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Feng Shui – It’s Working Whether You Know it or Not

Have you wondered why you feel more comfortable in certain areas of your home than others? Have you ever rearranged your office and had more energy afterwords?  Do you know why you choose to sit where you do in a doctor’s office?  You may not realize it, but you are experiencing the effects of Feng ShuiFeng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging the physical environment to ensure energy flow and balance.

You can feel the effects of Feng Shui whether you believe in it or not.  Environments with good Feng Shui naturally feel more comfortable.  For example, homes with lots of natural light sell faster than homes that are dark inside.  A bed positioned against a wall rather than in the middle of a room allows you to sleep better.  And you may be unable to relax in a house on a busy street than one located on quieter, winding street. 

Feng Shui works with qi (or chi).  Qi is the underlying essence of all things.    The goal of Feng Shui is to enhance good qi in your space while keeping out detrimental qi.  According to Chinese principles, Qi has direct impact on your health, wealth, and relationships. 

Feng Shui will help you feel more relaxed and peaceful in any environment.  Applying the principles of Feng Shui can ensure an optimum environment which will support your health, wealth, relationships and over all well-being.  It’s already working in your life, why not make it work for you?

Feng Shui works whether you believe in it or not.

You don’t have to believe in Feng Shui for it to work. Like gravity, Feng Shui principles are in effect at all times even though you can’t see them.  And you don’t need windchimes, crystals, statues, a red front door, and mirrors to practice Feng Shui.  Feng Shui originated in China over 6,000 years ago and of course, the ancient Chinese didn’t have any of the so-called “Feng Shui” items found stores today.

Feng Shui provides us with principles which explain:

  1. Why location on a street is important and can cause restaurants in certain locations to fail time after time;
  2. Why certain rooms in your home feel more comfortable than others;
  3. Why you may feel unsettled if you sleep in a bed placed in the middle of a room rather than  against a wall;
  4. Why most of us feel better in a home that has an adequate amount of natural light;
  5. Why it feels awkward to have a stairway directly facing the front door.

Traditional, authentic Feng Shui principles draw on astronomy, mathematics, topography, geography, science, and philosophy.  Like yoga or the martial arts, there are many different types of Feng Shui.  The “westernized” version involving a bagua is fun, and has a general connection to traditional Feng Shui, but realize that actually Feng Shui is an multi-layered art and science that one can study for a lifetime.