In most parts of the word, individuals are quarantined at home due to social distancing guidelines in place. With more time spent at home, it’s important to create an environment that feeds the mind, body, and souls. Urban Asian spoke to Giselle Wasfie, a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and founder of The REMIX Lifestyle where she uses ancient eastern therapies to treat her patients with a holistic approach.
Zen is a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort. It entails vigorous self-restraint, meditation practices and insight into the nature of mind. Here’s Wasife’s tips rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help you find a sense of peacefulness and relaxation at home.
1. Embed crystals in your daily routine.
Crystals bring the power of nature indoors! The idea is that they can absorb, emit, transform and ground energy in a space.
2. Use Feng Shui in your home.
Create balance and flow in a space so that it feels harmonious and welcoming. One easy thing to do is to hang a mirror in the front door so that when people enter, their energy, good or bad, bounces (off the mirror) back to them, and it doesn’t linger in your home.
3. Give yourself a Gua Sha facial massage.
Gua sha tools are smooth, half-moon shaped stones used to massage the face. Use gua sha on the neck if you feel like you are coming down with a cold, or gua sha on the face will help with puffiness, wrinkles, and sagging.
Want to purchase a gua sha tool? This wonderful box from Goddess Provisions has tons of fabulous self-care items, including a gua sha tool and beauty serum. The Rose Quartz Gua Sha is perfect for a gentle face massage with the hydrating and fragrant Sahara Rose Divine Beauty Serum. And it’s great for your skin too! The gua sha soothes the skin and boosts blood circulation while the serum, full of soothing oils and plant extracts, leaves the skin feeling noticeably softer and smoother.