Bring Good Qi In Your Home Today
Last time, we discussed the meaning of colors in feng shui and how those colors affect us and our homes. Today, I share with you the teachings of the School of Thought. They focus on furniture placement to create harmony and balanced Qi in your home or office.
Qi is Chinese and means breath. However, it also means Chi
Over the last decade, one decorating style has been growing popularity in the Western World. That is based on rules to create a harmonious living space. That can capture positive energy & keep negative energy away. Interested?
Well, if you like to bring some balance Qi into your hectic and modern life keep reading.
Feng – Shui (pronounced “fung – schwee”) translates to “wind” – “water” is a shamanic tradition that connects our physical world to the universe. Practitioners of Feng Shui, use those teachings to balance and redirect Qi throughout our living spaces. Their goal is to create a healthy and balanced energy account (atmosphere), in all the spaces of your home.
Feng Shui has many schools that are rooted in ancient China and India. This Chapter of our Feng Shui Guide focuses on teachings from the School of Thought. Those teachings share cures that use the ancient art of placement, arrangement and connectivity of all things.
Today I will answer the following questions:
- How to use Feng Shui at home?
- How Feng Shui works for Kitchen?
- What Feng Shui Cures are for Bedrooms?
- How use Feng Shui in Living Rooms?
- What Feng Shui Tips Work for Dining Rooms?
- How to use Feng Shui at work?
- Are there Feng Shui Cures for Home Offices?
Qi and the Element Wind
You will use the wind to carry the positive Qi throughout your space. Therefore, we will focus here on the Feng Shui rules for placing objects into a space. These objects like furniture must be placed in a way that the good energy (qi) can freely flow through every room.
To better understand this rule, we will take a closer look at the practical use for each room of a home.
How to use Feng Shui at Home?
On entrance a room, it is recommended to place something pleasant like art, a vase, sculpture pieces, or a family snap shot. It is used as a greeting to the positive Qi (Chi).
You should first position furniture according to your comfort and convenience. Make sure that no object blocks any doorways. And as you arrange a room, keep high traffic areas clear otherwise they symbolize blocked opportunities.
Next, you can follow the tips below with rules for each room. Those ensure you set the main pieces of furniture into their prime location, the so called “command position”.
You should note this is the most commonly used Feng Shui rule applied to furniture settings.
What is the Command Position?
The commanding position is one of the most important principles in feng shui. This governs how you can position yourself in life. Be sure to follow our samples to a t and apply this principle to your location of your bed, desk, and stove. Below you will find applications for your home and office.
You probably know that Kitchen and Bedroom are the most important spaces in a Chinese home. Furthermore, in the regards to health and prosperity, the Chinese look at the kitchen stove as a being.
- The bed represents you.
- The desk represents your career.
- And the stove represents your wealth.
When you are in these spaces, be sure that you can see the door, even if this means that you end up diagonal or “kitty-corner” from the door. There are some alternatives as well.
When you are in a commanding position, you are in command of your life. You are in a position to receive positive energy and the best opportunities from the universe.
Sounds big, however, no worry – I give you more detail for the rooms.
Depending on your current kitchen layout, it may be difficult to move existing appliances to cater to Feng Shui positions. However, if you propose to redesign your kitchen, you should keep some of those tips in mind:
Feng Shui Tips for Kitchen
- You should know that according to Feng Shui believes the wrong kitchen direction might bring misfortune to people.
- Also, the kitchen should not be directly below the toilet, or close to it. Further, it believes that the Kitchen should not be in the center.
- The stove should not be set up on the same slab as the sink. Because water and fire are opposite forms of energy and as water can put off fire, to avoid friction, they should be separate.
- That also counts for your Refrigerator, since it is regarded as a water element to, and therefore should be beyond your stove.
- The optimal grouping would be a triangle formed by the stove, sink and refrigerator.
- To improve your kitchens Qi, make sure the refrigerator and sink are not beside the stove. As Water element appliances, they should not be placed directly next to a Fire appliance. As you might guess, Water douses Fire, so keeping the two away from each other will only serve to contribute to our family’s health, happiness, and prosperity.
- While cooking, the cook shouldn’t have his back facing the kitchen door to avoid any feeling of startling while creating food. Reflecting surfaces or mirrors can be a solution if there are no other options. The mirror also doubles, symbolically, the number of burners on the stove, which represents prosperity.
- Overhead lights at the stove gas are viewed to be disastrous. It can lead to financial emergency. To level the effects, one can hang bamboo flutes at an angle of 45 degree in the area.
Green is a kitchen color along with clutter free kitchen attracts positive Qi, unused gadgets should be discarded (if not used in one and half years).
Feng Shui Tips for Bedrooms
A bedroom door should open completely to allow good opportunities and fortune to enter. If they open less than 90* this can constricted Qi flow and ideas.
Further, if the entry way door of a home faces a bedroom door, the occupant of that room will face legal problems. Avoid this by positioning a small piece of furniture or decoration in that line to interrupt the passage.
- Never place a bed right in front of the door with your feet facing the exit. This is labeled as the coffin position, because the dead tend to be moved feet first.
- Keep the head end of the bed away from a window, as this allows personal energy (Qi) to escape out in the open.
