By Maaike Bish
Feng shui is a Chinese system of laws for how to organize a living space according to the flow of energy (chi). This is taken into account when designing living and working spaces.Many other cultures have adopted the ideology of the chinese system of laws but how exactly does the theory make sense? Clearly there must be something to a 5000-year old practice, this will be explored within this article.
Fengshui consists of five elements; wood, fire, water, metal and earth. By understanding how to use the color scheme to express elements the space that you are living/ working in can become a more pleasant space. It is believed to improve the energy within people’s living and working spaces. The purpose of feng shui is to get your environment to align with who you are and where you want to go–to harmonize your energy with your home’s energy. Plenty of people don’t believe in feng shui as it sounds like a whole load of made up information, but according to earth home magazine people have said that they noticed that they had a stronger immune system and an overall better mood.
Here are some tips to improve the feng shui of your home from The Spruce:
Clear your clutter
Get rid of anything that you do not love in your house. That old pair of trainers that you haven’t worn since 8th grade? Toss ‘em.
Get Good Quality Air and Light
Open the windows often, introduce feng shui air-purifying plants or use an air purifier.
Get the Basics of 5 Feng Shui Elements
The 5 basic Feng Shui elements are; earth, wind, fire, water and wood. By including these in the interior of your home you create a balance which sets the mind at rest.
Use your front door
Many people enter their house through the garage since it’s more convenient but from a Feng Shui perspective this may limit good energy and opportunities in your life because again, the entry door represents how chi enters your home and life.