Feng Shui literally translated means “Wind & Water”. It is often called the “Chinese Art of Object Placement”. The fundamental goal is first to achieve balance in one’s environment, then in one’s life.
Feng Shui’s objective is to cultivate positive energy called “chi” (pronounced “chee”). The Five Elements comprise our natural environment, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth.
Positive chi is achieved by strategically placing these elements in the environment. When the elements are in balance, the occupant’s life improves.
Feng Shui principles can successfully be integrated into every environment, y implementing the appropriate modifications within the design, environments become beautifully balanced.
Feng Shui Facts:
- It can improve health, reduce stress, increase productivity and create a harmonious environment in the home and office.
Color “chi” greatly affects individually as well as in our environment. Selecting the correct color is just as important visually as it is energetically. Our body is surrounded by a field of electromagnetic energy called the “Aura”, which draws in and emits color energy.
In fact, Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine, implemented Color Therapy in his practice. He used different colored ointments and salves in his treatments and he painted his treatment rooms to promote healing. Hippocrates discovered that red helped patients with circulatory problems, while blue helped in reducing the temperature of fevers in adults and children.
Ancient cultures as well as contemporary interior designers are aware that certain colors, such as red, excite us while blue calms us.
Feng Shui Tips:
- De-clutter. By removing unnecessary clutter, the chi flow is stimulated which promotes new opportunities or objects to come in.
- Photos. Surround yourself with photos of happy experiences and people you love.
- Music or pleasant sounds will increase the room’s energy.
- Re-plant. By bringing plants indoors it promotes healthy environments. Plants that clean the air: Lady Palm, Ivy, Golden Pothos, Dwarf Banana, Peace Lily, Philodendron, Ficus. If you cannot take care of the real plant buy silk. Important thing is to bring in outdoors.
- Toilet lid down; Bathroom door shut. Water is symbolic of money by shutting the lid and door it helps prevent loss of money. Bathrooms are also a source of dirty chi that needs to be contained.
- Beautiful objects. Accessorize with objects that lift your spirits; they also raise the chi in the environment. This has an opposite effect on objects that make you feel bad.
- Rounded edged furniture and objects are preferred over sharp ones. Not only is this a Feng Shui principle, it is also for safety.
- Pets improve the chi and can be great companions. Studies have shown that petting animals can relieve stress.
- Moving objects such as mobiles, electric wind chimes and revolving doors activate the chi.