Our environment influences us in more ways than we can understand. If you feel like you wake up tired even after hours of sleep, if your health, wealth, and relationships are constantly at the crossroads no matter how hard you work on them, you might consider the environment of your home. fengshuitranslates to “the effect the environment has on us”. In the modern world where chaos is a daily routine, your home can be your place of peace if it attains balance after you have understood and corrected its fengshui.
History of fengshui
Thousands of years ago, the Masters unearthed the secrets of Heaven and of Earth by systematic research and study. They found the effects that the environment produces on the person and the relation between directions on the compass and the nature of occupants of the area, this lead to the modern day fengshui. Traditional fengshui is much more fundamental than basic interior decoration . Itbegins at themacro level and requires thorough studying of the various landforms, formulas, rules and the use of a luopanfengshuicompass.
Here are some of the basic fengshuialignments and arrangements that you should watch out for If you are planning your house or looking at homes to buy one.
- Alignment of the front door and the back door
If energy can be imagined like flowing water, it will enter and exit easily from your home without having any good effects if the front and the back door are placed in a straight alignment. To give the positive fengshuienergy time to circulate and nourish the environment, try placing these doors at angled alignments.
- Staircase placement
The staircase should never directly face the front door or the Chi (Energy) that enters through the main door immediately rushes to the upper or the lower floor, without nourishing the main level. Another common mistake to avoid is placing the staircase at the center of the main level; this too is bad for the home’s energy.
- Bed placement in the bedroom
Placing the bed at the corner of a room can lead to improper energy circulation. Such a placement does not allow you to be rejuvenated properly after a good sleep, causing tiredness even after ample amount of sleep. The location of the bed in relation to the window has to be carefully settled. Avoid placing your bed directly under a window. According to fengshui, this may lead to feelings of sadness or weakness and proneness to fee lack of emotional support in life.
- Relation of the bed to the doors and windows
Another important tip to remember is to avoid placing your bed in direct alignment with the door. The term “coffin bed” is used to denote such a bed placement in fengshui. Such an arrangement causes harsh energy from the door to directly influence your bed and hence sleeping habits. Likewise, avoid placing the bed in a direct line between the door and the window.
- Bathroom planning
Avoid placing the bathroom in direct alignment to the front door. Just as with the back door, the energy that enters your home will rush into the bathroom without circulating through the house. Feng shui believes that the center of a house is the heart of the space and all the energy is distributed from this area. The yin-yang of the house, the center should be left open, bright and clean, so avoid placing a bathroom at the center of the structure.
- Long, narrow hallways
Avoid long narrow hallways, especially avoid making them dark. This causes a flow of stagnant energy and bad vibes too. If you do have a hallway in your home, choose to make it bright, well-lit and decorate it with fresh plants.
- Placement of some objects
Avoid putting a TV in the bedroom also do not place terrifying art pieces in your home. If you want to generate an ambiance that matches your personality and not vice-versa, try to keep your home pleasant and decorate it accordingly. There are many fengshui tips about accessorizing and decorating the interior for positive vibes. Remember to regularly replace vases with fresh flowers or do one better and get living plants. Pay attention to keeping them vital to help the overall energy of the environment.
Understanding the complex flow of energy and Feng Shui requires a thorough study. If you know how to watch out for the basic mistakes you can create a balanced energy for your home and create a positive aura that is healthy for your family.