Kimono for a boho style

Bohemian style is more than just a fashion trend, it is a true culture in its own right, a culture with a very specific ideology and a complex history.

Although closely associated with the hippie fashion of the 60s and 70s, today bohemian fashion is part of the dominant culture. But in fact, bohemian fashion started as a counter-culture in the 19th century.

Today, the wide variety of Boho clothing and accessories makes it a real phenomenon, a style that follows the lines of effortless and relaxed fashion, with its loose clothing, casual accessories and its mix of artistic and creative elements.

What about the kimono?

Well the kimono takes again enormously of the dress code of the bohemian culture. Ample, with the colored and often floral pattern, and with the natural fabric of quality (mainly silk).

The kimono, although of Japanese origin, is a piece that can be used for an original bohemian style. The kimono also gives an effect of exoticism and open-mindedness to the world, totally in adequacy with the bohemian culture.

The kimono is more and more used by bohemians because the style given by the kimono is very close to the bohemian style. If you decide to try the kimono, we advise you to combine it with a beautiful flower wreath and costume jewelry to get a hippie chic look.

My selection :

Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe

Cherry Blossom & Crane Kimono Robe

Origin of Qi Qong

Taking care of one’s body means doing gymnastics that keeps the body and mind healthy at any age and nothing better than our Asian friends to teach us that:

The founder of this method lived in the 2nd century BC under the Han dynasty, it is the doctor Hua Tuo.

The Qi Gong (“Mastery of energy”) is the Chinese health gymnastics of the Chinese tradition. It resembles Tai Chi Chuan, which is a martial art.

Qi Gong is taught in Taoist monasteries, as well as to Shaolin martial artists and others. As therapeutic gymnastics, Qi Gong is taught in China in hospitals.

During a Qi Gong session, the practitioner is invited to slow movements comparable to slow motion dance. The practitioner is also trained to model his breathing and to focus on the circulation of energy in the body.

The results, proven by numerous scientific experiments around the world on stress, show relaxing and serene effects and an improvement of the physiological parameters of relaxation and immunity. Above all, Qi Gong is preventive, used as an art of living to remain Zen and to be even more so every day.

Qi Gong is also used to improve health in cardiovascular problems and hypertension, chronic degenerative or infectious diseases, has a traditional reputation for slowing down aging and has proven itself in preventing falls among the elderly. It helps children to be calmer and promotes attention, thus improving learning. It is indicated to athletes to increase their performance and decrease their recovery time after exercise. It prepares women for childbirth. Qi Gong is generally recommended to all those who wish to manage their stress and live more relaxed.

Taking care of your body requires gymnastics that preserves the health of body and mind at any age and nothing better than our Asian friends to teach us this:

The founder of this method lived in the 2nd century BC under the Han dynasty, it is the doctor Hua Tuo.

Tai Chi Qi Gong Shibashi :

Shibashi means “18 movements” in Chinese. This first series inspired by Yang style Tai Chi chuan movements (fighting Tai Chi) was created in 1979 by Professor Lin Housheng. Tai Chi Qi Gong Shibashi is part of the official study program at the University of Medicine in China.

Practiced in many Asian countries (Indonesia and Malaysia as a national exercise, Thailand…), Tai Chi – Qi Gong Shibashi has also received a recommendation from the United Nations (development program) for its promotion.

There are several series of Shibashi movements (8 to my knowledge) but we will be satisfied with the first series of 18 movements. Curiously Shibashi is not very well known in France (much more in Germany in particular under the name of the 18 marvellous or 18 harmonious).

This technique of Qi Gong in motion amplifies and balances the circulation of Qi in the body to bring vitality and longevity. It is also particularly recommended for suffering people (hypertension, lumbar pain, cardiovascular or digestive disorders, respiratory diseases…).




6X or 3X repetition on each side.

Each week, we will describe how to achieve one of the 18 positions

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B.K.S. Iyengar developed his approach to yoga based on the yoga tradition handed down to him by his teacher, Shri T. Krishnamacharya, a classically trained Hindu scholar and yoga master. Mr. Iyengar’s system of yoga is unsurpassed in grace, subtlety, and precision. Iyengar-style yoga emphasizes alignment and develops flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. It emphasizes the importance of regulated breathing; the use of blocks, chairs, and other props; and the therapeutic value of adapting the poses to the needs and limitations of the individual students. Mr. Iyengar has authored a number of classic texts on hatha yoga including Light on Yoga. Mr. Iyengar died in 2014 at the age of 95. His daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant and other teachers continue his work at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India.


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CYC is owned and directed by Ann Merlo, Elise Miller and Lisa Brill Robinson. In line with our mission to support a lifetime of yoga practice for our students, we offer asana classes for beginners, continuing, intermediate, and advanced students. We are focused on and known for our therapeutic approach. This approach is important in our regular classes and particularly featured in our yoga for back care, pranayama, and restorative classes, and workshops. 

