Feng Shui is an pseudoscientific traditional practice originating from ancient China. The philosophy of feng shui is to arrange the pieces of living spaces in your house in a way that creates a balance with the natural world. This ancient Chinese practice follows Tao philosophy and is very important in Chinese culture. Having good Feng Shui in your home and work space is said to harness good energy, natural forces, and harmony between the person and their environment. If you’re bored during quarantine and want to change up your living space to re-energize yourself, follow these 6 Feng Shui tips to create a brighter living space.
1). Position your bed centrally and out of line from the bedroom door.
Positioning your bed in line with the door or facing the door is the worst possible position if we’re following the principles of Feng Shui. This positions is called the “dead man’s position” because the feet are facing the door and resemble how a corpse would be carried through open doors from the house. You also wouldn’t want your bed blocking the pathway where all the chi forces from the door and window are coming in. Your bed is the most important piece of furniture, so it’s important it’s put in the right position where you feel safe and secure. A good rule of thumb is to make sure the door is diagonal or sideways from your bed.
2). Add a headboard.
Headboards symbolize strength and stability in life, so they are an important element in bedroom Feng Shui. Ideally, a solid wood headboard or upholstered one is best. You should also place the bed close to the wall to get the most support from it.
3). Have a bedside table of both sides of your bed.
The room not only looks for balanced with two bedside tables, but you also can create a special storage space. Make sure both beside tables are not cluttered with random junk so that you can rest with a clear space and mind.
4). Choose soothing, muted color tones.
Natural soothing colors, such as “skin colors,” is preferred in Feng Shui practice. The color wheel illustrates the relationship between color and mood in Feng Shui philosophy. Decorate your living space with positive colors that emphasize life, nature, and positive energy.
5). Use adjustable blinds to maximize air-flow.
Using adjustable blinds will allow you to optimize your Chi degree. During the, open your blinds to allow easy Chi flow into your space. Then during the night, you can block out the Yin energy to your space.
6). Limit electronic devices and screens.
In Feng Shui, electronics are not good bedroom furniture. They are thought to emit currents that are capable of disrupting your peaceful sleep. There is also research that shows that light exposure disrupts the circadium rhythm.
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