Tips For Adding Feng Shui Into Your Lifestyle
Feng shui is a practice that has been around for many, many years. While it may seem like a difficult concept for some to understand, there are a score of followers that believe in the power of this concept. If you are looking for a new way to enjoy your lifestyle and promote positive energy, you can use the basic steps of feng shui to liven things up in any area of your home or even your office.
To understand the benefits of feng shui it is important to know and understand what this philosophy is all about. Feng shui comes from China and is a set of rules that dictate the proper way to arrange and organize a space in a special pattern involving the yin and yang symbol, which is designed to improve the flow of energy.
Depending on the orientation of things in your room, you can experience either good or bad energy. To skeptics, the thought of using space to improve one’s life may seem silly but for thousands of years up to the present, a large number of people have dedicated themselves to this philosophy and claim to have benefited greatly from it.
Interested? Then there are a few basic steps you’ll want to take. First you’ll want to identify your home or office’s Bagua, which is a special map that lays out where the different energy paths lie. The Bagua will show you were the best places are to arrange your things and make sure that all of the energy flows properly. You can find Bagua maps on the Internet or in any feng shui book.
After you have figured out where the best areas of your home or office space are for the different energy patterns in your life, you’ll want to take care of any clutter in the area you plan on using to implement feng shui. According to this ancient Chinese philosophy, you should only keep things in your home that you love and that bring you joy and happiness. While tossing clutter may be difficult at first, it is vital for creating and establishing the harmony needed for your new feng shui space.
Once the clutter is gone and you have plenty of space to work with, you’ll want to make sure that the space has good natural light and proper air circulation. Learn to open the windows and let fresh air come through and if you have a room that doesn’t get a lot of natural sunlight, you can set up eco-friendly lamps/bulbs.
When it comes to placing your furniture and choosing the right color schemes, you’ll need to refer to the five feng shui elements. Each one has its own set of colors that will need to be implemented in order to set the feng shui energy going. Not only does each element have its own colors, it represents different types of energies, which you can pick and choose from.
The element colors are as follows: water is blue and black, wood is green and brown, earth is light yellow, light brown and sandy/earthy tones, metal is white and gray and fire is bright yellow, purple, red, pink and orange.