Shui ( pronounced fong sway ) is an ancient science
based on the belief that everything in the universe is
either positive or negative energy. ( Yin and Yang ) This
energy is called Chi, and the science/art of Feng Shui is
the use and arrangement of positive objects to counteract
the negative objects in your environment. It has been
practiced for thousands of years in China. The
Forbidden City was the largest Feng Shui project ever
constructed. Every detail of the palace complex was studied
and approved by the finest Feng Shui priests of the time. In
fact, because there was no mountain behind the palace, they
over the world there has been a boom in interest in feng
shui and contrary to popular belief, the application of feng
shui need not be oriental. Traditional people all over the
world have observed, recorded and reached an understanding
of the ways in which different places and homes affect
one’s well being and fortune.
everywhere, and particularly in the West, has become a
remote controlled, instant food and push-button society. As
a result we have become alien to the natural world, thereby
exposing ourselves to increasing levels of toxicity,
pollution and cramped living environments Feng shui is all
about movement of energy and balance. The underlying principle of feng shui is that everything in
your overall and immediate surroundings which can be as
basic as the smallest details of furnishing and decor, can
either work in favor of your well being and your aims and
goals, or go against you.
human body is a measure of all things in the Universe.
A structure cannot be put up without a plan or
importance of aligning rooms and corners, and applying
calculations that will be in harmony with nature, is the
fundamental concept of feng shui.
are subtle currents of energy called ‘Chi’ which flows
through our body and through everything in the universe.
If we understand the Chi, we can arrange our living
and working environments to help us to achieve our goals.
we should bear in mind the fact that energy is not just
about aligning the space and place of dwelling. It also relates to the energy of the individual.
This is referred to as the “inner feng shui.”
It goes without saying that it is vital to maintain the food
energy balance for healthy living.
character Chi represents the fundamental energy of the
are all born with plentiful supply of Chi, but as we grow,
it is used up. It
needs to be restored and the source of that essential
replenishment is food.
today’s era in which everything is just whirl and go,
everyone has become obsessed with speed.
Most people view food as a mere facility and that is
why so many people suffer from digestion problems. A cook
needs basic elements like Water, Fire, Air, Metal and Earth.
The earth is the basic platform on which nearly all
activities take place, and this includes cooking as well.
Any contemporary kitchen consists or must consist of
the same five fundamental elements. The best feng shui
advice is to prepare and cook food in a room that is
separated from the rest of the living space.
Chinese cooking methods range across a spectrum that
embraces the polar energies of Yin and Yang.
When we classify food further on the basis of their
preparations, we get Yin food and Yang food.
and the position in which they are placed contribute to the
positive feel of any space.
In feng shui, plants have an important role.
It is said that they bring life force or Prana into
the home and keep the air clean.
Plants should be strong and healthy.
Sick plants and plants which shed their leaves
profusely should be avoided. The energy in the plants varies depending on its shape and
size. Upright plants with slightly pointed leaves are
considered ‘yang’ and are generally used in the South
Corners and in narrow areas to move the energy.
leaves and drooping leaves are used to calm down strong
energy and are preferred for the North Corners.
we arrange our rooms and space, we must de-clutter the space
to create the physical space for energy to flow. An
important aspect of good feng shui is placements.
Take care to position objects in a way that it does
not block energy flow.
When positioning sofa or furniture ensure that you
always have a clear view of the door.
In feng shui, locating the right place to sleep or
sit is called locating the ‘power spot.’
This is the place where you feel you have the most
control and visibility.
But this should not be in line with the door
receiving the strongest flow of Chi.
that we need space to live and move and certain guidelines
based on sound commonsense, should govern the allocation of
space and objects in it and this balance is what feng shui
is all about.