One of the benefits of Feng Shui is that it can help you improve your health, or maintain your current level of health if it is satisfactory. In my article on Chi, I explained that this vital energy is at the origin of everything that determines life. Thus, it can govern our health. Feng Shui is the art of controlling this energy, and it allows you to set the right vibrations to ensure that your health is at its best.
Let me explain in detail why and how.
Feng Shui and health: the close link between person and place
Feng Shui is based on the principle that each individual is in resonance with everything around him. The more time a person spends in a place, the more that place will impact his or her state of being. Thus, since there is a close link between the place and the person, one can nourish this place so that its impact is positive. This connection between Feng Shui and acupuncture is often found, but it is because it is particularly relevant: instead of stimulating the meridians directly on the individual’s body, one stimulates the energy flows of the environment.
In her book, The Way of Feng-Shui, Marie-Pierre Dillenseger, describes this perfectly: “The place where we live and work is like a macrocosm, with its own characteristics and energy map, interacting with our own microsystem: body-mind. (A house) is not neutral. It impacts our well-being, our balance and our decision-making process. It marks the memory and influences our path.
Feng Shui and health: a story of vibratory rate
Harmonising the energy, with the different means at the disposal of the Feng Shui expert, allows to raise the vibratory frequency level of the habitat (Bovis scale). Places with a low vibratory rate lower our own frequency, our energy radiation. This can result in a drop in energy, fatigue, a drop in libido or fertility problems. Low frequencies also put us at greater risk of stress, depression or even breakdown.
If, on the other hand, our living environment has been nourished in such a way as to raise the vibratory frequency of our environment, it will act as a support, as a precious help, by allowing our body to seek to align itself with this higher rate.
Feng Shui and health: how does it work? By harmonising the energy
To harmonize the energy, we start by tidying and cleaning (I take this opportunity to tell you that my “spring cleaning” checklist is still available for free download).
I read the other day, I don’t know where, that “saying to tidy up is not feng shui”. Indeed, I wouldn’t put it past you that this advice was part of the Feng Shui teachings of 4,000 years ago. Nevertheless, for me, it is the basis. By tidying up, we are already eliminating the sources of shar chi inherent in clutter, in untidy things that we get worked up trying to find, in surfaces that we cannot clean because they are so cluttered. In short, we tidy up, otherwise we block the energy.
When everything is tidy, it is much easier to clean, and better to eliminate potential sources of allergy such as dust. Being able to dust and clean without hindrance is the best way to keep the environment as non-allergenic as possible, and to remove stagnant chi.
Harmonising energy also means facilitating its flow by rearranging the layout of furniture if necessary. The energy must circulate in an optimal way (with fluidity but also with softness) to create the positive vibrations which will enable us to maintain good health.
Feng Shui and health, how does it work? By nourishing the health zone
In the Feng Shui of the 8 aspirations, each sector corresponds to an area of life. The one that corresponds to health is associated with the East zone. To improve the health of all the inhabitants of the house or flat, we will first locate the zone by placing the Ba Gua on the house plan.
How can we harmonise this particular area? As seen previously, we first clean and tidy up regularly. Then, we nourish the area by bringing it its favourite food: wood! In my article on the 5 Chinese elements, I explained that the East zone was associated with the Wood element. It is therefore necessary to bring wood to the zone, whether it is the material (solid wood furniture, fresh flowers, green depolluting plants…), the colour (greens and browns) or the shape (rectangular).
As water nourishes the wood, we can also bring in the element of water, in a lesser proportion.
Feng Shui and health, how does it work? By favouring favourable orientations
Nourishing the East zone will benefit everyone in the area. If a particular person already has health problems, then ideally they should face one of these favourable directions as often as possible: the Tian Yi direction, which promotes good health. To find out what yours is, see my article on the Kua number, to calculate your Ming Gua and find the right orientation. Thus, if possible, you should place your bed and desk facing this direction. The person can also choose the most suitable place on the sofa or at the table.
It is said that health comes from the plate. The orientation of the cooker is also important. In fact, what matters is that the person who cooks most often in the house is in one of the favourable directions when he or she starts cooking. The idea is that the homemade dishes are charged with positive energy. At home, for example, I am the cook of the house (by the way, I have a cooking blog, yes, yes!). I am Kua 7. When I am in front of my induction cooker, I receive energy from the South West, my Health orientation, when I am in front of the worktop of my semi-island, I receive energy from the North East (Love) and even when I am washing the dishes, I face the North West, which is also favourable to me (Prosperity).
Feng Shui and health, how does it work? By analysing the flying stars
The flying star school is a fairly complex part of a Feng Shui expertise. It adds the temporal dimension to the analysis of space (cardinal orientations). I can just explain here that when you define the habitat number diagram, you get 3 numbers in each area. One of these figures, the one placed at the top left, represents the sitting star, which is also called the mountain star. It is a chi of a Yin nature, which controls health and relationships. Also, during the expertise, we will analyze for each zone, if the mountain star is in a favorable position or not.
To conclude on the health benefits of Feng Shui
As we have seen, place is not neutral. The more time we spend in a place, the more it can have an impact on our well-being. We must therefore seek to increase the vibratory rate of our habitats so that they are true supports for maintaining or increasing our own frequency, and therefore our good health. Feng Shui can help you by making sure that the most favorable energy is welcomed into your home and that it circulates as well as possible throughout your home.
Good health is also about sleeping well. I’ll let you have a look at my article on feng shui solutions to sleep problems.
Finally, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that you must also be attentive to the outside environment. Some places carry energies that are not particularly favourable. I am thinking in particular of large surfaces or public transport. We must try to protect ourselves as much as possible so that we do not come home with an energy burden that does not belong to us. It’s not about Feng Shui anymore… But my little trick is to literally put myself in my own bubble, headphones on… This doesn’t prevent me from smiling and saying hello to the cashier, but I feel much more serene when I’m back home.