Archives for February 2015
With the Chinese New Year approaching, many feng shui practitioners are busy cleaning and preparing their homes to get rid of bad chi (energy) and usher in good luck before the New Year arrives.
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art and science that recognizes the impact our environment, and the objects in it, can have upon us. Often regarded the art of placement, feng shui is literally translated “wind and water.” Feng shui strives to balance the five elements—wood, water, fire, earth and metal–and the energy (chi) that flows from all things—living and inanimate.
Family Day, celebrated here in Ontario and countries around the world, is the perfect time to enjoy family activities and explore one’s ancestral history. The holiday celebrates families, family life and the critical role family plays in our communities. How family is defined varies among cultures. While some consider only immediate family members when the word family comes to mind, others include their extended network of aunts, uncles and cousins. In cultures where people tend to live in smaller villages, the entire village is considered an extension of one’s family. This builds a true sense of community and collective history. A common “family” history is also a unifying factor in communities built upon a shared interest—like the martial arts community. Here at Bamboo Kung Fu Academy we practice Choi Lee Fut kung fu. We take pride in the long history of Choi Lee Fut kung fu, and it is our privilege and honour to introduce this art and its history to our students. The Or
How many times did you awake this winter to discover that your car was covered in ice and snow because there’s no room for it in the garage? Trudging out in the harsh elements to brush away snow, chip off ice and warm up your car is the last thing you want to do on a busy weekday morning. Worse, it can leave you rushing to get to work or to get the kids to school on time, making winter travel even more dangerous.