Feng Shui Principles

Harmony and Feng Shui

Do you have a strong need for harmony in your life? Then applying feng shui principles in your home is the solution! Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art, whose origins go back more than 4000 years. It is not only about interior decoration: the harmonization of energy, thanks to feng shui principles, is done through colours, it is true, but also through the free circulation of chi, the harmony between the elements (water, fire, earth, metal and wood), the balance of yin and yang… Whatever the room (bedroom, living room, hallway, dining room, bathroom…), it is important to make sure that the vital energy fills your interior. A beautiful interior energy is not due to chance, and applying the ancestral feng shui principles will give you the assurance of a house whose design is not only pretty in terms of decoration.

How to implement feng shui?

There are several solutions available to you to apply the principles of feng shui in your home.
The easiest is of course to call upon an expert to optimize the energies of your rooms: only he has the knowledge and the experience necessary so that your house breathes harmony, that the chi circulates in a favourable way, in short, that your choices of colours, materials and layout do not disturb the circulation of the vital energy.
How to implement Feng Shui? You can also help yourself by reading books. The problem may be that there is a lot of literature on the subject and you have to make the right choices not to come across decoration books that are just “zen” but do not teach you anything about the fundamental feng shui principles. You will be told to prefer rounded furniture, to orient your bed to the north, not to spend time in your bathroom, to put plants everywhere… In short, good advice… but not only!
Finally, if the subject of feng shui speaks to you even more than that of decoration, why not take a course? You can train even if you don’t want to make it your profession, just to be able to be autonomous in the application of feng shui principles at home, or at the home of your family members.

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Do you speak Feng Shui?

Like any art, millennia old and foreign to what, Feng Shui has its own glossary, a lexicon of words you may never have encountered. Before trying to apply feng shui in your home, it is essential to understand them as well as possible because it is not only about vocabulary. The principles of chi, yin and yang balance, the 5 elements… must be perfectly assimilated before attempting anything yourself. The risk? Doing more harm than good by arranging your home…
Just imagine that if you can solve health problems just by moving your bed or changing your room, you can also potentially weaken it by basing yourself on erroneous advice.

The origins of Feng Shui

As mentioned above, feng shui is an ancient art. Its origins go back to antiquity. At first, it was only dedicated to yin habitats, i.e. tombs, and to a very limited category of individuals (the Emperor, the imperial family and the ruling class), but it has gradually spread and now concerns many more sectors. In addition to exteriors, the harmony of energy is now also done inside houses, but also offices and shops. This originally so secret art has spread all over the world, sometimes losing its essence, it is true… Often reduced to a particular decoration method, sometimes confused with minimalism, it is important to use the term feng shui wisely.

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