Sunday, June 20, 2010

Choosing right bedframe's head board

While every area in the home is important and needs attention to ensure
good Feng Shui practice, the bedroom is a good place to start. This
ancient Chinese philosophy of decorating and arranging a living space
o promote positive energies is designed to enhance the user’s life and
experiences. The bedroom plays prominently into this design philosophy,
as this is the room in which rest and relaxation are essential. Without
proper rest, the other elements of life are going to be difficult to maintain.
For this reason, it is important to choose the right Feng Shui bed for you,
your needs, and energy.

Let’s first take a look at the design of the Feng Shui bed headboard itself.
In Feng Shui it is recommended to choose a headboard that corresponds
with one of the five elements. They are fire, earth, metal, water, and wood.
In terms of the shape of the headboard, once again, it is wise to choose
according to your life and its needs. For example, a round shaped headboard
is usually used with the metal element and is an excellent choice for those
who work in an office or deal with a lot of paperwork on a regular basis.
Especially useful for people who are of the earth or wood elements, square
or rectangular headboards are best. Professionals of all types will be drawn
to these shapes as well as they offer support and promote a strong sense of
stability. Another type of Feng Shui headboard is the wave and oval shaped
headboards. Those of the water element will be right at home with these
shapes and very comfortable with the flowing design. People who are artists,
musicians, and of any creative profession will benefit from this type of headboard.
One kind of headboard that isn’t recommended for anyone is the angular style
headboard. It is associated with the fire element and not useful for promoting
rest. For the best results in choosing a Feng Shui headboard, an individual
should consider their personal needs, profession, and plan colors carefully.

Most headboards available are made of either wood or metal. In choosing a
Feng Shui bed headboard, metal construction is usually beneficial to those
in an office profession, though the use of wood can be grounding and stable.
Since wood is of the earth, people of these elements would want to choose a
headboard of this type. Overall, the shape of the headboard is often more
important than its material.

There are other aspects of a Feng Shui headboard to keep in mind. Those
styles that are made with an open design are not suggested in the Feng Shui
practice. They are not considered to be supportive. The use of mirrors in a
headboard breaks into your energy fields and are not the best choice. Also
stay away from designs that include poisoned arrows. A poison arrow is
anything that has a point on it or has a sharp element that points at you.
Anything that symbolizes violence or negative energy should be avoided.
For this reason, don’t choose a headboard that in any way resembles a
tombstone. It brings up thoughts of death. The final headboard style to stay
away from is one with crosses in the design. It is considered good Feng Shui
to have a bed headboard with a design that includes x’s.

The use of footboards in choosing a bed style in the Feng Shui tradition is clear.
The footboard must not stand higher than the mattress of the bed. If it does, it can
block positive chi from reaching the person during their rest time. In picking your
Feng Shui bed, it is very important not to choose a style that will interfere with the
positive energy flow of the home and bedroom.

The placement of the bed is vital to a successful Feng Shui bed choice. If possible
the bed should not be placed next to a window. It is thought that the energy flows
out of it. For this reason, the bed should be placed against a solid wall. Also avoid
putting the bed on a wall that is connected with the bathroom. Other places to avoid are placing the bed under a fan and directly in front of the bedroom door. It is also important as with all areas in a Feng Shui home to keep the bedroom free of clutter.

Clutter can disrupt the natural flow of chi. The placement of other bedroom furniture
is important as well. Do not put a dresser at the foot of the bed. Once again it disturbs the flow of energy and may cause health issues. Always place the bedroom light to the side of the bed. It is thought that a light directly over the bed is disruptive to sleep. The same applies for clocks. They should be positioned to the side of the bed. It is important not to put them directly in front of or behind the bed’s occupant.

Many people choose to make use of Feng Shui in their children’s bedrooms as well. The same principles apply for little ones as adults. The Feng Shui philosophy doesn’t promote the use of bunk beds however. The child on the bottom bunk will have their energy limited by the presence of the top bed. For the child sleeping on the top bunk, the support bars around the mattress disturb their chi. If at all possible, place children in single beds of their own.

Be sure the Feng Shui bed you choose is in relation to your personal element and is properly placed in the bedroom. The positive chi will be a huge benefit in enhancing your life.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Windows to better Feng Shui

In Feng Shui, the windows of your house are the eyes of your home.

