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FENG SHUI - pronounced "Fung Shway"
In our homes and spaces, Chi or Qi pronounced (Chee) (life force energy) can profoundly affect our energy field (aura). Our homes often reflect our personal Qi's emotional, physical or mental well-being. Feng Shui translates to wind-water. In Feng Shui, Qi (life-force energy) is dispersed by wind and harnessed by water. The orientation and positioning of a house on the property are known as 'land-form' Feng Shui. In ancient days, in China, it was considered best if the front of the house was south-facing to capture the warmth of the yang sun. The back of the house would sit in the north, where the mountain range was located, protecting dwellers from the cold winds. Feng Shui principles were used to select the best burial sites for the ancestors. Feng Shui was used to choose the best land for agriculture and farming. Feng Shui Masters worked with Chinese emperors to strategize army soldiers in battle. Feng Shui principles were only permitted for the use of royalty and not for the common worker.
Today, engineers, architects and builders must design buildings based on zoning laws, high density and building codes. We have heating systems in our homes, air conditioning and humidity-controlled spaces. However, Feng Shui principles enhance and balance Qi flow in a house or any structure to support the residents. One method to create auspicious Qi flow is the use of the five elements of nature in Feng shui. These elements are fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Each of these elements has a specific type of Qi. When these elements are out of balance in a home or space, many people can 'feel' this imbalance. This can cause anxiety, confusion and depression for the residents. Feng Shui consultants will suggest balancing the elements in your home, so it feels comfortable, safe and beautiful. Feng Shui has many layers. The principle of yin and yang theory is another major component in Feng Shui practice. There are different 'schools' or methods of Feng Shui practice. Feng Shui is a diverse art form and science.
One example is the Bagua map. It is an energy tool to ‘map’ the Qi flow in a house or room superimposed over the floor plan, whether a private home or an office. There are two forms of Bagua. The Traditional/Compass Bagua utilizes the eight directions like an astrology chart of the house, used in "Flying Stars" Feng Shui. Classical Feng Shui uses 'time-space' formulae as one method to analyze Qi flow. The Western Bagua is non-directional based. The Western (3 Gate-method) or BTB Bagua is positioned on the wall with front entrance door or room entrance to place the Bagua. It is best to use only one Bagua. A Feng Shui consultant can help you with these decisions and help you choose the best choice for you. This is only a brief description of Feng Shui analysis. Please contact me for more information -
Western/BTB Non-Directional Bagua
Classical/Traditional Directional Bagua
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