What it is and how to apply Feng Shui in your home

What it is and how to apply Feng Shui in your home



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The displacement of positive energy is key to creating vital energies, according to Feng Shui. According to the metaphysical principles of Feng Shui, when you have difficulty sleeping, there is a feeling of sadness, an atmosphere of tension is breathed, or any other negative situation, there is something that is preventing the displacement of positive energy.

What was once a practice reserved for emperors, nobles and kings, during the Chinese Empire, has now become popular and its application has spread throughout the world at the hands of Malaysian author and TV presenter Lilian Too , the consultant and writer on self-development and Eastern philosophy William Spear and the lecturer and professor of Feng Shui Roger Green .

What is Feng Shui and how does it work?

Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system based on the study of the relationship between the visible and the invisible world to achieve a conscious and harmonious occupation of space. In short, Feng Shui aims to achieve a positive influence of space on the people who occupy it .

According to this Chinese philosophical system, the harmony in the home, including the objects used to decorate, the direction in which they are located, the places where they are located, their colors and other aspects, have great power over you and Other people who live with you.

To get into this ancient millenary thought, it is necessary to know some concepts such as chi, yin and yang.

What is chi?

Chi is defined as a quality that is not tangible by any living being, since it is the vital energy that unifies the body, mind and spirit. Said energy flow is in constant motion all the time, which is why it manifests itself in various ways.

What is Yin and Yang?

Yin and Yang are both a religious and philosophical principle that defines the existence of two opposing forces. However, both energies complement each other and are of utmost importance in the universe.

On the one hand, the Yin is related to darkness, earth, the feminine and passivity. While Yang is linked to the opposite, that is, with the light, the sky, the masculine and the active. These two concepts are essential in Feng Shui, since, according to this philosophical system, both forces are indispensable to maintain balance in the universe.

How to decorate your home according to Feng Shui


If you like or feel interest in this millenary practice, we explain how in a simple way you can follow the basic postulates of Feng Shui in your home to eliminate and avoid the bad, get everything to go correctly and abound with good energies.

  • Light up the spaces

It is not about lighting the house simply by doing so. Each space must have a different type of intensity and direction.

The kitchen, the dining room, the room and the office, for example, as they are areas of activity, it is necessary that they have a lighting that reinforces them. Hanging lamps are indicated.

There are spaces such as bathrooms and bedrooms that are intended for rest and that deserve lighting that invites relaxation. Therefore, according to Feng Shui, the ideal thing is to illuminate them in a scattered way. Even the lighting should be more attractive, placed in different points and well distributed.

  • Properly position the mirrors

Mirrors are one of the most important elements of Feng Shui. In turn, the most dangerous. Therefore, it is essential to know how to use them so as not to achieve an effect contrary to what is expected.

This accessory is related to action in general and yang spaces, where energies are encouraged and energized. Then, you should avoid putting them in places where the yin lives (bedrooms or places of relaxation) . The exception to this rule is the bathrooms, since placing them there serves to reduce the damage and the loss of positive energy.

  • Keep everything clean, tidy and get rid of the trash

If there is something that hinders chi, it is dust. To avoid accumulation in your home, clean frequently.

Cleaning also implies that you order everything , that everything is in its place, since an object that is poorly positioned or located will hinder the flow of energy. The same thing happens with getting rid of what is damaged or that does not work. And with respect to the daily garbage, keep it in a well-covered bucket or container until you take it to the container.

  • Do not decorate with paintings that have enraged animals

Pictures or images of panthers, crocodiles, sharks, or other wild animals with gestures of hate or anger , are representatives of that same energy that is retained in the place where they are located. Therefore, you should not have any of these images in your dining room, bedroom or anywhere in the house because all you will get is to attract those energies.

  • Watch the clocks

If you are a watch lover and you like to have them at home, either on walls or on tables, you should know that when a clock is advancing the energy is in action. Therefore, you should be aware of them, specifically the batteries or the battery. The reason is because if they are worn, the clock is paralyzed and therefore the energy stops flowing.

  • Attention to the doors

For Feng Shui, the doors symbolize their communication and voice . They are also portals that allow the entry of opportunities into your life. Here lies the care to be taken with them, especially in two aspects:

The first is to confirm that the doors of your house can be opened at least 90 ° full. If they do not open completely, either because of something that hinders it, such as clothing or other objects, you will not receive in full the opportunities that life has to offer you, rather the reception of opportunities will be partial.

The second aspect is to verify that each of the doors of your home works well. So, check that the hinges do not produce any strange noise or that the door can open and close effortlessly.

