Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Feng Shui for Love?

According to its creators, at Ten Penh, a contemporary Asian restaurant in Washington DC, the Feng Shui cocktail is balanced in in and yang harmony. Following the drink is a fun twist on 'Feng Shui' dating... why not try them both?

Feng Shui
1.5 ounces Ketel One
1 ounce Inniskillin Ice Wine

Shake with ice and serve up. Garnish with frozen grapes.

Feng Shui Sparks romance and travel trend in US
written by Judy Seckler, AP

Some lonely Americans are eschewing Internet dating and instead putting their faith in feng shui in a bid to find their romantic soul mates.

It is not a common sight yet to see feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of geomancy, advertised as a romance enhancer, but it may not be long before it becomes an accepted part of dating in big cities where singles frequently battle to find love, devoted practitioners say.

People like Los Angeles advertising art director Alicia Schiefer insist that feng shui works to improve one's romantic life. "It's worth it to do it," she said. Using the peach blossom technique in feng shui, she entered into what she says was a very satisfying long-term relationship.

"Not only will you be able to improve your surroundings to attract romance, but you can increase your personal energy that will make you feel more energized and attractive," according to Sugita's E-book "The Feng Shui Equation."

The formula for stirring up romantic energy is simple enough. Fresh flowers are placed in water in a wide-necked vase. The color of the flower and the vase must be the same and can be determined by checking a person's birth date on a feng shui chart or by having a reading done.

Feng shui practitioners point out that the technique does have its down side. The random personal attraction created can bring ex-boyfriends and ex-husbands back on the scene.

Meanwhile, enthusiasts of the ancient art are finding that they can increase their understanding by doing a feng shui travel tour. The 10-day tour, organized by Feng Shui Masters, takes the faithful to a series of ancient sites in China that represent feng shui's early beginnings. Locations are beautifully landscaped in accordance with feng shui principles, and special lecturers explain their significance along the way.

"A visit to the Hangzhou temple has moved people to tears," he said. "They feel so great, so very positive."

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