Feng Shui, ancient Chinese art of "life-space" design, includes elements of Taoist philosophy and practical experience. Its aim is to balance the energy
in those places where you live and work and to show that your surroundings have a huge subconscious impact on your health, attitude, relationships, and success. By making subtle changes to the design and decor of your home and workplace you can positively influence your life.
This ancient Chinese practice has become increasingly popular in the west as stress-plagued Americans and Europeans look for new ways to create Harmony, Health and Prosperity within their environments.
The purpose behind Feng Shui is to balance the energy or CHI (also called ch'i or qi) in those places where we live or work. Pronounced 'chee' and also called "vital energy"," primal energy" and "the life force", chi is the fundamental energy found circulating around all things.
According to Feng Shui, the design of our surroundings affects chi flow, and has a tremendous impact on our subconscious over time. For good health, serenity, peace of mind and even wealth, conception, and luck, this energy must circulate unimpeded throughout a person's environment. Yet severe angles, awkwardly placed doors and windows, various furniture placements, some color combinations and other factors can disrupt the constant steady flow of this important energy.
Feng Shui has been defined as the 'Art of Placement,' but this restricts it to the furniture and furnishings within a home or office.Others have defined it in relation to Ch'i, the subtle energy that flows through the land and affects our environment.But Feng Shui goes beyond these definitions. I prefer to think of it as nothing less than "Luck engineering". For the ancient Chinese, luck was not synonymous with chance. Luck was opportunity. Of course, even if presented with opportunity many of us do not act and grasp it with both hands. Feng Shui is for those of us who wish to do just that-grasp opportunity. Feng Shui stirs up the subtle environment in such a way that more opportunities are attracted to the person who has improved his or her Feng Shui.
Feng Shui is not a one-size-fits-all, blanket approach to decorating a home or office. Feng Shui is a practice that is tailored to each individual.Stop swimming up stream and experience supportive energy in your environment to enjoy.