Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art and science that governs spatial arrangements in relation to the flow of Chi (energy). This 3,000-year-old science teaches you how to balance the energies in homes, offices or gardens ensuring an improvement of your fortunes. The principles of Feng Shui should be applied when designing buildings such that rooms, doors, and windows face the right direction in accordance with its laws.
This science offers easy and practical tips to apply to your home to improve your life, health, wealth, career, love, etc… Getting started with Feng Shui, which essentially means ‘water’ and ‘air’, is easier than what you would expect; here’s a look at some basic guidelines.
De-clutter your home: Just the way a clear mind brings in positive thoughts, similarly an uncluttered home brings in positive energies. You should get rid of anything that you haven’t used in an year and lighten up your home, providing for easier flow of energy.
Bring nature in: The elements of fresh air, natural light and Feng Shui-approved plants are key to providing positive Chi into our home. Open your doors and windows as often as possible to bring in air and natural light and to prevent stagnation or blockage of energy anywhere in the home.
Five Feng Shui elements: Create a balance of the 5 basic Feng Shui elements that include fire, water, earth, metal and wood, to create vibrant energy in all areas of your home. For example, if you want to attract prosperity, you should keep wood and water in the southeast part of your home or if you want health, then keep wood in the eastern part of your home.
Feng Shui for cure: There are a variety of ways you can use Feng Shui to cure problem areas in your life. You can use things like aquariums, fountains, crystals and even colors to heal and improve energies.
Lucky Kua numbers and directions: Find out your lucky Kua numbers and directions to avail the best energies specific to you. For example if your lucky number is one, then its best for important things to face southeast, east, south or the north. You can then adjust the position of your bed, desk or seating on the dining table accordingly.
Front door: Make sure that energy has a smooth route to flow into your home and isn’t blocked by some tree or bins or shoes on the door step. Take good, loving care of your front door. Make sure that the first thing to see when entering the front door isn’t a bathroom or a mirror or furniture facing backwards.
Outside Feng Shui: If your home is at a T-junction or you live close to a railroad or your backyard is sloping, then you need to nullify these negativities by creating a beautiful garden – however small!