3 Basics to a Mindful Room: Feng Shui

3 Basics to a Mindful Room: Feng Shui

September 21, 2018

Feng Shui is something we’ve heard a few times but never really took the time to look into, until now. Feng shui originated in China and claims that it uses the energies from items and surroundings to harmonize individuals with their environment. The goal of feng shui is to align the environment with both who you are and your goals so you can live peacefully in your home and harmonize your energy. Certain areas of your home are linked to specific areas of your life. We all want to feel safe and secure in our homes while attaining the highest level of productivity and success.

1. Chi

Chi is another term for energy. Chi flows all around us. It is up to you to decide if that chi is good energy or bad. When you are angry or having a bad day the chi you are giving out is negative, compared to when you are feeling loved and happy and giving out good energy. One goal of feng shui is to keep positive and good energy flowing continuously and gently throughout your home or room.

2. Five Elements:

There are different types of shapes and colors, each representing different attributes.

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3. Bagua

This is the way you orient your room or home. You take your floor plan and create a 3x3 grid on them. The primary door should be facing the bottom elements (Blue, Black, Grey), the direction in which energies flow is based on the grid. Then when you have that down, you can feng shui each room, for example, you’d want your bedroom to have a focus on the relationship and your office to focus on career goals. Below are just the basics, but there are other things you can do to your rooms to emphasize certain elements or energies like using mirrors and furniture.

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These are just the basics but if you enjoy feng shuiing your home, feel free to dive deeper and go into furniture placement, room orientation, and lighting. Many people believe in the power of feng shui. If life isn’t going where you want it or you just need some fresh energy, why not give it a try? The first step is to declutter your home and get a real feel for what is needed and what can be recycled or tossed out. What’s a better compliment to a mindful mindset than a mindful room? 

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