Why Does Feng Shui Matter?
- It reduces stress
- It boosts your Chi
- It’s a great way to decorate
If you know someone stressed from a recent move, a housewarming gift that incorporates Feng Shui may be the perfect thing to ease their mind.
1. Keep it Clean
Nobody wants to live in a messy apartment.
Get rid of anything that you don’t need or takes up space. A clean home is a stress-free home.
2. The Feng Shui Trinity
The three most intimate spaces in your home are your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.
These are the areas where the concepts below should be applied to first.
You start your day moving from the bedroom to the bathroom to the kitchen.
You end your day moving from the kitchen to the bathroom to the bedroom.
3. Light and Air
Light is good. So is clean air.
Feng Shui has enhanced the quality of both in people’s homes for over 3,500 years.
Place plants and products such as candles and incense containing essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, etc.) throughout your home.
4.The Mouth of the House
Your home absorbs its Chi through the main entrance, or ‘mouth of the house.’ Create a welcoming space to circulate energy.
- Place a welcome mat at the entrance
- Position a vase on a small table.
- Avoid mirrors that directly face the main door. They may turn away good energy.
Become familiar with the energy map, or Bagua, in your home. It shows you which areas of your home are connected to specific areas of your life.
Imagine the image above was placed on top of your home’s floorplan.
Based on which elements line up with which room, you can begin to think about design, decor, spacing, etc.
6. Balance the 5 Elements of Feng Shui
Stable energy in your home is developed by combining the right shapes and colors.
Use your Bagua to decide what elements should be the focus of each area in your home.
7. Be Mindful of Your Birth Element
Knowing your Birth Element helps establish an environment that allows your energy to flourish.
Pay attention to this personal element when you decorate.
Use this chart by Rodika Tchi to find out what your personal Feng Shui Birth Element is.
The chart lists each Chinese New Year – find the date that comes directly before your birth date (DD/MM/YY).
Your home should be your sanctuary. These tips will help you achieve that goal.
Special thanks to Feng Shui expert Rodika Tchi as a source for our information