There is a significant connection between your health and the quality of chi in your home. You absorb the energy that surrounds you, so if you are feeling out of sorts or a bit low, healthy-up the chi around you to uplift your spirits and boost your health.
Air: Inside a home the air is often more polluted than outside. Open doors and windows regularly to move the air around. Then improve its quality with plants. Plants attract chi and make it healthy. Peace Lily and Boston Fern are two good plants for purifying the air. Have some small plants dotted around the room, and in the East sector of your sitting room (the health area in feng shui) a tall plant such as an Areca Palm.
Entrance hall: Here the healthy chi entering from outside gets ready to move through the home. If your spirits sag as you enter, so will the chi. So make the hall light, bright and welcoming. Ideas: colourful rug and picture, good lighting, anything that makes you feel good.
Light: Essential for health. Natural light outdoors is best for you. Indoors use full spectrum light. Hang a mirror strategically to reflect light into a room, but don’t reflect anything unpleasant, like clutter or bills to pay. A mirror doubles them!
Health Area: The East sector of your home will benefit from clearing clutter, placing that tall green plant mentioned earlier, and a small water feature, or a bamboo plant.
Bedroom: Let in natural light and fresh air by day, have gentle light in the evenings. No blue light equipment like phones or computers. It interferes with your melatonin production for quality sleep. Cover sharp points and angles of furniture aiming at you while you sleep. Cover the television overnight if it reflects the bed. Try not to have your bed between the door and window, or you will be hit by a rush of chi. Clear any clutter and try to keep underneath the bed and behind the door free of stuff.
Positive Thoughts: Just these few steps can help clear out stuck energy, refresh the atmosphere, and create healthy surroundings that support your wellbeing. Your positive thoughts help too, as thought is energy. So focus on improving your wellbeing, and keep the healthy chi flowing every day.
Copyright © 2017 Brenda Martin
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