Monday, September 14, 2009

Do You Feng Shui?

Feng Shui, pronounced
"fung shway," usually translated as "energy flow," is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to help one improve life by receiving positive qi. Qi is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Feng Shui is the theory of five elements, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. The elements are the five manifestations of Chi, or universal energy, and are represented in your environment by colors, shapes, textures, smells, taste, etc. In order to experience high vitality levels and an increased level of well-being, masters recommend living in a place that supports your birth element; find out which one it is, ask me.

Feng Shui can be used to better your life in many different areas, such as, health, relationships, happiness... Here are some tips that might help you accomplish a Feng Shui lifestyle:

- Health, keep the center of your house clean, clutter free and open. Eliminate metal objects from your Bedroom, as metal conducts electricity. Do not sleep under beams or sloped ceiling. Do not sleep with your feet in line with the door. Aerate your home often and use essential oils like lavender, chamomile and sage, to purify the space. Have specific plants that purify the air, such as
peace lily, boston fern, spider plant; Color green is very healing.

- Relationships, round or oval shaped mirrors. A few pictures of loved ones and friends. Matching items, such as a pair of candlesticks, two flowers. Color pink means love.

- Happiness, take fights outside. If you can't, open the windows immediately to allow the negativity flow out. If it was a bad fight, sprinkle sea salt on the floor and allow it to sit overnight, absorbing the negative energy. Sweep it up in the morning and get it out of the house.

There is a lot more to learn about Feng Shui than what I wrote here, very interesting stuff indeed. I hope you liked this topic enough to research more in depth about it; it sure made me think where the bagua in our home is and how to place our beds when wanting to live a more harmonious life.

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