Another important element of the CYC mission has always been presenting yoga workshops and series taught by our own gifted instructors, and by knowledgeable and well-respected yoga instructors from around the world. Topics vary widely and meet the needs of our local and regional yoga population.


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The New Bohemians Handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Packed with hundreds of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features exercises and activities for thinking about rooms in new ways.

“It’s as vibrant, rule-breaking and out the box as she showed in her first book, “The New Bohemians,” which explored bohemian style across the globe and became a New York Times best-seller. Now, Blakeney has written “The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes” (Abrams, $27.50). Blakeney offers tips on how to make bohemian style your own, from rearranging what you have to painting. It’s part book, part yoga lesson as Blakeney walks readers through finding clarity, flow, growth and harmony in our homes. In the end, it’s about creating a space that reflects you, she writes. “

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There’s an art to boho-chic style. It’s an eclectic collection of sorts that reflects the many facets of a life well lived.

“My best piece of advice for creating a bohemian-chic design aesthetic is to truly collect and curate each piece in your home. Using a mix of old and new, whether it is from your local home store or your travels around the world, you want to create a collected and curated vibe. Also, always layer, layer, layer when it comes to rugs, pillows, natural elements, and texture.”

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a powerful natural chemical compound that plays an important role in treating various pathologies without causing harmful psychoactive side effects (memory loss, anxiety) as is the case for THC, another cannabinoid also present in the cannabis plant.
This cannabinoid with therapeutic power today scientifically recognized is located in the flowers, the seeds or the stem of it and is obtained by means of various methods of extraction.
In commerce, we can find CBD in various forms: the cream for localized pains, oil, the most popular thanks to its rapid absorption and for its effective action, the infusion for its anti-stress properties or the spray the capsules or cosmetics.
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Its effective anti-pain action

This cannabinoid is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its effectiveness is scientifically proven by various scientific studies.
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Harmonize your emotions with Chi Nei Tsang

The belly is designated in Chinese medicine as the second brain of our body. The Taoists consider it the seat of our emotions. Chi Nei Tsang, derived from Qi Qong, is a belly massage technique that aims to release concentrated negative energies in the abdomen and to harmonize emotions.

“I have a knotted stomach”; “I was breathless”; “I get bile,” “I have the ball in the stomach” but also “I have butterflies in the belly” … These expressions are nothing trivial. Emotions, both positive and negative, are rooted in the abdomen, and have an obvious influence on our physical state. Chi Nei Tsang (literally Chi or Qi, energy and Nei Tsang or Nei Zang, organs) is a massage that is based on the five major systems of the body: vascular, lymphatic, nervous, muscular and energetic.
Recycle waste
Chi nei tsang

Invented by the Taoist spiritual master Mantak Chia, the Chi Nei Tsang consists in clearing and releasing the “perverse energies trapped in the body”. These perverse energies or “winds” can weaken the nervous system and internal organs and disrupt emotional energy. In Taoist philosophy, we learn to “recycle waste” by isolating them from each other, and get rid of them before they come to “pollute” the brain.

These negative emotions are distributed in the different organs of the abdomen: worries and fear are lodged in the spleen, pancreas and stomach. Sadness and depression are nested in the lungs. Fears, phobias and trauma hide in the kidneys, and finally jealousy, frustration and anger in the liver. During a session of Chi Nei Tsang, the practitioner will apply to release these negative energies, but also and especially to practice a “rebalancing” of these emotions, which are inseparable from their “positive” pendants: concerns / receptivity , sadness / courage, fear / calm, etc.

Chi Nei Tsang

Throughout the session, the masseuse talks to me, explains me, questions me about my feelings. According to her, this dialogue is an integral part of the process initiated by Chi Nei Tsang. “The therapist can not do everything,” she explains. Chi Nei Tsang is also a work of self-healing. A session is also the time to verbalize emotions. Some of my clients are crying. Others are laughing! The manipulation of these organs can bring back very strong emotions! At the end of the 60 minute treatment, Brigitte Guillôme shows me some gestures to reproduce, alone, at home. Because if a single session can help to relax, and even have detoxifying virtues, the Chi Nei Tsang can also be practiced, more regularly, in self massage.

“It is better to experiment with Chi Nei Tsang with a professional to start, and ask him at the end of the session to give you advice to massage yourself,” says the therapist. Nevertheless, nothing prevents you, in the evening, before sleeping, to gently massage your belly to relax. “It’s best to use a tennis ball to massage. You can perform circles along the large intestine. You can also massage around the navel and clockwise with your index finger and middle finger. A simple gesture to adopt to eliminate the stress of the day!

Do not expect a miraculous change coming out of a Chi Nei Tsang session. While the massage relaxes, but this is not a simple care institute, but a preventive therapy. Regular practice (especially with changing seasons) can prevent many diseases. And this is the basis of Chinese medicine: prevention is better than cure!