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
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 and 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 particular area.
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 living 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
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.