Feng Shui will change your life!
Feng Shui is an age-old art. It aims to optimise the flow of energy – Chi – by organising your environment. The improvements should increase quality of life for home dwellers or office users. So, to chase away stress, take a look at Feng Shui...
Feng Shui is based upon different Chinese theories. It is especially based upon the presence of two opposite forces: Yin and Yang. These two principles co-exist in nature and are apparently the origin of the vital energy which surrounds and flows within us. In the same way that acupuncture and Tai Chi improve energy flow in our bodies, Feng Shui aims to facilitate energy flows in our environment.
Organise your home
In theory, it is therefore essential to organise your apartment or house to improve Chi flow. But the rules of Feng Shui are quite complex, some companies and individuals even call upon specialists. However, everyone can, from some basic information, harmonise their home according to Feng Shui principles.
The living room should have two doors, one close to the entrance, the other giving more directly onto the other rooms to enable Chi flow. Backs of living room armchairs should not face doors or the chimney, again for the same energy flow reasons. A square or, even better, a round table is preferable to oval or rectangular tables. You can have a television set as long as you place a green plant to its left to eliminate negative waves. Avoid mezzanines, which prevent good energy flow.
The worktop surface should be placed so that your back does not face the door. The cooker should be kept at distance from the sink and fridge (fire should not mix with water...).
The bathroom is a room tjat produces a lot of energy. To promote Chi flow, it should therefore be as far as possible from the entrance to the house or apartment. It shouldn’t be at the end of a corridor either.
The bed should not be directly facing the door, but the door should be visible from the bedside. You shouldn’t have electrical installations above the bed, nor a television set or electronic appliance facing you. You should not keep green plants or aquariums in the bedroom (fish stimulate Chi and hinder peaceful sleep). The bed should not be reflected in a mirror so that negative waves evacuated by the body while sleeping are not thrown back. It is preferable not to have a window on the wall opposite the door, to prevent Chi from disappearing too quickly.
Always have plants in your office. These act upon energy flows and promote initiative and enterprising spirit. If you can, avoid open space offices, whichpromote stress. Place your office chair with the back facing a wall. Avoid putting your desk directly opposite a colleague’s; this is a source of tension. Shift the desks so they are not directly opposite. Even if you don’t believe in the benefits of Feng Shui, don’t hesitate to follow these few principles. This advice often simply reveals common sense.
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