Thursday, December 1, 2011

What is Feng Shui

Why are we comfortable in one house and not in another? Why do certain colors attract us whereas others repel us? Why do we sleep better in one direction vs. another? These are all questions that have been asked over and over again throughout the years and which are finally being answered through the art of Feng Shui. 

Feng shui is often defined as the ancient Chinese art of placement but this is a very simple definition of a system that is both complex and rewarding for those who practice it. Feng shui is more aptly defined as the environmental study of a particular location.

Feng Shui literally means wind and water. In ancient China a site was considered auspicious if it was protected from the winds and could amass the positive energy (sheng chi) of the water. Being a largely agricultural society a well chosen site was of the utmost importance. 

Feng Shui is also referred to quite frequently with regards to the placement of the dead. An auspicious burial site was thought to bring prosperity to the person's descendants. 

Feng Shui has evolved throughout the years and is now applied to houses and offices. With Feng Shui we are able to create magnificent environments using light, texture, color, and nature in order to achieve health, happiness and harmony for those who live and work there.  With the proper distribution of the five elements, water, wood, fire, earth and metal, you may increase your health, your wealth, your career and even your love life. 

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