Feng Shui (pronounced fung-shway) literally translates as Wind-Water and originated in China over three thousand years ago. It is a system of philosophy, science and art that is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the core belief that everything is energetically connected and always changing. It teaches us to be thoughtful about how we arrange our space and which objects we surround ourselves with.
Central to Feng Shui is the concept of Chi, a life energy that flows around and within us, and affects our well-being and happiness. Chi is divided into two opposite forces, yin and yang, that must be kept in balance to maintain health and well-being.
According to the principles of Feng Shui, each sector of our homes reflects an aspect of our life, and the way we arrange the physical space around us can have a profound impact on our health, wealth, and relationships. By becoming conscious of the relationship between our surroundings and the way we feel, we can make careful decor and design choices that are aligned with our goals.
Feng Shui is aimed at creating the best balance of elements and flow of Chi throughout any space to enhance the harmony and vitality of an environment. Upon entering a room, Chi will make a circle around the room before moving on. If it becomes trapped or flows too quickly, it will cause an imbalance in the space and very often in the person’s life. As each area of the home and office reflects a specific area of our life, the act of altering the physical space and restoring the natural flow of energy can vastly improve the quality of our lives.
Using the core concepts of the Bagua map and the Five Elements, Feng Shui practitioners analyze the space and can pinpoint if something in that space is disrupting the Chi of the area and the balance of that part of life. These observations enable them to offer solutions aimed at creating an environment that elicits positive feelings, balance, focus and prosperity at every level of life.
Depending on each individual’s goals, one may focus on certain areas of their life – such as family harmony, prosperity, good health, marital bliss, etc. By becoming aware of therelationship between an individual and his surroundings, we can use Feng Shui as a powerful generator of change.
Bagua map - Diagram consisting of nine areas that is superimposed on the plan of your house. Each area is associated with an element and represents a particular aspect of life: Life journey, Family, Abundance, Fame & Prosperity, Intimate Relationships, Creativity & Children, Helpful People & Travel, Health.
Yin/Yang - A concept from the I Ching denoting the opposite polarities that came into being when the universe came into manifestation; the Daoist idea that unites all opposites as complimentary inseparable forces.a
5 Elements - The Five Elements consist of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Each elements is associated with a shape, color, pattern, material, time of day and season. Interaction between these elements and chi form the foundation theory for achieving Feng Shui balance.aaaa
Other adjustments - furniture placement and density, colors, lighting, sound, clutter clearing, aromatherapy, numerology, EMF reduction, moving objects, living energy, water energy, crystals, mirrors, transcendental cures, personal objects.