What is Feng Shui?

31 May 2018
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On the surface, Feng Shui is the simple interaction or energy exchange between human beings and their environment. Taken a step further, Feng Shui enables you to influence these interacting energies to achieve specific life improvements. This influence is achieved by positioning or designing your surroundings in conjunction with principles of natural energy flow. As a result, you achieve harmony with your surroundings. 

Feng Shui is practical and grounding and helps you right where you live and work. Feng Shui is often referred to as the art of placement. How you place your furniture, possessions and yourself within your domain, largely determines your life experience at every level.

Feng Shui offers a unique way of looking at yourself and your environment and it provides a way of bringing balance and peace into your life, in a manner that is difficult to achieve by any other means.

Discovered by the Chinese, this metaphysical science also known as Geomancy, has been practiced for centuries, to design environments that enhance and energize your life. Feng shui is an ancient art and science that was formalized over 3,000 years ago in China. In literal translation Feng means “wind” and Shui means “water.” In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health and good fortune. 

Feng Shui practice comprises of components from various branches of scholarly study, including physics, philosophy, astronomy and astrology. It is related closely to the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi or energy. Other concepts shared between Feng Shui and Taoism include the polarities of yin and yang, the polar opposites that cannot exist without the other and the theory of five elements. 

 

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