In a recent conversation with my Mom about the layout and positioning of her bedroom furniture, the idea of Feng Shui came up. I mentioned to her that I’d heard it was bad feng shui to have the foot of you bed facing a mirror…something about negative energy being reflected back to you in your sleep??? The conversation prompted me to dig a little deeper and I found some very interesting concepts in Feng Shui and how it might improve your health.
Here’s the scoop…Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art of aesthetics believed to help improve one’s life by allowing you to receive positive Qi (energy flow). Feng means wind and shui means water. Wind and water are associated with good health in Chinese culture, thus, knowledge of feng shui reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for the people inhabiting it. In feng shui, there is an obvious relationship between your health and the environment in which you live.
In feng shui, the center of the home is the health area. Here are some easy tips I discovered for implementing Feng Shui for health in your home:
- Introduce fresh air – utilize feng shui air-purifying plants, open windows or use essential oils to clear the air
- Introduce natural light – allow as much natural light in as possible and consider using full-spectrum lights
- De-clutter your space – rid yourself of things you do not love or do not need in your house
- Decorate the “health areas” of your home – 2 rooms that are especially beneficial for health enhancements are the living room and the dining room; include items such as
- earth-tone or yellow rugs
- books on health & healing
- earthen or stone objects
- candles or incense burners
- images of earth, particularly mountains which represent strength and stability (no water representation)
- Rearrange your furniture – use a bagua or energy map to determine which areas of your home are connected to specific areas of your life and arrange furniture accordingly
There is so much more to this and I plan to really spend some time learning more about it. In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure, here are some pictures of beautiful living spaces that incorporate the concepts of Feng Shui. I would love to live in any one of these spaces! Enjoy…and don’t forget to COMMENT & SUBSCRIBE!