The doors are the "mouths". Windows allow you to look out, and breathe in Chi, or vital energy. Windows also let in the welcome warmth and sunshine - the Tang Chi.

If you have a room that has too much yin and is dark, foreboding, and depressing, install an extra window if possible, or make an existing window opening larger. If renovations to your windows are not possible, you can paint the room a sunlight yellow or hang a mirror opposite a window to "create" another window. Other enlivening elements include bright colors, lights, crystals, flowers and plants. Wherever possible have two windows that open in each room. From a practical point of view, this creates cross ventilation and a more even distribution of light and Chi.

Privacy is vital to a sense of well being. Make sure that your window coverings, plants or ornaments screen the inside of your home. If "poison arrows" of negative Sha Chi are aiming towards your house - such as pointy rooftops, corners of buildings, etc - it is best to place a plant, vase or statue on your windowsill to help prevent the negative Sha Chi from entering. The very best cure is an octagonal Bagua Mirror which will bounce the negative energy away from your home.

A good view is even better Feng Shui. It not only serves to increase the value of a property but brings about Sheng Chi (the most auspicious Chi). If you have a blank wall outside of your windows, this will generate negative Sha Chi. Plant some colorful flowers, creeping vines, or shrubbery. Install window boxes and fill them with cheery flowers. Spring for pretty curtains, and other smart decorating details which can detract from even the most gloomy outlook. You might consider install "faux" stained glass windows (decorative window film from Home Depot - $19.97) to block an ugly view. They not only let light in, they are colorful and gorgeous.

Your windows are your outlook on life.

Your doors, on the other hand, are the "mouths" of your home.

There is generally a suggested ratio of "eyes" to "mouths" (windows to doors). If you think about it, you certainly wouldn't want to have 5 mouths to every pair of eyes! This would mean that the occupants of the house would constantly be bickering, yelling, and fighting. Do a quick count and see what you're working with.

Go outside to the street and make your way towards your door. Is it easy to find or do you have to meander around the side of the house looking for it? Does it feel safe? Is it well lit at night? Does it look appealing or scary? Does the door look happy or tired? Is it greeting people, or is it saying "Go away," or "I’ve got something to hide," or "My owner doesn’t care about me."

Here are some quick tips for creating a great "mouth" for your house:

Moving objects (flags, whirligigs, etc.), sounds (chimes) and color (fresh coat of paint or colorful flowers) can easily attract people and chi toward a door. Shiny objects can catch the eye of guests too. A fountain outside the door is the ultimate. Face it - everyone's #1 gripe is not being able to see house numbers at night!

A red door (I suggest "Heritage Red" by Benjamin Moore - a classic beauty) can be used to welcome guests. Believe it or not, homes with red doors get broken into much less often than homes without red doors. A red door says "My owner cares about me - so watch out!".

Bonus House Tip of the Month:
Check ALL doors for squeaks, and stickiness. Use WD40 to banish squeaks and sand down sticky doors as necessary. Don’t forget closet and cabinet doors! Anything that doesn't work in your home represents your life not working. Don't let these things go!

Colors of Feng Shui

If you in a decision of selecting a color for your room or even your hall then take a look on the below description on each of the colors which indirect colerate to Feng Shui;

Green – New life, energy, growth, and hope.
Purple – Wealth and royalty.
Red – Protection, energy, power and activity.
Pink – Love, marriage and motherhood.
White – Purity, death and cleanliness.
Black – Authority and power.
Blue – Life, hope, knowledge and life.
Yellow – Health, the earth and ground.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

How Bathroom can affect your wealth in feng shui

Many people in America do not understand the importance of keeping the bathroom door closed and the toilet lid down. Europeans and Asians have no problem with keeping their bathroom doors closed. Whether in your home, office or business, this is one of the most important elements for having and keeping wealth.

The Chinese say you flush your wealth away if you do not keep the bathroom door closed and the toilet lid down. The Bathroom is a water element, so blue and green colors are good to be placed there. The bathroom should never have red in it as the fire energy conflicts with the water element.

The bathroom should never be placed in the wealth section of the home (the Southeast section). I once conducted a feng shui for a lady in Southern California. When her husband remodeled their house, he added an extra bathroom in the wealth section. Shortly after remodeling, he went bankrupt. She told me he died a short time later from the trauma because he could not handle being in that position.

