Feng Shui Basics
Feng Shui, (pronounced Fung –Shway) is an ancient Chinese practice that looks at the relationship between the home and nature, in order to balance energy flows – this energy balance is known as Qi (or pronounced Chee). A kind of form of mathematics, the practice focuses mostly on three main elements which influence our lives; heath, wealth and relationships.
Through the placement of household items as well as the layout of a property, Feng Shui claims to attract positive energy and deflect negative energy into the home, therefore improving the occupant’s quality of life. The practice of Feng Shui can also influence how comfortable you feel in your home and the sense of harmony you feel within it.
Being around 3000 years old, Feng Shui is not a simple process and involves many practices and rules, many more than can be outlined in a short blog post. So, if you are really keen to completely Feng Shui your home, we suggest you have a professional consultation with a Feng Shui expert who can come out and assess your place. For now though, here are three tips to focus on which can help steer you in the right direction for Feng Shui in 2016.
Decluttering – Perhaps the most important Feng Shui principle, often ignored for more flashy solutions like wind chimes and energizing crystals, is clutter. One of the major disruptions to good Qi is clutter and is said to cause depressing energy influencing prospects of good health. The first place to start would be to clear the decks and remove any unnecessary items from your home. Check out our tips for decluttering your home in 2016.
Water – Water plays a significant role in Feng Shui, particularly in relation to its impact on attracting wealth. Flowing water, such as a fountain facing the front door is said to attract wealth to flow into the home.
Bed placement – The placement of a bed plays a large role in the relationship element of Feng Shui as it relates to the energy of love and healing. Beds should have a solid headboard and be placed against a strong supportive wall. Storage underneath the bed is also apparently a big no-no. Your bed should be placed in what’s called the ‘Command Position’ – not in-line with any doors in the room. The best placement is often diagonally across from the bedroom door so that you can see the door from your bed.
For more info on Feng Shui visit fengshui.about.com which has a range of articles about the different elements of Feng Shui.
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