What is Feng Shui? Feng means wind and shui means water in the Chinese culture and that has come to represent good health and good fortune. Many people don’t quite understand or connect the significance of feng shui with how it affects your way of living. Feng shui examines how the placement of items within a space affect the energy flow in your living environment, and how these objects interact with and influence your personal energy flow. Your personal energy flow affects how you think and act, which in turn affects how well you perform and succeed in your personal and professional life. I believe it’s important to layout your interior space so that you can allow good “qi or chi” to enter providing you with the maximum level of positive energy to flow and circulate in your surroundings. This harmonizes you with your space and can help improve your way of living. Below are some feng shui do’s and dont’s.
1. Place the bed diagonally to the door or between the door and the window so that you are facing the door but your bed is not directly in line with the door.
2. Do not place your bed directly in front of or underneath a window as energy enters and leaves a room through the windows.
3. Do not place your bed directly across from the door or in line with the door. This placement has your feet pointing towards the door in this arrangement and is the worst possible position since its considered the position of death.
4. Never place your bed on a wall shared by the bathroom.
5. Never place furniture in natural pathways in a room. This will block the energy and cause it to become stagnant and negative.
6. Place a couch against a wall in your living room//family room but not floating in the middle of the room as it allows the energy easily and freely in the surrounding.
7. Clear clutter as much as possible as it can block, interfere, and distort the flow of energy in your space.
Try rearranging your furniture to see how the flow of energy moves around in your space and if you feel an improvement in how you feel.