Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that focuses on the art of design. The idea is that all things—living or non-living—give off a certain energy, or “chi,” that combine with your own, affecting your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.
According to this philosophy, to obtain good chi, you want to create an atmosphere that will enhance and allow the energies in your home to flow freely. In order to do that, you’ll focus on color, decor, and furniture placement.
The idea feng shui in your bedroom, for example, is to create a safe place for sleep, rest, intimacy, and the recharging of both the body and the spirit. So how do you create this atmosphere? Here are a few quick tips.
Remove as many of the electronics from your bedroom as you possibly can. Electronics emit electromagnetic energy, which can disrupt your rest, health, and fertility.
Get rid of clutter
Get rid of all the unnecessary clutter you have in your bedroom. By getting rid of that clutter, you’re allowing the energy in your room to flow freely and easily.
Move your bed
Never place your bed directly in line with the door—this is known as the “dead mans position.” It symbolizes the way the dead are carried out of their home—feet first.
Avoid placing the head of your bed against a wall that’s shared with a bathroom.
And, since energy enters and leaves a room through it’s windows, never place the head of your bed against one. If you absolutely have to, make sure you have a solid headboard to block any new energy from rushing over you as you sleep.
Move your furniture
Arrange your room in a way that avoids having the corners of your furniture pointing towards your bed. Corners represent the points of an arrow and are thought to represent “killing” energy.
Remove excess books
Avoid having a large selection of books in your room as they are too stimulating.
Avoid any water features
Having water features in your room, like fish tanks and fountains, are considered to be unlucky and are said to lead to a loss of money.
Pick your linens wisely
Your linens should be a solid color. However, if you prefer patterns, avoid choosing any geometric, or angular designs. These patters are said to derive negative energy and can be disturbing to your rest.
By incorporating feng shui into your home, you are both enhancing and balancing the energies that flow throughout it. It’s said that if you are able to achieve this balance, it will help to foster the improvement of each aspect of your life including, but not limited to, mood, health relationships, and finances.
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