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Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art and science that believes in
trying out simple tips to maneuver your environment and energy
around you to gain the most of your life including health, wealth,
happy domestic life and eliminate stress of daily life. It deals
mostly with placement of a house in relation to its landscape, of a
room in the house, of doors, windows, furniture and accessories.
Here are some tips to invite and promote all the good things in life
and eliminate the worst of life or at least minimize it by following
these few suggestions:
- Feng Shui has controlling 'chi' or life
force energy as its ultimate aim. Chi is of two types - Yang, which
is dynamic and expanding; and Yang, which is receptive and
contracting. A balance of these two types of energies is essential
to a harmonious and prosperous home.
- The five basic elements - Metal (as
represented by metal base
lamps), Water (as represented by tabletop
fountains and aquariums), Wood (as represented by wooden furniture
flooring), Fire (as represented by
candles, fireplaces and gas-stoves) and Earth (as
represented by pottery and indoor plants and flower arrangements -
should also be in balance.
- Rearranging furniture and furnishings and
remodeling space can improve your household such as hanging a
tapestry on the door to make a certain corner of the room feel
calmer and peaceful.
- According to Feng Shui, area of home or room
is divided into nine parts in an octagon or square shape - eight
equal wedges and a center. The central position is for health while
eight aspects correspond to marital relations, kids, help from
others, success in career, education, love within the family, money
and fame respectively. Thus, problem in any one of the aspects may
indicate a need to change the arrangement of the room in that
- Feng Shui cures may be extensive including
moving furniture and remodeling or simple as placing a pyramid,
hanging a mirror or re-arranging the corner table.
- Mirrors and smooth reflective finishes are
meant to increase good 'chi' but do not hang them in front of a
door, so that it doesn't bounce off the home.
- Wind chimes or moving objects represent wind
element and their pleasing sound is therapeutic too.
- Green plants signify life and energize the
area but dead flower arrangements are not recommended.
- Let the money flow in with water element
represented by fountains, fish tanks, images of water, a sailing
ship model in fake or real gold pointing inward in the wealth aspect
of the home.
- Bachelors and girls looking forward to early
marriage should display photos and paintings of couple while those
who want children can put up pictures of kids.
- In the bedroom, position the bed to enable
you to see the door easily but not opposite to it and the headboard
should have a solid wall instead of window for support. Beds should
not have beams or
canopies above them and mirrors should not reflect
the bed in it.
- Bathrooms should be clean, airy, efficient
and not opposite the entrance of the house. Its door should open
inside and kept closed.
- Sofa in the
room should be place to allow you to see everybody
entering the room. Keep minimal furniture here with clear pathways.
You can also place mirror to reflect the door so that you can see it
while sitting on the sofa.
- Round coffee tables and ottomans and
furniture with rounded corner are preferable.
- In kitchen, cook more often to invite wealth
in the house. Place cooking appliances in such a manner that cook
can see everybody entering the kitchen or place mirrors on the walls
to reflect the person walking in.