You may have heard of Feng Shui, but perhaps you’re still uncertain as to what it is and how it can help boost the positive energy of your home or workspace. We will start off by introducing you to this ancient Chinese practice and then help you apply it with several easy to follow ways to introduce positive energy into your space of choice.
A Few Words About Feng Shui
As we have already mentioned, Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of reaching the balance of energies known as Qi. In our modern terms, it is a way of space decoration, that promotes the idea that with the right placement of items and furniture it can bring positive energy in while at the same time blocking the negative one. Now let’s find out how you can achieve this.
Introduce Natural Light Wherever Possible
You need light to brighten up space. This is just common sense. Negative energy and depression are usually instigated by the actual darkness of space, and there is nothing better than natural light to chase them away. So stay away from thick curtains and make sure you have enough windows in your space to let is as much light as possible. It would also be wise to consider where the room is located in relation to the sun, so that you can make use of the optimum amount of sunlight during the day.
Ensure Fresh And Clean Air Supply
According to Feng Shui, being able to be in a space with fresh and clean air can do wonders for positive energy. While on the other hand feeling like you are suffocating or having to deal with allergies is going to keep the negativity inside the space. Now apart from regularly opening the windows and letting the oxygen in, it would probably be a good idea to research the best air purifier for allergies and choose the one that is most suited for your home. That way you can ensure clean, allergen-free air that is in accordance with the Feng Shui practices.
Don’t Overlook The Benefits Of Plants
In Feng Shui there are several plants that can bring positive energy into your space, they have innate positive chi and can really do wonders for us. One of these plants is a peace lily. It along with the snake plant is great for purifying the air in your home. And if you want to increase the wealth in your home make sure you get the famous jade plant.
Building upon what we have mentioned in the previous paragraph, being able to breathe freely in your space also comes from decluttering. You need to get rid of all the excess items and let the energy flow freely. Later on we’ll discover how to decorate the space properly, but for now get rid of everything that feels crowded and stuffy. You just don’t need it.
Create Your Own Sanctuary
It doesn’t matter whether it’s your bedroom, reading nook or your patio, but it is essential that you create a space where you can rest, relax and simply tune out. Fill it with scented candles, pillows and incense and make sure you spend at least a few hours a week simply relaxing in it. It is bound to boost your positive energy.
Let Nature In
Combine a lot of different natural elements in order to provide your space with structure. Feng Shui incorporates five elements: wood, earth, metal, fire and water and focuses on how they interact with each other. If you have an item for each of these elements in your space it will help you stay grounded and balanced in both your private and your work life.
Create An Open Flow In Your Space
No this doesn’t necessarily mean open floor concept, creating an open flow means that you ensure that the furniture placement does not cut off certain parts of the space rather that it lets the energy flow freely through it. This takes a bit of planning, but is quite easily achievable and you will feel the difference in space as soon as you walk in.
Ensure You Don’t Waste Your Energy
According to Feng Shui masters, we all have a certain amount of energy to use each day, and if we waste it on unnecessary things then we won’t be able to focus on what really matters. So in order to avoid that let’s ensure that the space we are in doesn’t drain your energy from the very start. Change and replace everything that you dislike or that gets on your nerves. Waking up and spending the morning in a space you really feel good about will let you maintain high energy levels until you go out and start about your day.
You are now ready to boost the positive energy of your space, and remember, just a few small changes can make a big difference.