Ancient Chinese art, Feng Shui focuses on the sublime organization of spaces to allow a greater flow of energy which, in turn, can bring positive results to our lives. Hand in hand with the decor, this practice can be applied to the entire house or a single room, that where more need of positive energy! From A to Z, here is the key to incorporating Feng Shui at home there!
A – Air
The air circulating in our homes is as important as the one we breathe. Every day, open the windows for at least 20 minutes to allow the entry of external energy. Can purchase air purifiers or plants that have the same effect.
B – Ba-Gua
The great “tool” of Feng Shui, the Ba-Gua is a otogonal map (often adapted Square) that will help guide the flow of Chi (see below) at home. It seems strange? It is not! The Ba-Gua divides any home or division in nine areas where they concentrate the different energies. Standing at its entrance with his back to the door you will find: Career (in the center of the frontal zone), Relationship, Ancestors, Wealth, Health, People Helping (to the right), Children and Knowledge (to the left) and Fame (in the back area). All that is happening in these spaces, be good, be bad energy, will be reflected in the corresponding areas of your life.
C – Chi
Feng Shui means “wind and water”, and the energy moves with the wind and accumulates in the water. Chi, in turn, is the main component of Feng Shui, namely, that it needs to move freely to allow entry of positive energy in a house. Chi is the life force and the Feng Shui is a way to put toward us working on our behalf.
D – Directions
We get the energy to eight different directions, each with its natural and specificities: North (Water), Northeast (Mountain), Northwest (Heaven), East (Thunder), West (Lake), South (Fire) Southeast (Wind), Southwest (Earth). The center that unites all directions is the energy “Chi”, the most potent of all energies.
E – Elements
There are 5 basic elements with their own meanings, each of which corresponds to a part of the house: Tree / Wood (Ascending Energy – Ancestors and Wealth); Solo (Power-down – Relationship, Knowledge and Health); Fire (Active Energy – Fame); Metal (Meeting Energy – Children and People Helping); and Water (Fluid Power – Career).
F – Fire
The element that is the passion and active energy. The harmonious existence of this element (in the South zone, northeast and southwest) brings energy to support the career, helping him to achieve the recognition you want. The colors associated with the fire are red, orange, bright yellow, purple and pink.
G – Personal tastes
Feng Shui is not just the five elements and their most influential colors, but also need the personal touch of who inhabits the house! Surround yourself with beautiful things, things that make you good just to have around, to see them and touch them … but without mounting an authentic fair!
H – History
Practiced in China for more than seven thousand years, Feng Shui was used to guide people towards reaching those who are considered the major goals of life – health, wealth and power. All this was achieved through the efficient organization of their homes. However this was for years a closely guarded secret between emperors and aristocrats.
I – Intuition
Embrace Feng Shui requires some knowledge, but also a good dose of intuition. To want to apply the principles of this art in your home, it is necessary to have an open mind and not be afraid to experiment and change provisions, objects and colors to feel really … or to speak, actually invaded by positive energy!
J – Garden
Remember the garden, after all, is that it bridges the gap between nature and your home. If you have garden to the rear and in the front of the house, do not neglect one over the other, but try to keep them balanced and in tune. Do not place plants with spikes in the front yard or at the door, you are welcomed sites. Instead of straight and structured, paths must be bent so that energy can flow more easily. Try to incorporate the five elements: the tree and the soil are already there, so just add a pond or fountain (water), a wind messenger or chairs (metal) and a barbecue (fire). Make sure to sow flowers and plants in bright, attractive colors, being appreciated by those who pass, they will attract positive energy to your home. However, keep always clean and free garden plants and dead leaves. If you live in an apartment, put flower beds and pots on the windows and / or balconies.
L – Light
Another essential source of energy is the light and how much more natural light you have, the better! With regard to artificial light, combine it with the spaces in question – welcoming lamps for the bedroom or a comprehensive light for office. The candles are also recommended, since they do not have toxins.
M – Furniture
There must be a gap of about 90cm between the arrangement of the different pieces of furniture, to allow continuous flow of energy. The beds should be snug against a wall, so that it has strong support from behind him and should be lifted to allow the circulation of energy also underneath. In the children’s room avoid the bunks. Expose the furniture to ever be back to the door.
