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Principles Of A Feng Shui Home

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
Principles Of A Feng Shui Home

In Feng Shui, as is the case with life in general, certain elements or areas should be given priority over others. This is also the case with Feng Shui for your home, as there are three major areas: the front door, the kitchen and the bedroom. If positive energy (chi) is collected from the outside and flows into these domestic spaces you will be able to attract money and opportunities. If these areas are affected by a lack of chi or have negative chi, other positive changes you make will not have as much impact. This OneHowTo article explores the basic principles of a Feng Shui home, so beginners can learn the basics on this practice.

At the front door

The front door represents the lifestyle that comes to you, i.e. your opportunities and possibilities. It represents the Yang dimension of experience. It is important to have a good front door to allow the entry of money, wealth and opportunity. Everything must enter your space and your life. If the chi energy can not enter your house and move freely it will not matter what is happening in other areas of the house, the front door is the inlet of chi into your home.

Make sure nothing is rejecting, expelling or blocking chi. Also, check that there are no elements radiating Sha chi that are pointing towards the front door of the house. This may include the corner of a building across the street, a T intersection, an element that directly blocks the door or is directly in line with the front door. The question you must ask yourself about these elements is to what extent are they your property.

Principles Of A Feng Shui Home - At the front door

Assess the Feng Shui of the door

Stand at the door and looks outside. Check that there are no trees, mailboxes, columns, pots or other items straight in front of the door. These elements can affect your ability to take advantage of chi and can have adverse effects on the health of your family.

Principles Of A Feng Shui Home - Assess the Feng Shui of the door

Feng Shui for your kitchen

The kitchen is your source of food and it represents the ability to gain food through work or your profession. The kitchen has a lot to do with public life, your career, the recognition that you receive and the ability to manifest your goals and dreams. As a result, make sure the top of the kitchen is clean and all the hobs are working properly.

Use the kitchen regularly, if only for boiling water for tea. Also try to use all the hobs, not only your favorite one or the most piratically located. If chi is poor in the kitchen, this could cause problems in your career, money difficulties and poor health. Take a moment to look at the distance between the cooker and the sink: if there is a distance of less than 2 meters between them this may cause a clash of fire and water elements. Whilst at it, learn how to design a Feng Shui kitchen.

Principles Of A Feng Shui Home - Feng Shui for your kitchen

Feng Shui for your bedroom

Most of us spend a third of our lives in the bedroom. It is a place to heal, rejuvenate and regenerate health and vitality. Your bed is strongly connected to you. Sleep is a Yin condition. In evaluating this space you should not only think about the way chi enters the room but also the way it is received by the bed.

You have to place the bed in a position of control or command. Your bedroom should be square or rectangular, representing stability and a factor that makes the room suitable for sleeping. Avoid environments that are round, L-shaped, triangular, or other strange shapes that do not allow a balance flow of chi.

These were some tips for applying Feng Shui in your home. Your door is important for the entry of chi, the kitchen should be clean, and your bedroom has to be a sanctuary of peace. Also, here you can also read further tips about how to decorate a bedroom according to Feng Shui.

Principles Of A Feng Shui Home - Feng Shui for your bedroom

The art of a Feng Shui home

Apart from the previously mentioned principles of a feng shui home, you should know that there are other elements that can help or block the chi in your house.

Colors can improve a room's feng shui, but not everything goes, the colors will depend on the use and position of each room. Take a look at our article on how to paint the house according to Feng Shui.

Places like the entrance or the bathroom should also be considered when applying feng shui to your home as the chi can easily disappear in these rooms.

Energy can bounce around the house or get lost. This is why it's also vitally important to know how to position mirrors in feng shui too.

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