It is very important to keep the bathroom door closed at all times, but especially if you have a bathroom that adjoins your bedroom. If there is no door, only an entrance, hide the doorway with a curtain or screen. A lot of modern homes are made with no bathroom doors.

Feng Shui in Kitchen interior design

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home according to feng shui. Food prepared here indicates the quality of life one lives, and strongly reflects wealth. And it all begins with the stove! The Chinese believe the kitchen and the placement of the stove is critical to the accumulation of wealth. The placement of the stove in the kitchen can bring extreme good luck to the owners, ensuring wealth and abundance. The stove can also ensure for the owners, a place of high position in the business world.

If you are not having enough luck in your life, one of the first things to take a look at is your stove and its placement. The stove and oven should be kept clean, with all burners working at all times. If anything breaks or malfunctions, make certain it is fixed as soon as you notice it is not working.

The kitchen door should not face the front or back door; otherwise your luck flows out these doors. The stove should
not face the back door, either, for the same reason. The kitchen is another fire element, and therefore red should be avoided in this area of the house. If you have too much red in the kitchen, you are more likely to have a fire in your home.

Nothing higher than your head should be hung in your home, especially in the kitchen. You must feel comfortable when you are preparing the food. I see pots and pans hanging over the stove or center of the kitchen in many homes, but this is not a fortuitous placement.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Dining in the Round is Beneficial to Relationships.

The dining room should be centrally located in the home in order to ensure an abundance of good ch’i energy. Food is important in keeping you healthy and happy.

Round, oval and octagonal tables are more beneficial than square or rectangular tables, as there are no sharp edges to separate people. If you have a square table, try to get one with rounded corners. The dining room should be well lit, with pictures placed on the wall that are relaxing to look at and soothing to the nerves.

Eating in a quiet place, or a place containing soft music, is very good for digesting your food. A crystal chandelier placed over the table ensures sparkling ch’i energy. At one time, everyone used crystal for chandeliers, but with the passing of time, crystal has often been replaced with other materials. They hold no value now from a feng shui point of view, unless, of course, they are crystal. The dining room is one of the best places for a large mirror. This “doubles” the food (abundance) and ensures good ch’i. However, mirrors should never be placed so that they cut the heads off of you or your guests. The mirror should cover one wall of the dining room, and mirrored squares should be avoided.

Make Sure Your Bedroom is a Safe Haven

Your bedroom has an effect on the way you sleep, and this is a very important factor in staying healthy, happy and accumulating wealth. There isn’t just one element to consider when planning your life with abundance; you need to take everything into account, including the way you revitalize yourself. Your bed should be comfortable, and the energy should flow smoothly throughout the room. You should not have anything under the bed, so that energy can circulate
properly. The bedroom should be painted a soft color that suits your energy so you will rest peacefully.A bedroom should never be painted red. Red is an energizing color and you will not get the proper rest if you sleep in a red room. Fresh air should always be circulating through your bedroom and also through the rest of the house. If you live in an apartment building as I do, and do not have much circulation flowing throughout, get a small floor Vornado fan and place it near a window.

I recommend the Vornado fan because it is the only one I have found that is quiet and doesn’t blow too hard. It is the quietest fan I have found on the market. Most fans, even on the lowest speed, tend to move too fast. Ceiling fans turned low are also a good way to circulate energy. Ceiling fans should not be placed directly over your bed. Your bedroom should never have a mirror that faces the bed, as it interferes with restful sleep. Mirrors should not be placed behind your bed, at your feet or by the side of the bed. It is an old Chinese belief that your spirit leaves the body and rises as you begin to sleep, but becomes frightened when it sees itself in a mirror. It then rushes back inside the body with the result that you never get a good night’s sleep.

The Chinese also believe that a white coverlet is unhealthy because it is the color of the shroud that covers the dead. It is also considered unhealthy for your feet to face the door, because that is how they remove dead bodies from a room. There is a saying in Feng Shui that when you sleep with your feet facing the door you will never stay at home. You will find that you will want to be on the go all the time and never feel relaxed when you are home. You will be
on the go constantly.

Ceiling beams in a bedroom are quite unhealthy as they disturb the flow of ch’i. They should be avoided in all the rooms but especially the bedroom. Have them covered if they are open. They block the flow for energy to circulate. They also cause financial problems. Wall beams in corners of the room have the same effect. Green plants placed by the side of the wall beams help deflect some of the negative energy, as will a wind chime hung from the ceiling in front of the beam.