- A light bulb directly above the head of the bed will turn the sleeper in to a nervous wreck.
- If hung above the center of the bed, it will cause stomach disorders.
- The light should best be placed to the side of the bed.
- Alarm Clocks should be placed beside the bed as well.
How to place your bed in the command position?
Because sleep contributes to good health, placing your bed in the command position is mandatory.
Position your bed so that it lets you sleep facing the door. And when you get up, your feet should point towards that door which means you can feel in command and control.
If you can’t set up your bedding like that, you can make use of a mirror on the opposing wall of the threshold. That will help to circulate Qi levels.
To optimize functionality, a clutter-less closet or storage furniture is must. Clutter symbolizes that there are things left undone or ever experienced.
Organization brings empowerment, a sense of neat space, and serenity to any bedroom. Finally, bedrooms should be quiet, peaceful and with little pandemonium.
Feng Shui Tips for your Living Room
In addition to using furniture placement to promote good chi in your home, it can also be used as a means of redirecting the flow of Qi. Rather than letting this chi enter the front of the house, rush it straight through, and out of the back door. Think of this energy as air circulating through your home, cultivating good vibes.
In family and living rooms, especially larger ones, make use of the space by creating conversation areas with the furniture. This will help to direct the flow of energy in a harmonious manner throughout the space. Another way to encourage this type of energy flow is to set up screens and dividers to ensure there are no straight paths from doors to windows.
In homes where the living room and dining room meld into a single L-shaped space, the large area can be difficult to tame. Guests and family members feel less comfortable and have trouble enjoying intimate conversations in such an environment.
Feng Shui Tips for your Dining Room
As mentioned above, grouping furniture so that smaller conversation areas are created is the best way to deal with such a situation, but you can also divide the area into two separate rooms to provide more privacy and comfort in each space.
In a dining room, that features a double door entryway that’s facing a window, it’s quite difficult to keep the Qi flowing well. It’s no wonder these rooms are so seldom used. To make your guests feel more comfortable, try placing each seat so that each person’s back faces a wall. That way they can face each other and feel protected while sitting down.
How to use Feng Shui at work?
Good Feng Shui Tips For Home Office
Placing important furniture in the command position has benefits. If you place your office desk and chair in this particular position, you can see an improvement in your career prospects and increase your productivity.
For those that are self-employed, the flow of good Qi can result in an increase in customer phone calls (and therefore business), more respect with your chosen industry, and opportunity for continued success.
As long as the chair does not back to a window, the command position is among the initial things to consider when applying basic principles of Feng Shui to your home or work office.
According to Feng Shui for offices you can have:
- Your desk and computer in the “career” area
- Reference books in the “knowledge” and “self-cultivation” areas
- A crystal bowl in “wealth and prosperity”
- You can have a reception,
- Phone systems/communication system in area marked for helpful people.
- You can have a picture of your father or other relatives in the family area if you have inherited your business.
Feng Shui & Home Office Settings
The tips mentioned above can also be applied to your home office.
- De-Clutter — For example if your home office is full of creative and dream-inducing objects, get rid of some of them and introduce more logical, work-oriented elements that will help you get right down to business.
- If your home office is like the other adding a tall red vase on the floor or window sill can help you have more yin energy.
- Location — Situate your home office as close to the front door of your house as possible. If you can avoid it, do not locate your office in the basement—the first floor or higher is preferable, because energy flows upward. Basement offices can be painted white, with bright lighting and a fan installed to promote Qi flow (or just to make you feel happier).
A few more Tips
- Desk placement — Position your desk so that you are facing the entrance to the room, with your back toward the wall or a corner. Even outside of feng shui considerations, sitting with your back to the door is disruptive because you won’t know who is coming in to the room. If there are windows in your office room, try to place your desk so the window is to your left if you’re right-handed, and to your right if you’re left-handed. Never position your desk in the center of the room.
- An impersonal office space can become be personalized when you hang a print of your favorite painting on the wall.
- Stale rooms will be immediately freshened when you light a scented candle in an aroma you find particularly pleasing.
- Adding a sturdy brown desk to the home office promotes practicality in a person.
- Breathing room allows positive Qi to circulate in every space of the room,
- Keep clear of facing obstacles.
- To hamper chi from settling in corners, you can put furniture in corners of the room.
Feng Shui is a great way to spruce up your home and invite good feelings into your personal space. However, if something doesn’t seem to be working, change things around until you find the best furniture placement for you.
Feng Shui reminds us that we should be living with, not against nature. And it benefits both human beings and our environment. Our lives are affected by our physical and emotional environments. Therefore, we should surround ourselves with openness, cleanliness, and the understanding of life’s essential elements. If we do so, we are harmonizing ourselves and balancing our lives.
In this article you found just merely an introduction to some of the Feng Shui practices. There are countless more. Some ideas increase the balance and harmony. Others work as repellants or redirections for bad energies.
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Now to you:
Did you learn something new? What Feng Shui Tip will you try first? Do you have any further questions? Either way leave it or leave a comment in the box below. I am looking forward to help.
See you next time, when I share with you the last two chapters of this Guide:
How to Decorate Your Home with Feng – Shui and water the Circle of Life
Thanks for reading and sharing…. JK 🙂