Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Feng Shui

The beautiful and mysterious art and science of Feng Shui has become an interesting area of study for many people. Begun in ancient China thousands of years ago, it has been brought into contemporary homes as more and more people have discovered that Feng Shui actually works to dispel negative energies and improve the health, vitality, and financial situation of those who implement it.

As the economy worsens, more people are turning to less mainstream things to attempt to survive, leading more of them to explore Feng Shui. Many people, especially those just starting, are aware of some of the aspects of Feng Shui but not others. Here are 10 things you may not have known about Feng Shui:

1.      Although it is a good idea, and has been done in many traditional Chinese and Japanese homes, taking of shoes or

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slippers and leaving them by the front door goes against Feng Shui principles. Shoes should not block the door as it hinders the good energy (chi) from coming in.

2.      Most people know that mirrors should not face the bed, but you should also not have a television in the bedroom. If you must, then cover it with plastic when you are not watching it.

3.      Some know that a fish tank in the right place in your home can be beneficial. But if you tap on it to access the “Divine Dragon Water Den” incorrectly, you could be setting yourself up for negative things such as lawsuits.

4.      Make sure that there is no water-based machinery directly across from your stove. The elements of water and fire will clash too strongly and this will lead to disagreements. So – no sinks or washing machines there.

5.      Futon beds and the like are popular Asian design element, but it is important not to lay the mattress directly on the floor. It prevents good chi from being able to circulate under the bed.

6.      You should always place your bed so that there is a solid wall behind it. In Feng Shui terms, this means that you will have restful and deep sleep.

7.      Just because you have windows, does not mean that you will automatically get good chi or energy in the home. You must open them for at least twenty minutes a day to let fresh, clean, new energy in to circulate.

8.      Did you know that if you put an amethyst crystal in the Southwest corner of your living room you can draw love to you?

9.      In addition, using pink bed sheets on your bed will increase the amount of conjugal love you will have with your sleeping partner. Make sure they are not hot or fluorescent pink, though.

10.  There are three Immortals, named Fuk, Luk, and Sau, who are the gods of wealth. Put a statue of them in your dining room and you will draw good fortune.

As you can see, there are many surprising and interesting aspects to Feng Shui that, now that you know about, can be implemented in your home to improve your life.

BIO: Michael Schnippering is the founder of of Feng Shui at Work. He is committed to the true art and science of Feng Shui. Over the years his Feng Shui practice has taken him to various parts of the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Colombia and Argentina.

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