When it comes to feng shui, your home arrangement can make a big impact on your well-being. Avoid orienting your bed in the southeast direction to prevent cardiovascular and cerebral diseases. Keep it off from the northeast direction to prevent insomnia and other ailments. If you are open to using feng shui items, the green aventurine Happy Buddha statue is said to help with your physical and mental well-being. Keep it displayed in the house for improved lungs, heart and eyes.
This is the step we usually want to jump to first. There is something exciting about adding new things to our home or life. However, when not done with proper timing, it can end up making us feel stressed and overwhelmed. Instead of creating positive change, we end up even more clouded and confused with mental, emotional, and physical clutter than before. On occasion I have been to clients’ homes that contained very few possessions, little to no décor, and a void of any energy. This is a rare example in which skipping the first two steps and jumping to the Energize step is okay. Metal or Water types would be the more likely candidates for this scenario because they are more attuned to refining and letting go of things, as opposed to accumulating.
Dana Claudat is a modern feng shui master, designer, and founder of the blog The Tao of Dana. She is a Stanford-educated art historian with more than a decade of experience in design, feng shui, and research with thousands of clients, yet her approach to space is simple. Starting where you are, using what you have, you can create more of your dream home—and dream life—every day. Dana is a longtime mindbodygreen contributor and instructor (she may have had a hand in the hundreds of plants in mindbodygreen headquarters!), and her work has been featured in design and lifestyle publications around the world. You can work with Dana from wherever you are in the world in her online Feng Shui Camps and through her Online Feng Shui Consultations. For more art and feng shui lifestyle inspiration, you can follow Dana on Facebook and Instagram. Join in her weekly feng shui notes, including monthly New Moon Full Moon feng shui rituals, here!
The world has been created by the sound. Lord Chirst said that the world was created by the word and that word was "LORD". Even in our Guru Granth Saheb, it is said that Lord is the "SHABD". Every Mantra starts with the word "OM". This bell emits the sound, which created this world, and this bell is made up of 5 elements the world is made up of : EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR, ETHER. This sound of "OM" removes negative energies and enhance positive energies leaving you in a better frame of mind to deal with things positively.
The fire element brings about high energy levels, fuels passion, and fosters the expression of creativity. A great way to introduce this element to your home is with candles and fireplaces, of course! I love clustering several candles together and burning them all at once. You could also try decorating with angular shapes like triangles and stars, as these are symbolic of the fire element. As for colors, go for fiery hues like red, orange, bold yellow, purple, and pink. The bagua areas that benefit most from the fire element are the South and the Southwest.
Nippon Paint, Asia’s largest paint brand, has released their Colours of Fortune Paint Collection for 2019. Grand Master Phang, Nippon Paint’s Colour Advisor and one of Asia’s top authorities on feng shui and Emperor Star Astrology, put together the collection of feng shui lucky colors to ensure your home attracts plenty of wealth, health, luck and love.
There are several ways to choose best bedroom colors with feng shui. You can define the best colors for your bedroom based on the bagua area your bedroom is located in (bagua is the feng shui energy map of any given space). You can go for the generally accepted best bedroom feng shui colors, which are all skin tones – from light porcelain to deep rich chocolate tones. You can also choose best bedroom colors based on your personal feng shui birth element. While you can choose just one way and still create good energy, ideally, you will work in 3 steps to define the best colors for your bedroom.
If you’ve ever walked into a huge dining room with a tiny table, or had to suck in your stomach to walk around an enormous dining table in a shoebox-sized room, then you’ll understand the importance of proportion in a space’s comfort. Feng shui embraces the concept that, in order for spaces to feel restful, they should be proportionate. Leave plenty of space for people and positive energy to move about.
The Art of Feng Shui recommends them as Plants that can be "Kept Anywhere" & as they Symbolize Good Luck. It is said to bring along Fortune and a Easy and Beautiful Ways to Bring Prosperity, Good Health and Happiness into your Life. It also brings Prosperity to any Household, Business or for the People you care. This Plants are almost Care Free as they Adapt to any Environment easily.
The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the home, according to feng shui, because it's where we seek restoration, balance, and peace. It's also the place of dreams. In feng shui, the items you place between your mattresses have an energetic association with your intentions. So yes, you can make money (or find true love) in your sleep. Use sensual fabrics and fluffy pillows to promote relaxation and don't store things under your bed — shoes, suitcases, books, pictures, and files are too energizing for restful slumber.
It is regarded as one of the gods of wealth. It brings Prosperity, Success and Financial Gains in the house. The location of placing the laughing Buddha is very important. The energy that enters the house from the main door is greeted by Laughing Buddha and the energy is activated, and turns highly prosperous. It is to be placed on a side or a corner table which is "Diagonally Opposite" to front door and facing the main door.
I often suggest clients place two lucky bamboo stalks in a single vase of water in the relationship area of their bedroom. To locate this area, stand at your bedroom door facing into the room. The far back corner to the right is the relationship area. The pair symbolizes a harmonious union between you and your current or future partner. Both stalks are best similar in size as they also represent a balanced and equal relationship that can grow together in accord.
