Feng Shui: What it means, what it is, and tips to insert it at home

 Feng Shui: What it means, what it is, and tips to insert it at home

Lena Fisher

Have you heard about Feng Shui Feng Shui is the literal translation of the word wind-water, but it means much more than that. It is an ancient Chinese technique for arranging rooms with the objective of improving the quality of life. balance the energies and attract harmony .

The Chinese say that this art is like the wind that you cannot understand, and like water that you cannot grasp. It is the wind that brings the rainwater to nourish everything below. You have to move it! Just as standing water brings disease, stationary things will stagnate the energies within an environment .

With some plans in action, among them the correct organization of furniture, the use of colors and objects for each environment, and the arrangement of the rooms, it is possible to move the energy (called chi), avoiding stagnation that can prevent the prosperity and peace of those who live in the house, for example. This technique can also be applied in companies and workplaces with the same purpose of harmonization.

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The Types of Feng Shui

There are several schools and techniques for applying Feng Shui.

  • Black Hat School Feng Shui: in almost all the reports and articles published in the Brazilian media and around the world about Feng Shui this technique is used, which is done with the use of the baguá, which means eight sides.
  • School of the Elements With this information, we build a map to see what is missing and what is in excess in a house or business.
  • School of Form: uses geometric figures to represent the elements.
  • Compass : the compass is used to orient and make the distribution of furniture and to program stones and crystals.
  • Radiestesia : its tools are charts, punches, copper, and the Radionic Table.

Benefits of Feng Shui techniques

Feng Shui must be understood as one of the various systems of Chinese philosophy, and not as a panacea for all ills. In other words, it does not bring success overnight, nor is it miraculous magic, but if you apply its concepts correctly, it will make your life change direction.

In general, an environment that follows the precepts of the Chinese technique awakens emotions, feelings, and desired situations for each space. Here are some examples:

  • More creativity, concentration, and prosperity in work environments.
  • Peace and recovered energies in rooms and resting places.
  • Socialization, joy, and relaxation in rooms and spaces to receive friends and be close to family.

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How to benefit from Feng Shui in the home environment

  • You will need a baguá The tool has many types in the shape of an octagon, which is divided into nine niches that influence life. It is easily found in decoration and architecture stores, but you can print the model in the picture below.
  • Having this object in hand, the most common way to use it is through the wind rose, with the "work" area positioned to the north, or placing the same area at the entrance of the house and of each space. This simple diagnosis helps you realize what may be in disharmony in your residence or work environment.

Feng Shui in the environments

Feng Shui at the entrance

  • Each room of the house has a function and a piece of furniture that represents its identity. The bed, for example, refers to the bedroom; the office, to the desk; and so on. These objects that define the rooms need to be in evidence, in what is called a commanding position. Therefore, it is desirable that your bed be in the center of the room. There are a few rules in this case, such as avoiding that the bed faces thedoor or with your back to it.
  • Avoid placing objects right at the entrance of your home. For Feng Shui, the flow of energy from the street into our home is very important. The entrance is seen as a kind of protective amulet from external energies that may invade the environment. Therefore, it needs space for the chi force to move fluidly.
  • The tip to make the entrance beautiful and welcoming is to place flower pots and sculptures around the door, not in the middle of the hallway (if your house has one in that area).

Bedroom and bathroom

  • The bathroom is a stronghold of energies that no longer serve us, so keeping them in their proper place is a basic rule to avoid contaminating the other environments of the home or office.
  • Include a running water fountain in the prosperity room, which can be the space where you work, within your own home. A tiny fountain stimulates the chi to move and attract creative energies that attract money.
  • Don't place heavy objects hanging near your headboard, because weight brings a burden of worry and excess responsibility that can make you anxious.
  • Do you know those beds that have a mirror on the headboard? They are terrible choices in the Feng Shui analysis, because they reflect the energy away from the bed, when the objective is precisely to concentrate your energy there.

How to make the kitchen a calm environment with Feng Shui

Start by organizing the surfaces

The goal is to clean everything that is not essential on the counters - which is an important space in a kitchen. Start by removing everything and washing it. When everything is clean and dry, put only the essentials in sight and leave the rest put away.

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Next, move to the pantry and closet spaces, places in which you can find a place for non-essentials.

Organize the pantry, refrigerator and clean the oven

Organizing the pantry will help multiply storage space, eliminate stale food, and find inspiration for new recipes. So clean the shelves one by one. Then do the same with your refrigerator and then the oven.

Now, the floors

The key is to clean the kitchen floor as thoroughly as possible. Use a type of soap of your choice and add a drop of essential oil for extra aroma. This will make your daily routine easier.

Grow herbs

How about taking advantage of social isolation and set up a home garden To begin with, your health will thank you. After all, you ensure that you get a lot of benefits. regular consumption of healthy, pesticide-free food - Moreover, growing something edible in your kitchen is a great way to attract abundance, according to feng shui.

Those who live at home usually have more space at their disposal to start a vegetable garden. All they need is direct sunlight, with periods of shade throughout the day.

However, if you live in an apartment, don't worry, because it is also possible to enjoy all the benefits of a vegetable garden using a small space in the kitchen, or even by creating a vertical garden on the balcony.

Tips to make the home office more pleasant

Find a place with a view

For the ideal home office, opt for a place that has an inspiring view and will not provide distractions. After all, there is nothing better than taking a break and enjoying the view and having an airy environment. If you don't have a landscape nearby, opt for a wall with a painting or picture you like or something more neutral so you can concentrate. Also, some additional items such as plants, books andpictures help to prepare the space.

Organize your work area

Working in a disorganized environment can be bad for performance, so it is necessary to clean and organize your office, living room, or whatever space you work in. Also, take unnecessary items off your desk and leave only the basics.


Natural light, even if it's only a little, can improve the mood, as it also adds brighter colors to the space you are in. So, besides turning on the lamps and lights, also open the curtains and blinds, to get more sunlight and make the room brighter.

Put personality in the place

Customize the place where you work in your own way to connect more and feel more at ease. But even if you're working at a kitchen table, you can bring your favorite decorative object to put next to it. So you can also put a small stack of favorite books for inspiration or even a framed photo on the wall.

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Change Seat

Although it may seem comfortable to work sitting on the couch or in bed, in the long run this can be a very bad idea for your spine, because ideally you should have an ergonomic chair to have good posture even when working from home. However, if this is not an option for you, take breaks every half hour to stretch.

Surround yourself with stimuli

To have more stimulus and focus in your space, place the art not only on the wall you are facing, but everywhere. Invest in your creativity and bring a colorful energy to the space.

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Choose a quiet place

Who likes to work with noise? So, to avoid this, the corner should be set up in the quietest room in the house, preferably isolated from the others. Finally, it is worth reminding family members that loud music, television at the latest volume, or any kind of noise during business hours is not a good idea.

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Source: Mary Lindemuth, holistic therapist with specializations in Massotherapy, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Feng Shui, Reiki. international certifications She teaches several courses in the area of wellness.

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Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.