Healing Space: Feng Shui Cures for a Healthier Home
The ancient art of Feng Shui allows us to replicate nature’s balance in our homes through various design and lifestyle choices. The different elements—fire, water, air, metal, and earth, must be in harmony to achieve good chi. In some instances, rooms in Feng Shui homes would inevitably lack or have an overwhelming abundance in certain Feng Shui energies due to unavoidable circumstances through the home’s environment, floor plan, or other causes. Feng Shui cures have the ability to either absorb negative energies being produced in a certain area, or have the ability to provide specific areas with a sense of balance and order.
While there are specific methods to cure certain issues, there are also specific applications where these cures can encourage said energies to work toward creating a healthier, more nourishing environment for those residing in the house. If you’re in need of an effective Feng Shui fix to feel better at home or to encourage you to live a healthier lifestyle, read this easy guide!
Time for Change
In Feng Shui, the bed is known to absorb the different forms of energies we release while we sleep. If you’ve been ill, or have been through a deeply negative time in your life, it’s recommended that you change the sheets you’ve been using within that timeframe, and not use them again for quite some time. In more extreme cases, it is even recommended that you purchase a new mattress to rid yourself of those energies for good. Note that this isn’t a hard Feng Shui requirement to be followed, but is highly recommended if you have the resources.
Feng Shui Ornaments
The Wu Lou, also known as the Feng Shui lucky gourd, is a very popular Feng Shui cure used to symbolize good health and longevity. The gourd-like shape of the Wu Lou represents heaven and earth, and the metal variety would be your best pick if you want to use this ornament to attract good health. Charms like the Wu Lou are readily available for purchase online, and the cost depends on your choice of material. Place the ornament on your bedside table. It is believed to absorb negative energies while you rest. Remember to use ornaments like these only if you like them, and believe in their healing capabilities. Forcing yourself to decorate with objects you don’t like leads to resentment of the artform and in the long-run, can make for terrible Feng Shui.
Indoor plants are known to rid the air of harmful toxins and pollutants, creating good breathing air for those living at home; thus, making them an important factor in promoting a healthier living environment. If you’re looking for a more versatile Feng Shui plant, opt for the lucky bamboo plant, which contains all five (fire, water, air, metal, and earth) of the essential Feng Shui elements.
Cluttered spaces block off and prevent good energy from flowing within your home. The same principle applies to arranging your furniture; an abundance of space allows for harmonious Feng Shui energy to flow into the home. The bedroom, in particular, is believed to directly affect a person’s health and wellness. Don’t go to bed without making sure your bedroom is neat and tidy.
In a Feng Shui, having the bathroom face the kitchen entrance could lead to poor health for those residing in the home. Bad energy leaks out through the smells and sounds none of us want to experience while preparing or enjoying our meals, which could be a serious sanitary hazard if we’re not too careful. If you’re in the process of building or buying a new home, make sure the bathroom is placed further away from the kitchen to avoid this dilemma.