Improve Your Home With Feng Shui

Friday, August 24, 2012
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese Science which has been used for many thousands of years. This is based on the idea that everything is connected together somehow. Feng Shui literally means "Wind and Water" when translated. Feng Shui looks at the flow of energy, known as chi in a room, or in any space. The energy is always moving, and balance is what is important in Feng Shui. There are many different things that can affect Chi, including the location of your home, and the direction your house points in. Chi Flow in the rooms in your home are very important factors when looking at Feng Shui. Chi needs to be allowed to flow easily through the room and not get stuck anywhere. Equally this energy cannot be allowed to flow too fast, as this can cause problems too. Take a look around your rooms and see how energy flows through your room. Try to find ways that you can use to improve the flow of energy. Clutter will be the biggest problem you will experience from a Feng Shui point of view. If you remove the piles of clutter then you should be able to dramatically improve the flow of energy. The Chinese regarded the balance of five elements to be very important. These five elements are metal, earth, fire, wood and water. By balancing these elements in your home you will be able to create a much better balance in your life. The earth element is represented by using plants, fire can be represented by using candles or lighting. It's important that all of the elements are in balance. A Bagua is a Chinese compass which is split into nine sections. Each section is associated with a particular area of your life. You can use this on the floor plan using the direction of your home and work out what the different sections of your home mean. Another important part of Feng Shui are the colors, by using specific colors you will be able to improve the flow of energy. It can be very complicated to learn Feng Shui techniques, however it does get easier. It's possible to improve your life fairly easily by doing small things such as adding wind chimes to stop the chi stagnating. You should use metal wind chimes which are hollow so that they make a noise. Anything with a sharp corner is bad, so try and use plants to soften the corner. You should always sit so that you are facing away from the walls, preferably towards the door, you should never sit with your back towards a window. Feng Shui will also improve if you use fresh flowers, this should also improve your love life. The flowers should be put in a window which is west facing. You can improve the chi energy by hanging a crystal in the room. The whole home should be kept clean, especially the entrance to your home. A great way to improve the chi levels in your home is to use mirrors, however you can't add them anywhere you like. You have to be very careful that you know exactly what is being reflected. Keep certain rooms for certain activities, however make sure that every room is used, otherwise stagnant energy can build up.