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Feng Shui

Feng Shui is an ancient art related to the law and order of the universe and the power of nature. It was first developed some 6,000 years ago. It's a system based on the elements of astronomy, astrology, geology, physics, mathematics, philosophy, psychology and intuition.

What Feng Shui is related to is all that matter a great deal to people: their environment, places, people, time and the interaction between the potential factors. Through the knowledge of Feng Shui, people are believed to be able to make themselves more compatible with nature, their surroundings and their own everyday life, so that they can make an impact on their finances, health, and emotions. Obviously, it's a theory to trigger awareness of the relations between human beings and nature. Only when the world is well-manipulated, can it be well availed of and become productive and favorable to humans.

The Chinese term 'Feng Shui' simply means 'Wind and Water.' The concept of them goes throughout the theory and its practice. The ancient Chinese believed a kind of underlying essence of force of things that tends to be dispelled at the chance of wind, while checked at the chance of water.

In ancient China, people would act in virtue of the theory in the hope of promoting prosperity, good health and relationships. Here are some ways Feng Shui is supposed to be able to help you:

Believe it or not, it is trusted by a considerable number of people. They believe they are always lucky in life by virtue of Feng Shui.

A vital term 'Qi' can't be missed if you want to take further inquiry into the theory. Qi means the energy which governs our spirit, our health, surroundings, even the physical state and the luck or the fate. Simply, it is the underlying essence of every thing. And a feng shui practitioner's goal is to adjust the underlying environmental force (Qi) to best suit you.

To further confuse the uninitiated, there are several different ways to practice Feng Shui:

Yet even the most baffling practices have a basis in common sense. For example, Feng Shui principles warn that a kitchen door should not face the stove. The reason? A person working at the stove may instinctively want to glance back at the door. This creates a feeling of unease, which can lead to accidents.

Despite the numerous complicated rules, Feng Shui adapts to many architectural styles. Indeed, the clean, uncluttered appearance may be your only clue that a home or office building was designed according to Feng Shui principles.

The ancient principles of Feng Shui involve many complicated rules. However, you can incorporate positive Qi (energy) in your home by following these simple guidelines

  1. Select a square or rectangular lot which is level. Water views are especially desirable.
  2. Place your front door so that it is easily accessible from the road. However, the pathway to your door should not form a straight line.
  3. Build only one front door. Never build double doors or two front entryways.
  4. Avoid rock gardens or obstructions near the entryway. Keep hedges trimmed back.
  5. Consult a Ba Gua chart to select the most harmonious placement of rooms.
  6. Strive for high, well-lit ceilings.
  7. Pay special attention to the placement of doors, windows and stairways. Avoid long corridors and awkward or cramped floor plans.
  8. Consider the relationship between light, color and mood. Avoid strong overhead lighting and dark, monotone color schemes.
  9. Always seek clean lines and open spaces. Try to keep your new home free of clutter and debris.

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