October 17, 2012
Feng shui is an ancient and wise approach to the way our environment affects us. The way we feel and the way we act is influenced in large part by our surroundings. Therefore, by learning how to properly organize what surrounds us, we can improve our lives.
Feng Shui which literally means “the way of wind and water” is a way of manipulating the universal life force known as chi, so that it flows unobstructed within our bodies, homes and workplaces.
Use these feng shui tips to arrange a safe haven in your bedroom.
1- Remove the TV, computer, exercise equipment, and any other work-related materials. The bedroom is a place for sleeping, relaxing, and sexual healing and should not be cluttered with other items that destroy the good feng shui energy in your bedroom.
2- The bed should be the biggest piece of furniture in the bedroom. It should be easily approachable from both sides to balance the flow of energy. It must have two bedside tables (one on each side), and a solid headboard. Choose the mattress wisely and invest in the one that will promote the best sleep and relaxation.
To allow for a balanced feng shui energy flow under the bed, you need to have your bed at a reasonable height above the floor level. Beds that have built-in storage drawers underneath are considered bad feng shui beds because energy needs to circulate around your body when you sleep, which is not possible if the space underneath the bed is blocked.
3- In addition to a good headboard, you always want to have a solid wall behind your bed. When you sleep under a window, your personal energy tends to get weaker in time, as it has neither proper support, nor protection. You also need to make sure that the bed is not placed in line with the doors.
4- Make sure there are no heavy or sharp items hanging over your bed. Do not hang a ceiling fan, chandelier or chimes above your head as this considered bad feng shui.
5- Use soft colours to achieve a good feng shui balance in your bedroom. The best colours for the bedroom are the “skin colours”, pale-white to rich chocolate brown tones. Avoid rich water (blue) colours.
6- Soft, dim lights are the best for bedrooms. Use a dimmer switch to adjust the level of light in the bedroom. Candles are ideal for feng shui bedroom lighting, but make sure they do not emit toxic fumes or pose a risk of fire.
7- Keep all the bedroom doors closed at night. This will allow for the best and most nourishing flow of energy to strengthen your health, as well as the health of your relationship.
8- Do not have mirrors reflecting or behind your bed. Mirrors bring the energy of the feng shui element of water, and a strong feng shui water element in the bedroom attracts the energy of sorrow, and can weaken your energy when you sleep. Try to reposition the mirror or cover it with a nice fabric.
9- Open the windows often to keep the air fresh and full of oxygen. You cannot have good feng shui in your bedroom if the air you breathe is stale and full of pollutants.
10- Plants in the bedroom are not good feng shui, unless your bedroom is fairly large and the plants are located far from the bed.
A comfortable bedroom is one that promotes a harmonious flow of nourishing and sensual energy which excites and calms you at the same time. Creating a balanced and comfortable bedroom is one of the most important things you can do in your home.
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