Brings Luck, Education, Career, Children, Wealth etc. is for Family Harmony that every one carves for. This Dragon Tortoise on its back symbolizes a life worth living. Keep it in the "South East" for Financial Luck. Place it in your Home, Office or Desk. It will bring you a Wealth & Career Luck. You will also Blessed with many (obedient) sons. When displayed near the entrance of your Home, it will bring you a Long and a Happy Life.
The vibrancy of live plants brings joy and vitality to any home. The recent trend to decorate with big oversized plants creates a sense of awe and even playfulness in any home. Feng shui-wise, plants represent the Wood element connected to health, harmony and vibrant growth. As with any strong expression of a feng shui element, big plants are best placed in the feng shui bagua areas that are in harmony with the energy of the Wood element.
If you do decide to use crystals, the type of crystal and its placement matters, according to some Feng Shui practitioners. For instance, two rose quartz hearts can be placed in Southwest to promote better relationship. Another popular one is the purple amethyst, which is said to clear negative energies in an area and can be used for the Personal Growth Bagua area of your home.
The main feng shui recommendation to deal with the negative energy of the annual feng shui star in the South area in 2019 is obvious: use a variety of Fire element decor such as candles, Himalayan salt lamps, fiery colors (red, purple, orange, magenta and yellow), images of fire, etc. A strong light source that is kept on most of the time is a very good feng shui cure for the South area in 2019.
Living spaces are in essence living beings and thus the five elements cycle applies as well. Spaces, especially our homes, are living and breathing beings just as we are. The front door is the mouth of energy being inhaled through the front door and exhaled out the back door, according to the wisdom of feng shui. Our energy and that of our homes is so interrelated that each aspect of the home is a symbolic representation of us. This was discussed in detail in my 2013 book, Mind, Body, Home, where I relate each aspect of a house to the physical, mental, and emotional counterparts to ourselves.
The shape that represents the Water element in feng shui is a wavy or curvilinear shape. You can think of the typical shape drawn for a wavy ocean. Patterns with curves, such as paisley or scrolls, are examples of the Water element. Tables or sofas with a curvature shape would be a Water element, most likely mixed with another element such as wood or metal.
The idea that feng shui is about adding things to your home has been perpetuated in our consumer-centric world. Be it frogs, roosters, ducks, crystals, or flutes, adorning one’s home with objects to bring good luck is a misconception of what feng shui is and its potential effects. Whether you are looking to overhaul your life or simply make decorative changes, there is a process. We often think that adding something new to our house or life will create needed change. But in fact, there are two steps before this. Otherwise, you will still have the current situation but with the addition of new things or situations. This is one source of clutter in our homes and overwhelm in our lives.
Compass directions with their assigned colors are the best way to go when selecting a color. There are exceptions, such as colors you should never use in rooms with specific purpose, such as a kitchen where the fire element is generated. Some colors are natural choices since they have an emotional or psychological effect, such as a restive green or tranquil blue. When in doubt about the best color to use, consider compass direction and room function.
Using the Bagua, wind chimes made of bronze and metal are ideal for Northwest and west if that sector is lacking or missing. The same applies to bamboo or wooden chimes for the East and Southeast areas because those sectors are not suitable for wind chimes made of metal. The energy brought by wooden chimes are said to be less compared to its metal counterpart because the sound they make is less crisp.
Feng Shui is an ancient wisdom which has been accumulated since thousands of years ago, it is not just a superstition. It is a way to analyse the relationships amongst time, space and mankind. It is a way of life and can applied to everyone regardless the belief. Many of us want to incorporate Feng Shui at our homes, but don’t know how to begin with. So, welcome to the land of Feng Shui and get acquainted with our Feng Shui tools.
Crystals are the powerhouses of good feng shui energy; they bring the essence of abundance from deep within the earth. If you are new to crystals, start with clear quartz, preferably in a rough/natural shape. Along with the clear quartz, there are 3 more crystals that can help you attract the energy of wealth: pyrite, citrine and amethyst. Pyrite is excellent as a wealth feng shui magnet, and reasonably easy to find and well priced. Genuine citrine tends to be pricey and a bit hard to find; amethyst is easy to find, works very well on many levels, including purifying the energy in your home. If there are no crystal shops close to where you live, check our online selection of feng shui crystals (our store is powered by amazon.com).
5. Improves Energy and Performance. Not only do plants improve concentration and productivity, it also gives you feelings of vitality and increased work performance. In a study conducted by Texas A&M University, they found that both women and men experienced increase in innovative thinking, creative performance, and problem solving with the presence of plants and flowers in the workplace.
To learn more about making the most of the space that's arguably the most utilized in any home (aka the living room), we tapped expert Laura Cerrano. "Depending on the layout of your home or apartment, the living room tends to be one of the first rooms that greets you upon entering," she explains. "This means that the presentation of your living room sets a certain feeling, emotion, mindset, and energetic frequency before you venture into the rest of your home."
Decluttering must be thorough—simply hiding your stuff won’t cut it. Items under the furniture, overloaded bookcases and closets, and outdated or broken items all affect chi flow. It’s time to clear out closets, the space under the bed and all cabinets and shelves. Keep only the items you love—or ones that have special meaning—and discard or donate the old and unused.