Feng Shui for Beginners

Feng Shui Tips for Beginners

Feng Shui, is a system for governing the orientation and spatial arrangement of your furniture in order to channel the flow of positive energy in your home.

This Chinese philosophical system, which is also closely linked to Taoism, is aimed at harmonizing a person’s energy with their surroundings, so the flow of positive energy brings wealth, good health and success to those who practice it.

On the flip side, if things inside the house or office are not placed properly, the disharmony will impact the flow of the energy negatively.

Why Use Feng Shui?

Applying the principles of Feng Shui, means we live in harmony with nature and that we invite happiness and good fortune into our home.

Using Feng Shui is an incredible way to ensure that the home you build for yourself contributes towards making you successful, healthy, rich and happy while keeping negative energy out. If you are a beginner, and want to change the décor of your home to fit with Feng Shui principles, you won’t need to make major changes to improve the flow of energy in your home.

The Front Door

Many people find it convenient to use the back door, but this convenience may limit the positive energy and good opportunities from entering your home. So, always use the front door.

The front door allows energy into the home, so make sure the path to your front door is unobscured. If your front door faces east, it should be made of wood and it should be green or brown. South-facing doors should be red, orange, yellow, purple or pink.

If your front door faces west, it should be white or grey while north-facing doors should be black or blue.

The Bedroom

Bed placement is an important part of Feng Shui. In China, dead people are carried out of the bedroom feet-first, so don’t allow the foot of your bed to face the door. Instead, place your bed diagonally across from the door to ensure good sleep, health and wealth. Have a good view of the room and door and ensure that your head is against something solid like a wall to help ground you.

Are you an early bird? Choose an east facing room or a west facing room for night owls to maximize your energy gain from the sun.

Place A Fountain Near Your Home’s Entrance

Water represents wealth. So, it is always a good idea to place a water element like a fountain near the home’s entrance.

Always Keep Your Bathroom Door Closed

In Feng Shui, water is a symbol of wealth, and since water flows out of the bathroom, keeping your bathroom door open and the toilet seat up implies you have no problem letting wealth drain out of your home.

Feng Shui Touches

Certain home décor elements such as picture frames with pictures of happy family members, water elements such as fountains, laughing Buddhas, plants, etc. should be kept in the home to encourage joy. You can buy these online at Tansu.net and give your home a Feng Shui makeover.

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