Guide to Feng Shui Your Home

Guide to Feng Shui Your Home

Incorporating Feng Shui into your home may seem like a daunting task, but in actuality, it embraces simple practices to reconnect you to your living space in order to create a healthier, happier, and better-organized home. Feng Shui originated from ancient China and literally translates to “wind-water”- two of Earth’s natural energy sources. On a philosophical level, the practice of Feng Shui uses energy forces to harmonize humans with their surrounding environment. According to Feng Shui, creating an energy balance between the living environment and the natural world assures good fortune for those who inhabit the space. Who wouldn’t want to experience this good fortune? Let’s dive into how you can use the principles of Feng Shui in your home.
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Focus on your Entryway

Your front door is the energy gateway for your house. Since this is where energy enters your home, it’s the perfect place to start your Feng Shui journey. Make sure your entryway, both inside and outside, is clutter-free, clean, and bright. Your entryway should be a place for energy to enter and gather before flowing through the rest of your home.

Optimize the Flow of Chi

Take a look at how chi, or energy, flows through your home. Does it have a clear path or is it met with obstacles? A good way to evaluate energy flow is to think about how you travel through your home. Is there anything that blocks your path as you move from your front door through the rest of your home? If so, adjust and clear these obstacles. If the obstacle is structural, such as a staircase, don’t worry - you don’t need to demo! Mirrors, plants, and furniture can help redirect the flow of chi.

Find the Commanding Position

The commanding position is one of the most important concepts in Feng Shui. It governs your space and is where you want to spend the majority of your time while in that room. This spot is the farthest away from the door and not directly in line with it. Once you find the commanding position, be sure to place your bed, desk, and stove there. You want to pay particular attention to these design elements because they represent your life. The bed is you, the desk is your career, and the stove is your wealth.
Creating harmony in your space through Feng Shui is a great way to re-energize your home and life. How can you cultivate good Feng Shui in your home? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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