Exploring the quality of Trust through art …

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YOGA THERAPY IN BEIJING

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Check out my new yoga class schedule :)

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My New Release: Healing

I recently blogged about new music, well here it is! I am so thrilled to share with you my new single “HEALING”. It was entirely produced in Beijing, China at Prosoul Studios! What a joy it was to create this piece with my new producer, Jarome Matthew. I hope you all enjoy it and share it. Here are the words of “Healing” (Baha’i Writings): Thy name is my healing, o my God and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to me is my hope and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou verily art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. So it’s a Tucson sound, sung by an Iranian-Austrian girl, who lives in China, produced by a Canadian guy and accompanied on the guitar by a guitarist from Cuba . . . It’s a small world indeed ☺ It is dedicated to the healing of all humanity from the illness of greed, violence and love for power; to all the children in the world whose hearts are broken from the loss of their parents to war, illness and starvation; to all people with devastating diseases and their families, to all those who live in states of being, not worthy of human dignity and to each and every one of you who desires the betterment and works for the healing of this world we live in. CREDITS: Words: Bahá’u’lláh, Baha’i Writings Vocals, Music: Nasim Anayati Ma’ani Guitar: Isam Herrera Quintero Cover Art: Ann Tracy-Lopez www.anntracy.com Graphic Design: Amelia Ma’ani Production, engineering, and additional keyboard & percussion: Jarome Matthew, Pro Soul Studios, Beijing www.prosoul.com With all my love, Nasim   Share...

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Of New Music and Healing

Living in a radically new place, as I have been doing with my family this last year, has invited me to see things very differently.  Many previously automatic decisions have been replaced by new strategies. And so I have also decided to take a fresh look at how my music is being published. Instead of a whole album, I’m going to come out with music . . . one single at a time! This first single is titled:  HEALING. I am really excited to share it with you on 12 November, 2014! There were a few songs left in my heart from our Tucson days and somehow they still needed to be shared, even though I am physically far away from that place. This new single is one of those. So it’s a Tucson sound, sung by an Iranian-Austrian girl, who lives in China, produced by a Canadian guy and accompanied on the guitar by a guitarist from Cuba . . . It’s a small world indeed The melody was inspired by my sweet husband, who himself is a wonderful healer. He is also a dedicated fan of Country/Western music, pleading for years for me to write/sing something in his favorite style, so one day I thought to myself: it would have to be a healing song! To add to the whole picture, a beautiful artist friend, on her own healing path, gifted me her artwork to be used for the music cover. I feel so blessed to have her beautiful work as part of mine. As much as the musical style is particular, the content is universal and common to all of humanity. It is about the yearning to heal. It is about the yearning for wholeness and how that wholeness lies in our spiritual essence, our connection to the Divine! This piece is a dedication to all those who yearn for healing. Whether dedicated to our whole planet that is struggling on so many levels, or groups of people and individuals, this prayer was sung with the full conviction and passion that healing IS possible. I dedicate this song to the healing of all humanity from the illness of greed, violence and love for power; to all the children in the world whose hearts...

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Of Humility And Other Things – First Impressions Of A New Life

     What do YOU think of, when you think of China? You probably think of green tea and the delicious, exotic foods that are prepared here, the detail-oriented, ancient architecture like that of the Forbidden City, the varied landscapes of this vast land, the smiling faces of its hardworking and beautiful people . . . the amazing juxtaposition of ancient culture and highly shiny modernism in this beautiful city of Beijing! And you would be right on all counts! It is ALL that and much, much more! I wish you could see Beijing with your own eyes today, when it has been washed clean by a generous downpour of heavenly rain. It is gorgeous! It smells wonderfully fresh, the trees are full of leaves and I feel so very grateful to be here in this moment! And yet if I had only had one word to describe to you my experience of living a new life these last few months, it would be: “humbling”. The last 10 months have just been rich in humbling experiences. You could see “humbling “ as a state of embarrassment, to be avoided at all cost. Not an uplifting sensation, surely nothing one desires on a daily basis. My ego certainly doesn’t like being humbled at all. It doesn’t like speaking Chinese like a 3 year old, after memorizing over 600 pieces of vocabulary. My ego doesn’t enjoy reinventing itself for the fourth or fifth time; it is weary of the energy it takes to get to know your neighbors all over again, and it is feeling hurt that no one, absolutely no one knows what this obscure job is that you say you can do. Yoga therapist? What is that? And why on earth, would you want to live in a place where you have to stand in line to pay for each utility separately with cash in your bag??? This is what my ego likes to say ☺. And yet I’m learning that humility is not humiliation. I’m learning that every humbling experience is a teacher, even if it hurts. I’m in need of every one of those teachable moments. Even the silly ones, like: being thrown out of a taxi, because the driver just doesn’t...

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