About Feng Shui

What is Feng Shui?

This is a simple question that can be quite difficult to answer. Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that teaches how to balance the energies in any given space - be it a home, office or garden - in order to assure good fortune for people inhabiting it, As good fortune comes in many ways - better health, successful career, fulfilling love life, etc. Feng Shui has detailed tips for almost any area of one's life.

Feng means wind and Shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good Feng Shui came to mean good fortune, while bad Feng Shui means bad luck, or misfortune. Feng Shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.

The Feng Shui practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of "invisible forces" that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi. Historically, Feng Shui was widely used to orient buildings, often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of Feng Shui being used, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass.

"Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water."

Feng Shui was suppressed in mainland China during the state-imposed Cultural Revolution of the 1960s but has since then regained popularity all around the world.

9 Tools of Feng Shui

A variety of tools are available to the Feng Shui practitioner, and any one may be more effective than another for a particular situation. The following tools are especially helpful to unblock energy and balance a home or business:

  • Colors adds emotional, physiological, and cultural content to our lives. We associate certain things with color, such as holidays, cultural events, and emotions. In Feng Shui, color is primarily used to represent and balance the Five Elements Read More.

  • Sound is used to connect us to others in our environment. Music is a powerful way to uplift the chi in any environment and can sooth stressful home or office situations. Read More

  • Lighting and Crystals are a very common cure. They can be used to uplift and enhance chi, fill in missing areas of the Bagua, and in some cases, deflect poison arrows. Read More

  • Art & Symbols can enhance the chi, whether it is a painting, sculpture, or textile. The selection and placement of art depends on the area of the Bagua you need to activate. Art should reflect positive images and feelings. Read More

  • Living Things like healthy plants and flowers connect you with the natural world. They can be chosen for a specific shape and color to correspond to a particular element and area of the Bagua. Silk plants can be used where light is too limited to grow healthy plants. Read More

  • Water such as fountains and aquariums stimulate the movement of chi in and around your home or business.

  • Wind-Sensitive Objects such as wind chimes, mobiles, whirligigs, banners, flags, and weather vanes attract the chi into your environment.

  • Mirrors can be used inside to reflect a pleasant view into a home or to symbolically move a wall and correct its shape. Outside, they can be used to deflect a negative structure or unpleasant object. Read More

  • Crystals and Precious Stones represent energy from deep within the Earth and can help you feel grounded. Hanging a clear faceted crystal in a window will attract the sparkle of the sun and its full color spectrum into your space. Read More

We recommend you to read our articles on Feng Shui Directions - Bagua to gain more knowledge.
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