10 Things You Didn’t Know About Feng Shui

Feng Shui is a highly popular decorating technique. Many people use it believing in its ancient power. Not many people know all that much about it though. They have many different misconceptions of what Feng Shui truly is. There are many things that are not known that should be known to Feng Shui lovers.

1.Feng Shui is not just a current fad. Feng Shui was developed over three thousand years ago in Ancient China. It has survived all the trends and fads that have came and went in the last three thousand years. This has been among one of the most long lived philosophies of all time.

2. Feng Shui is mainly based on the principle of energy. The Ancient Chinese knew that just about everything we used or did relied on energy. They used this knowledge to come up with the development of Feng Shui. Feng Shui uses many positive energy resources. The positive energy is believed to give off good vibes.

3.There are five natural elements that are used in Feng Shui. These elements are known as water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. If the elements are used properly, it will give the living or work space a great amount of positive energy. The elements work together to ensure the proper energy balance in the desired space.

4.Colors are very important when it comes to Feng Shui. Colors can be used to represent elements that are impossible to incorporate into the desired space. For instance, red could be used to replace the fire element. Colors should be well coordinated. They should complement each other, not clash with each other.

5. An important tool for Feng Shui is known as the Bagua Map. This is very helpful when attempting to apply the principles of Feng Shui, but is only beneficial when used correctly. The compass reading of a building or space must be one hundred percent accurate. Every positive and negative energy must be taken into account. Seating and other arrangements must also be taken into account. The elements are taken into account after these are taken into account.

6. Feng Shui is not just about the positioning of furniture. Yes, the positioning of furniture is a very important step because it insures proper pathways and ease of access to certain areas, but it is not the only thing that needs to be taken into account. The materials and colors that the furniture is made out of also needs to be taken into account. The furniture should be considered an elemental value just like everything else in the space. So it should be just as complementing as the rest of the space.

7. When it comes to Feng Shui, there are many spaces that are more important than others. The places that people spend the most time in are the most important. This could be their offices or their bedrooms. It could even be their living rooms. It just needs to be the places that the person or family spends the most time in. These are the main places that the energy needs to be kept positive and flowing in order to provide a more happy atmosphere, and a creative environment.

8. Many things that go around about Feng Shui is wrong. Many principles of Feng Shui is misunderstood and written down wrong. One of the main misconceptions is that the front door must be facing east. This is impossible to do a lot of times. Feng Shui says that the energy levels should be considered before making the placement of the front door.

9. The entrance to a place is very important. The door should be placed in a place with a positive energy field. The opening space should be open and welcoming to all who wish to enter. It should be inviting, and the colors should be harmonious.

10. Feng Shui is more relevant now than it ever was. There are many new homes being built to environmentally friendly standards. This is very beneficial for Feng Shui because Feng Shui utilizes the powers of nature for its energies. This is especially true in terms of the sun. Feng Shui can be used when building a home to make sure that positive energies are present in all areas of the house.

There are many other things that people don’t know about Feng Shui. Feng Shui is very beneficial to our living and working environment. This is especially true if our space is in proper positions, and that our colors and elements work well together. Feng Shui has been around for thousands of years and is one of the most famous philosophies that any person or philosopher has ever come up with.

Author´s BIO: Michael Schnippering is the founder 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. If you’d like to learn more about Feng Shui, read Michael’ blog and follow him on Twitter @fengshuiatwork. More info here. 

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  1. Hi there! Thanks for sharing some important information about Feng Shui. I’m familiar with this beliefs by the Chinese, because I do have lots of Chinese friends. There is no wrong in practicing it, just to make sure that it’s really worth it. My friend is so into Feng shui, she rearranged her house because the feng shui master said she has to. She put a mini lagoon outside her house, because she was told to. But after a month, her son was hospitalized and infected with dengue fever. Unfortunately, her son got it from playing around the lagoon, he was bitten by a dengue carrier mosquito.