N – No
Some of the taboos in Feng Shui include: do not put the stove in the Northwest area of the house (meaning “fire in the sky” and that a man of the house could be the victim of a heart attack); does not have open stairs (it means the loss of wealth); not plant a tree directly in front of your home (it means you can reduce the number of good opportunities that may be knocking at the door).
O – Organization
There is no more important word in Feng Shui philosophy of the organization. The act of choosing, throw out or put away all the objects and “junk” that has spread through the house will go along way to create a harmonious space with light and energy. Much confusion attracts negative energy which, at time runs out not only his, but also decreases your overall well-being and clarity of mind.
P – Principles
It takes several years of study and experience to master all the principles of Feng Shui that in addition to some schools of thought, reaches various levels, with more and less complicated techniques. As you discover this art, will stumble names and concepts as unusual as “Flying Star,” “Gua / Trigram of Life,” “Cardeiais Directions”, “Compass”, “The 8 Mansions”, among others.
Q – I want more!
Not yet reached the end of the article and is already excited? Well yet! The tendency is to get even more and there is a huge offer for those who want to study in depth this art – books, courses and workshops, to the profession already exists “Feng Shui consultant”!
R – Remaining Elements
Water – represents relaxation, freshness and abundance. The harmonious existence of this element (in the North, East and South) brings calm, relaxed, pure and fresh energy, still a symbol of abundance. The colors associated with water are blue and black.
Tree (Madeira) – Represents health and vitality. The harmonious existence of this element (in the North, East and South) brings calm, relaxed, pure and fresh energy, still a symbol of abundance. The colors associated with the tree / wood is green and brown.
Metal – represents the clarity and accuracy. The harmonious existence of this element (in East areas, South West and South) brings energy linked to health, vitality and growth, still a symbol of wealth and prosperity. The colors associated with the metal are gray and white.
S – Solo
The element that is the power and stability. The harmonious existence of this element (in areas Center, Northeast and Southwest) help to achieve the protection, stability and the necessary power for all your relationships. The colors associated with the soil are light yellow, brown and beige.
T – Triangle
The most important areas of the house – because they are closely linked to health and well-being – focus on the entry-kitchen-fourth triangle. The entrance of a house is the “mouth of chi”, ie one that receives and distributes all energy. It should be a beautiful and clean space without stacks of mail, shoes and jackets (incidentally, the input of cabinets should contain only clothing and seasonal objects in use!). The state of your kitchen determines the state of your health, so keep this clean space (including all appliances, cabinets, drawers and pots) and organized. If so, replace all the “normal” detergents (many chemicals) for “natural” (without chemicals). While natural refuge and resting place par excellence, is the room where the environment should be more tidy, ie nothing under the bed, clean closets and without clothes and other things piled up and that does not use for centuries. The most important is to remove objects that distract visually and in terms of energy – TV, fitness equipment, computer …
U – Union
The basic pillar of Feng Shui is the union of the forces of nature and man. The energies that exist in the universe, nature and the objects can be exploited to balance and improve our lives, simply for the efficient organization of our home.
V – Green
Plants and flowers indoors are also allowed and Feng Shui dictates that purify the air and lend light to any environment, provided they are not cacti or have many peaks! If you want a plant in the room, place it away from the bed.
W – WC
In addition to impeccably clean (dishes, surfaces, windows, floors, mirrors, lights, curtains, carpets …) and ordered (cabinets and drawers that are not abarotar!), The WC should not have any problem (toilet, faucet that drips, cracked tiles, burned out lamps …). Often change the towels and do the laundry from the bathroom! Both the health cover as the very bathroom door should always be closed to keep out negative energies.
X – Xtra, Xtra!
To whet the curiosity, some extra details: there are several public places that have been decorated with Feng Shui at the request of their owners and in order to attract prosperity – Trump Towers (New York), MGM Grand Hotel (Las Vegas), Universal Studios ( Hollywood) or Hong Kong Disneyland. Madonna, Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears are just three of the many celebrities who have already integrated the Feng Shui in their homes and in their lives.
Y – Yin and Yang
A philosophy that includes two complementary forces in which one (yin) is considered passive, cold and dark; and the other (yang) is active, hot and luminous. Both are present in everything around us, which provide balance, but also the change. In Feng Shui, the balance is very important and the decor (both in the choice of colors or the number of objects placed on a table) rule is neither more nor less.
Z – Zen
Be the whole house, the garden, the terrace or just your room, enjoy the Feng Shui environment that created and make sure to call all the positive energy into your life!
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