year Break, the city of Shanghai where we live officially extended holiday break for one week to avoid mass travel, crowding and spread of the virus.Continue reading “Staying home, staying well”

Gong story: Peppermint Sparkles

The author of this article asked to stay anonymous and chose a name Peppermint Sparkles, which I thought was the coolest thing to read on a Tuesday, especially accompanied by a unicorn portrait they sent over representing their feeling about gong baths! “Shanghai has a crazy rhythm to it.  I had moved to Shanghai from small townContinue reading “Gong story: Peppermint Sparkles”

Gong stories: Candice-Lee

In the past weeks, I have been sharing personal gong stories and I am so humbled to read each one when it gets to me. I enjoy playing gong and all the calming and stress-reducing benefits of it, but to see how it positively affects others takes my joy to a whole new level.   MyContinue reading “Gong stories: Candice-Lee”

Gong stories: Andrew

I have published Sarah’s and Sophie’s gong stories, and today I want to share Andrew’s experience. Andrew was a regular at gong sessions for 6 months while he lived in Shanghai, and I know he was actively looking to continue gong baths in new country he moved to. Here is what he has to say about his gong experiences: “IContinue reading “Gong stories: Andrew”

Gong stories: Sophie

Last week I shared Sarah’s gong story, which resonated with many people who are busy living life in Shanghai and other fast-paced giant cities. Reclaiming time to rest is an issue faced by many people. Just today we were on one of many messengers that connect people, and Sarah, who now lives thousands of miles awayContinue reading “Gong stories: Sophie”

Gong stories: Sarah

I write a lot about gong baths – as a practitioner I am asked a lot of questions, and I love digging deeper to understand how gong sound baths are capable to facilitate such profound changes, from pain and emotional relief, or better sleep and fewer wrinkles to deepest meditation and spiritual awakenings. I loveContinue reading “Gong stories: Sarah”

Gong bath: your questions, answered

Sound baths are both an art and a healing modality that uses power of vibrations and sound to bring balance and ease into human mind, body and spirit. A sound bath is part assisted meditation, part relaxation and, for some, a restorative nap. It is a perfect tool for beginners in meditation – as vortexContinue reading “Gong bath: your questions, answered”

How to maintain parasympathetic bliss

Parasympathetic bliss is a term I started using to describe post-gong bath the state of being completely empty, yet completely full, wanting for nothing and being simply content to exist. This is what parasympathetic nervous system dominance feels like, when we give it space to switch on and do its job of repairing the body.  There are peopleContinue reading “How to maintain parasympathetic bliss”

What is distance Reiki treatment?

Reiki is a form of energy transfer therapy that works on the body holistically – on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. In my previous article, I dove deep into what Reiki is, the basics of how it works and the ethics of my practice. What is a distance Reiki treatment? It is Reiki energy healing that isContinue reading “What is distance Reiki treatment?”

Reiki Healing: tried and tested

The article below was written by Claire Lily Squire for ShanghaiWOW! and I am reposting it here with permission from the author. She is incredibly brave to talk openly about her deep emotional experience connected to Reiki. Please understand that this sincerity was both Claire’s personal choice and part of her journalism assignment to describeContinue reading “Reiki Healing: tried and tested”

Gong bath: aftermath

Over the past 5 years I have had the privilege of playing gongs for more than two thousand people in Shanghai. Each session has been unique both in sound and energy. Partially it is due to the fact that it is very hard to play gongs the same way as, let’s say, a piano, followingContinue reading “Gong bath: aftermath”

Reiki – energy transfer therapy

Reiki is a Japanese word for “universal life energy”, which can also be called prana, qi, or even, for Star Wars appreciators among us, “the force”. Reiki is a healing art that is believed to have originated thousands of years ago and carried different names, with the current name originating after a Japanese man namedContinue reading “Reiki – energy transfer therapy”

Gong sound baths

Sound is a wonderful healing tool and most of us recognize uplifting powers of a favorite song, soothing energy of a mother’s lullaby and mood-enhacing morning song of birds outside the window. Sound is much more than what can be recorded and enjoyed through the speakers afterwards – it’s the energy and vibration, just thinkContinue reading “Gong sound baths”