Thursday, October 24, 2013

Practical Feng Shui

Feng Shui, simply put, is a belief wherein certain things and certain places have corresponding effects in your daily life depending on the omnipresent energy known as “Chi”.

Having too many things will consume a lot of your energy, leaving a minimal amount to accompany you through your daily activities.

Nowadays, there are some who swear by the practices and laws that this belief entails, but there are also those who ridicule it. Despite the controversies, there are actually practical sides to certain aspects of Feng Shui that both believers and non-believers can benefit from.

The Empowered Position

Feng Shui dictates that you should position your desk, your favourite chair or your bed in such a way that you have full view of the entranceway but, at the same time, isn’t in the direct line of sight of anyone who enters the room or the area. Not doing so would allegedly leave the homeowner with a “disempowered” feeling.

Looking at this from a practical point of view, having a configuration like this might just be what stands between you and your attacker in the event of a break-in.

Having some plants in your space will help make the air cleaner, creating a healthier environment.

Drained by Possessions

Feng Shui dictates that we are connected to our material possessions through a flow of energy. This means that having too many things will consume a lot of your energy, leaving a minimal amount to accompany you through your daily activities.

Basically, what it means is that having too much clutter will drain you. Imagine waking up to a mountain of random things in your room, how will that make you productive?

Ancestral Connections

Feng Shui dictates that some natural elements should be brought indoors to be able to forge a connection with our ancestors who survived alongside nature thousands of years ago.

This belief can be backed up by science since plants have the ability to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen through photosynthesis. So, having some plants in your space will help make the air cleaner, creating a healthier environment.

The Feng Shui practice has repeatedly been dubbed impractical, eccentric and downright useless but further research might uncover the practicality of Feng Shui that can be applied in making everyday living more efficient. - Michelle Alyssa Tiu


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