All these important details will define the way in which energy finds its way to you, according to the principles of Feng Shui.

  • Place plants in your home

The type of plant and the place of placement must be taken into account. Later you will find the plants that, according to Feng Shui, enhance the fluidity of positive energy and how you should place them.

Attention: the use of flowers varies according to the spaces.

It is not advisable to put flowers in the bedroom or in the office, work table or study, unless it is a floral arrangement. Even so, we must be aware of the moment when the floral arrangement begins to wilt, since if you have it close, you will absorb that energy.

Although flowers are not well received in the bedrooms, they are in courtyards, gardens and terraces because they move energy there thanks to the variety of colors.

Feng Shui colors

Using the right colors in the yin and yang spaces is fundamental, according to this Eastern philosophical system.

The yin spaces are exclusive places for tranquility and rest, such as the bathroom and bedrooms. The yang spaces are the opposite. They are used for daily activities, such as the kitchen, dining room or living room.

In the case of yin, bathroom and bedroom spaces , the ideal colors are: red, pink, white, yellow and orange.

As for the colors for yang spaces , such as the living room, dining room or kitchen, the colors are: black, green, gray, brown and blue.

The plants recommended by Feng Shui

Not all plants have a good Feng Shui. So, if you decide to place plants it is essential that you know very well which ones will bring you good things.

It is also essential to know that hanging plants , as well as any other hanging object (lamps or bulbs), will allow good energy to circulate better in your home and that there is greater vitality.

There are nothing recommended at home , according to Feng Shui, such as bonsai and hydrangea .

The bonsais , although they are closely related to Asian culture, are plants that do not have a good Feng Shui. The reason is because they are plants that have been shortened by natural growth. This limitation will only bring bad vibes to your home, it will even make your days limited.

The same happens with hydrangeas , as it is a plant that is related to introspection and loneliness, giving rise to the relationships between family members being affected by bringing the worst energies.

Recommended plants to achieve a good Feng Shui

According to Feng Shui, the ideal is to place plants on windows or balconies, away from the ground. If it is inside the house, the places par excellence are the living room and dining room. As for the kitchen and the bathroom, there are very few plants that bring positive results, according to Feng Shui.

These are the plants that promote good Feng Shui:

  • Basil: Basil cleans the air that circulates in the environment, undoing the negative energies and at the same time attracting the positive ones.
  • Potos: the pothos absorb positive and negative energy. This is why, you must place them in strategic points, such as windows, and without exaggerating their quantity. There must be a balance.
  • Anthuriums: for the internal part of the home, especially in shared places such as the dining room, the anthuriums fall wonderfully. They are characterized by having red flowers with a heart shape, being very strong and radiating a lot of strength. The anthuriums make energy circulate better around them and make the environment in the home more harmonious.
  • Lily of Peace: promotes mental, physical and spiritual fulfillment.
  • Bamboo: one of the things that Feng Shui does not accept, is the elongated. However, there is an exception with bamboo, whose firmness and flexibility will give your home robustness to accept and adjust to the changes that occur. Bamboo also has a relaxing quality, which means that where you put it, it will give you a feeling of tranquility. Feng Shui precisely suggests having it in the sleeping rooms.
  • Orchid: the orchid, which in fact for Feng Shui symbolizes fertility, refers to the search for perfection, prosperity, purity, spiritual growth and beauty.

Basic principles of Feng Shui for the bedroom

  • Have only one bed in the couple's room

In the couple's rooms, everything is usually associated with duality, that is, as they are two people, so the right thing is to have two bathrooms, two closets and two beds? The answer is no. Feng Shui recommends having only one bed, since the two beds symbolically represent a separation, each sleeping on their side, which could negatively influence the relationship.

  • Do not place any type of flowers in the bedrooms

The flowers, both natural and artificial, within a bedroom mean dead energy that has a direct impact on health and incites indifference in all aspects. Consequently, do not use them in the bedroom. What you can place are eye-catching flower paintings.

  • Get rid of everything that relates to the water element

Everything that has to do with the water element moves the body fluids, thus generating vitality to fade away. Then, it is necessary that you do not have water in jugs or glass, nor fish tanks, images of lakes, rivers or the sea or related things.

  • Use pastel bedspreads

Black and gray are colors that attract apathy and depression. Since the bedspread is a piece that has contact with you every time you lie down, it is best to choose pastel colors or strong but elegant.

  • Don't decorate your room with horror images

The images or posters that transmit terror, such as from movies or violent artists, hinder the good circulation of energy in the house, also promotes stress.

If you feel identified with the Feng Shui postulates, you already know how to start applying them in your home easily and simply.