Feng Shui Health Tips

FS Health Tips

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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Feng Shui Is For Keeps

shutterstock_20276278-smallI once sat next to a BBC reporter at a dinner.  He was disappointed not to receive a quick feng shui diagnosis over the main course, followed by treatment over dessert. He asked me discreetly if our Host’s dining-room needed feng shui, then asked if I could help him to feel better, as he was lacking energy and generally feeling unwell. I did wonder if he would have asked a doctor or lawyer for some quick advice over a semi-formal dinner.

I explained that I would need compass readings and special analyses for the dining-room, which take time. For his problems I would need to chart his birth data, take compass readings and analyse his personal living space, the building and the environment around it. As much as I love helping people to feel better, facts need to be gathered and analysed first. If feng shui is not carried out correctly, misinformation risks being given. Further, although there are feng shui rules, bio-individuality is also considered.  Every property and every person is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

But, given time to do the job properly, it is amazing how feng shui can help to restore balance within a person’s surroundings and within the person. As I always tell people who ask me about feng shui, balance creates optimum conditions for healing to begin, in the home, in the body and in life. One or two things may change quickly, but mostly they change gradually, profoundly and positively, and blend in gently to become part of life. This is why I sometimes hear people say “Well it would have happened anyway.” They forget that it had not happened until feng shui had been applied. But the important thing is that it did happen.

Copyright © 2016 Brenda Martin


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