Cathay Pacific Airways Welcomes a Harmonious Summer Season With Feng Shui Tips for Travelers

Cathay Pacific Airways Welcomes a Harmonious Summer Season With Feng Shui Tips 
for Travelers 
Insights From Ancient Chinese Art Promote Wellbeing on the Road 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/13 --  Cathay Pacific
Airways, the home carrier of Hong Kong recognized around the globe
for its amenities and service excellence, has teamed with San
Francisco-based feng shui consultant, Allison Ayer, to curate tips to
help travelers enjoy a restful, harmonious and healthy summer travel
season and return home feeling balanced and refreshed. Feng shui, the
ancient Chinese art of health and wellbeing, is a branch of
Traditional Chinese Medicine that focuses on Yin (earth & water) and
Yang (fire), and the Five Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and
water). 
Travelers who share their own personal tips for harmonious travel on
social media from now through July 31, 2013 using the hashtag
#CXfengshui will be eligible to win one of 10 sets of Shanghai Tang
for Cathay Pacific sleep suits. Join a live Twitter chat with Ayer by
following #CXfengshui on July 10, 2013 at 12:00pm PDT to discuss her
tips and ask questions.  
"Although feng shui is widely considered to be the simple 'art of
placement,' it is actually much more complex and revolves around the
integration of heaven and earth and its effects on humanity," said
Ayer. "The movement of chi -- breath of life, energy, spirit --
generated by humans and surrounding objects through space is
beneficial. No matter how alluring it is to visit new places, travel
can be taxing on the mind and body. These are simple and practical
tips that everyone -- from a family traveling for a beach vacation to
the executive 'road warrior' -- can implement into their travel
routines." 
A one-page PDF pocket guide of Ayer's feng shui tips for travel is
available for download at http://us.cathaypacific.com/FengShuiTravel: 


 
--  Bring a bit of "home" with you to lodge your energy instantly in your
    new surroundings. Make this bit of home have a protective vibe: find a
    talisman that feels connected to your personal ancestors and your home.
    It could be a small animal figurine with which you associate strength, a
    travel mezuzah, prayer beads, or a token or jewelry created or owned by
    your grandparents.
 

 
--  Pack something like a journal, camera or small watercolor kit that will
    intentionally allow you to utilize your alone time in a way that you
    wouldn't normally do because of your family or regular responsibilities.
 

 
--  Open the curtains of your hotel room / beach house etc. when you arrive;
    if possible, open the windows. Hang up your clothes and iron them when
    you arrive so they are ready in the morning. 
 

 
--  Between flights, engage in soothing yin yoga and walking. Reapply
    moisturizer and drink lots of water. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and salty,
    fried foods as they all dehydrate and exacerbate an overabundance of
    yang/fire energy.
 

 
--  Eat small meals, focusing on earth and water element foods and hydrate
    copiously. Sushi is a great food for this, with its balance of sweet
    rice (earth), fish and nori (water). Nourish yourself with soothing
    tubers like sweet potato, fruits, and cucumbers.
 

 
--  If you don't like the way a hotel room feels or smells when you walk in,
    turn around and go get a different one. Small scented soy-based tea-
    lights can add great warmth and "homeyness," as well as clearing the
    space. 
 

 
--  If there is a crack under the door, stuff a towel in it to block noise
    and bolster your sense of security and stability of the door. Feng shui
    likes a solid barrier between you and the outside world, especially when
    you sleep. Check the locks before you go to sleep. Get a wakeup call and
    set an alarm so you can sleep, knowing you will wake up when needed.
    Have your sleep aids next to your bed so they are ready if you need them
    at night -- earplugs, eye-mask, etc. Keep your room and bathroom neat
    and tidy. 
 

 
--  Many people like to turn a fan on in the room to create white noise.
    However, a wind that blows over your body while you're sleeping robs a
    certain degree of generative chi from you, in the deepest time of
    intentional physical and energetic repair. If the fan blows directly on
    you, create a block of pillows or hang a towel over the fan, or simply
    use an app on your mobile device to create white noise.
 

 
--  Before you leave home, make sure that your plants are watered, your
    trash is out, clutter is cleared and bathrooms/bedrooms are clean and
    fresh, ready to welcome you into a place of rest and rejuvenation. Clear
    away any tasks from your visual line as you walk in the front door, or
    on your way to unpacking and getting into bed. 
 

 
--  If you can, have flowers delivered to your home so that when you arrive,
    the space is redolent with pleasant aromas and revitalized, natural yang
    energy. Homes that sit dark for a long time will accumulate stale yin
    energy. Invite a friend to air out the home for you and ask THEM to
    bring you some flowers! Reciprocate when they are out of town.

 
Disclaimer: Tips provided by Allison Ayer, CFSC, and should not be
interpreted as the views and suggestions of Cathay Pacific Airways.
Cathay Pacific encourages passengers to consult with a physician
before undertaking any sensory or physical activity. 
About Cathay Pacific 
Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond, including
over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from Chicago, Los Angeles,
New York JFK, and San Francisco. More information, including current
fares and availability, may be found by visiting the airline's
website at cathaypacific.com/us, Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/cathaypacificus, or Twitter handle @CathayPacificUS. 
About Allison Ayer 
Allison Ayer is a certified feng shui consultant, practicing in the
San Francisco area. She has studied with many renowned teachers
through the Golden Gate School of Feng Shui. Allison combines the
insight derived from this ancient practice with her own creative
vision as an artist, and her healthcare experience as a massage
therapist, personal trainer, yoga teacher and modern dancer.
www.allisonayer.com  
Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond, including
over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from Chicago, Los Angeles,
New York JFK, and San Francisco. More information, including current
fares and availability, may be found by visiting the airline's
website at cathaypacific.com/us, Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/cathaypacificus, or Twitter handle @CathayPacificUS. 
The following files are available for download: 


 
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Contact:
Julie Jarratt
Communications Manager, Americas
415.848.2006
Julie_Jarratt@CathayPacific.com