Have you heard anything about this trend decorative, but do not know for sure what is involved? Here we have a little more and we encourage you to put its precepts into practice. Perhaps the change that your home needs!
Well, what is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is part of an ancient form of Chinese
science which holds that energy flows affect the lives of people and guiding the passing of such flows on the right track, there will be a substantial improvement in our quality of life.
The word “feng” means wind and “shui” water, thereby alluding to wind and water to ascend to the top of the mountains due to its correct flow.
So basically the Feng Shui is responsible for maximizing the flow of energy in the universe (also called ki or chi) to promote the harmony of the spaces we inhabit.
What are its origins?
It is believed that the development of Feng Shui began about 6000 years of Imperial China. Practice was treated as a matter of state, so that only the most senior members of the nobility had access to this knowledge through which they constructed and adapted their spaces.
With the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, Feng Shui (along with other practices attributed to the noble classes) was banned, why the current centers of dissemination are not there, but rather in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia, were the cities where teachers emigrated drivers of this technique.
Hong Kong is currently considered the city “Feng Shui” of the world, must submit a project that includes the use of Feng Shui every time you request a building permit.
The most famous building that applies the precepts of Feng Shui is the Bank of China, which exudes power and personality. In the last decade, the practice of Feng Shui has become enormously popular, spreading to almost everyone.
So how do I apply?
“Everything that appears on the outside is a reflection of what happens inside us.” – Maru Canales (author of Feng Shui in life)
To properly use the Feng Shui requires both study and control the use of numbers, colors and other items treated specially by the Chinese symbols to thereby substantially enhance balance and harmony in our environment. There are, however, a series of objects and rules that can apply to decorate our home without having much knowledge about it:
Used to compensate and strengthen certain areas of the home, promoting, for example, wealth, health, love, among others, according to its placement in the appropriate places. With them will soften the bad energy that may concentrate on certain key points of the home due to inadequate provision or planning of the building. Remember, the important thing here is that energy is always flowing.
- Articles bright (mirrors, glass spheres Feng Shui, artificial lights)
- appropriate colors (each room of the house as a color power Ba-Gua, which deals with all possible combinations of energy Ying Yang, which are complementary opposites). In this graph we can see the energy that attract these colors and the mood that inspired each of them, and their arrangement inside the house and the elements of nature that accompany this ancient belief:
- Vital Force (plants, fish tanks, ponds)
- Sounds (bells, music)
- Kinetic energy (fans, power)
- Articles of weight (sculptures, columns)
Inside and outside the home:
- If you move into a new house, not immediately filled with things. Establishes contact with it slowly until you feel really comfortable. If the house was previously owned by someone else, do a thorough cleaning and “clears” the environment with sandalwood, oils and aromas that make you feel good.
- If you have a choice, preferably inhabits a square house (which later balancing with round objects) that is quite clear the entrance area. Is positive, however, appears surrounded by trees or plants which give natural protection. You can put also a fountain or pond to promote good fortune. Your entry must always be as welcoming.
- Try to keep the house, as far as possible, at all times light and airy. The dark areas may be compensated by artificial lights, candles and mirrors.
- The front of the house represents the Yang (the movement), so it is advisable to place in the entertainment, kitchen and dining room (which are generally areas where there is usually always more people), leaving for the back and Ying (stillness) the bedrooms and of a similar nature, for example, the library.
- Avoid objects or sharp point’s finishes inside and outside the house (not advised for example, having a square pool). The ki or chi energy to flow and drive it straight lines and are aggressive at an unconscious level. On the contrary, spiral round objects and make the energy to stagnate. To compensate for the unavoidable presence of square or rectangular objects in your home (like tables), round objects placed near to give softness to the forms.
- Doors and windows should be aligned with each other, and that leak energy. Furthermore, the mirrors should not be either front doors or windows as they reflect the energy, preventing its flow.
- Take care of the state of the plants. In poor condition or those who have lost their vitality. Try its leaves are also rounded.
- Pets are quite desirable to the extent that attracts Yang to move around the house.
Corridors, hallways and stairs:
- Corridors, hallways and lobbies of congestion should be as possible, so as to allow proper passage of both energy, as people.
- If there is a staircase, the energy tends to become unstable. For leveling, you can put some plants in the bottom of this and, on reaching the final, nice to see an object, such as a painting.
- For the living room, choose colors like green, yellow or red. Place the chairs so that people can be face to face. Strengthens the center to avoid the feeling of emptiness or despair. Add candles and other fine decorative objects.
- Place a large mirror on the dining table to reflect the whole family. As already mentioned, is that this table (even more generally for the main house) has rounded corners.
- Since the cuisine combine the water element and the element of fire need to know to balance these effects are positive. For example, the oven should not be in front of the refrigerator and the sink as it gives the feeling of engagement.
- It is important that the stove burners are clean, as they represent prosperity. Therefore, should not be near the sink or pipe (since by then escapes). If you can not change its location, place a wooden object in between.
- In those rooms where a couple sleeps, try several of the objects are pairs (two nightstands, two lamps, a pair of twins among other knick-knacks). Enhance love.
- Avoid metal near the bed, let alone at the bedside. Do not put a beam above it and a fortiori if it is vertical, accounting separation for the couple.
- Beds, inside every bedroom should be oriented so that it is visible from where the front door, trying to turn our head pointing north or east. Nor have the objects lying on the bed and keep things under the same: sleep should be restful and invigorating.
- The doors of the bathrooms should be kept closed, like the toilet lids. This room, symbolically, it is often the place where energy leaks and opportunities.
- The bathroom, according to Feng Shui, is the most contentious of the house. It is advisable to always keep it fragrant and tidy. Located in the center of the building can lead to disease. The remedy may be to place a round glass in the door.
Feng Shui recommends keeping it simple. The less furniture and objects have at home, will be more harmonious. A very “loaded” absorbs too much attention from visitors and hence its energy. If you want to explore this issue, we recommend you search among the many specialized books on the market today.
Feng Shui seeks to understand the connection between human beings and energies that surround it. Also remember that energy is renewed, so it is not advisable to perpetuate in one place the furniture. When you feel like changing or moving furniture and objects, do it away from you for the stagnation and monotony. Let everything flow!