Feng Shui


Feng Shui Overview

This Trusty Guide to Feng Shui will give you the basics behind the ancient art and science of arranging objects to achieve perfect harmony. You will learn some serious information on the history of Feng Shui, but also a lot of non-serious, non-technical and practical information on how you can use Feng Shui for fun (shh… don’t tell the masters Feng Shui can be fun).

The word Feng Shui
(pronounced foong shway or fung shway)
means wind and water

You’ll learn where to put your fish tank to enhance your wealth, how sticky doors can affect the flow of chi, and which perfect yin/yang flower can optimally balance your garden.

In this guide, we’ll show you:

  • The ideas and beliefs that Feng Shui is based on
  • How the bagua chart works, which tells you what sectors of your home represent particular parts of your life
  • How to determine your kua number, and why it’s important for focusing your energies on a particular part of your life
  • How colors and light affect the yin/yang balance in your home, and how to improve this balance
  • Why some people don’t like Feng Shui (and why it’s illegal in China)

To get started , here are some quick Feng Shui tips that you can start using today:

Feng Shui Tips
() Incorporate a balance between yin (dark, soft, passive, even) and yang (light, hard, active, odd).
() Use yin and yang depending on the function of the space (an office is more yang, while a garden is more yin).
() Use a balance of lights in every room to balance yin and yang. For example, in bedrooms, have a light for the entire room as well as individual table lamps to produce shadows.
() Avoid bright fluorescent lights, which create too much yang/high energy.
() Light is not as important in bathrooms, storerooms and kitchens because these places have greater yang energy and aren’t as affected by soft light.
() Pay greater attention to the use of light in living, dining and family rooms because these places are yin environments and require a delicate balance of light.
() Use the bagua chart to determine which colors correspond with which locations.
() For entrances and doors, use red because it is yang and inviting for visitors.
() For hallways, use pale, mellow colors because people do not spend much time in them.
() For inner rooms, use a combination of bright and pale colors to balance yin and yang (eg. Pale wall paint and bring picture frames).
() To maximize the flow of chi, clean clutter that would block the energy flow.
() Use wavy or curvy lines to allow chi to flow; avoid straight lines, which block chi.
() Make sure straight lines don’t point toward the place where people sit (these are poison arrows).

Read on to learn more about this facinating philosophy.

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