What is Feng Shui?
By Jade Kerr - June 13, 2023

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that seeks to bring harmony and balance into one’s environment. It involves the placement of objects in specific areas or directions, as well as other techniques such as rearranging furniture, choosing colors, and using plants to create a sense of balance. Feng shui has been used for centuries in China to bring good luck and prosperity into people’s lives. Today, it is still popularly practiced around the world due to its ability to create a serene atmosphere while also bringing positive energy into someone’s home or workspace. Feng Shui consists of two primary components: Yin (the feminine) and Yang (the masculine). Yin represents dark, cool energy while Yang embodies light, vibrant energy. In order for feng shui to be successful, both energies must be present in your space.

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To achieve this balance you can use various elements like water features (such as fish tanks), crystals/stones (like quartz or jade), artwork with spiritual symbols or images from nature, and wind chimes or bells – all of which are believed by practitioners to attract positive Chi (energy). Additionally positioning furniture correctly based on where each area should receive the most chi will ensure your space has the ideal balance of yin and yang. Another important element of Feng Shui is the use of colors. Different hues can evoke different feelings and emotions, as well as attract or repel certain energies from your space. For example, red is believed to bring good luck and fortune while blue can help promote a sense of calmness and peace. Additionally, the placement of items in specific directions is an important component of feng shui as each direction has its own associations.

For example, the North is associated with wisdom, knowledge, and spirituality; the East is associated with new beginnings; and the South brings fame and recognition. By using these directions, you can use feng shui to bring more harmony and balance into your space.
The ultimate goal of Feng Shui is to create a harmonious environment that promotes positive energy, luck, and prosperity.