What is Feng Shui Decor?
Feng Shui Decor: Feng Shui is an ancient oriental art that studies the movement of Chi or vital energy of all things.
Feng shui studies the flow of Chi (vital energy) in the environment to see how it influences people, homes and different aspects of life.
It is important to observe all the surroundings that surround us, rivers, lakes, mountains, buildings, the streets. Also how the environments are distributed within our house and the places where energy flows. The location is also taken into account according to the cardinal points and the movement of chi or energy over time.
Feng Shui Decor is applied to:
- all kinds of decoration
- home building
- internal design of houses or their decoration
- gardens, ponds, fountains
- kitchens, bed rooms
The Feng Shui decor is based on aesthetic and decorative principles guided by common sense. Also in logical foundations that look for beauty and balance. Improvements can be made in many areas of our lives such as health, relationships, economic, prosperity, business, study or our workplace.
What is Chi or Vital Energy?
Vital energy is known as Chi, Qi or Ki according to the text we are reading. This word is widely used in many Chinese and Japanese books that talk about Feng Shui, Medicine, Taoism and a variety of ancient oriental arts. It is the main base of martial art called AIKIDO
Chi is the vital energy of everything that exists and surrounds us. It is the universal energy named in many ways as Pnuema, Prana, Ki, etc. depending on each culture. It has a different name but in all cases it symbolizes the same thing: it is the vital energy that sustains the universe.
The job of a Feng Shui Master is to understand the Chi of a place. How it is distributed and how the invisible energy that gives life and nourishes that environment or place flows and thus be able to decipher whether the effects that this energy has on that site are positive or negative. Since Chi is not something static, it flows and is observed in all forms of nature, in artificial constructions, in time and in the location of space.
The positive Chi or the useful energy part is called Sheng Qi and refers to places with good Feng Shui. Sites that have a bad feng shui or a negative Chi are called Sha Qi, the latter being the least favorable and negative places for feng shui.
Finding out if the Chi of a place is Positive or Negative
The simplest way to feel if we are in a place with a good Chi or a bad Chi is to use common sense and feel the way we feel in that place. The environments with a good Qi make people who are there feel good, happy, have harmony and are healthy.
On the contrary when there is bad feng shui in an environment, this is conducive to people being in a bad mood, uncomfortable, irritated or with little energy.
Chi energy adapts like water or a river to shapes, spaces and time. A crystalline, transparent and clean river that runs calmly generates a good feng shui or Sheng Qi A change a polluted or stagnant river, brings a Sha Qi or a bad feng shui. Like rivers, the environments of a house or office work the same way.
All people are different, with different tastes and ways of life. Therefore feng shui must also be adapted to them.
We will use the word Chi, Qi and vital energy interchangeably, but we are always referring to the same. it is the universal energy that flows, creates and transforms everything that exists in the universe
What is Yin and Yang?
There are Yin and Yang energy. They are totally opposite and complementary. These are some characteristics of both types of energy
It is related to the Moon
The soft voice
Black and blue colors
Smooth and quiet movements
It is expansive
Activity or hyper activity
It is related to the Sun
The strong voice
To be awake
Now we will see some types of extreme behaviors Yin and Yang and their solutions with Feng Shui.
- lack of movement or stillness, sadness,
- preference for darkness, use of
- dark gray colors,
- night activity,
- speak quietly continuously,
- eat cold foods,
- Increase natural light in certain parts of that environment,
- avoid energy stagnations,
- use more vivid and cheerful colors,
- promote air circulation,
- avoid ornaments that have to do with decay or sunset like autumn
- Avoid sites with standing water nearby
- Stressed, nervous or toxic people
- Lack of sleep
- use of intense and strong red colors,
- spicy and spicy foods
- alcohol-free consumption,
- strong music
- Excess of energy of all kinds
- Pastel colors,
- Hot and cold food combination. Combination with fruits and vegetables
- Calm environments
- Soft music
Moderate or controlled activityIt is always about balancing the excesses of an energy with elements of the opposite energy, in this way you get harmony and balance in our lives and in our environment
The 5 Elements for Feng Shui Decor
The 5 elements represent 5 different forms of vital energy or Chi. This is based on many of the oriental arts such as martial arts, Tai Chi Chuan, Aikido and Feng Shui.
The 5 natural elements are
Characteristics of the 5 elements
The fire element is basically related to growing or ascending energy, with light, warmth, life and summer
Earth is mainly related to the changes of cycles, to the circular movement
This is more related to the inner, with the inner changes. Also with the fall and reflection
Water is related rather with the energy that descends, with winter. It is the fluid and what adapts to the changes
Wood is related to everything that flows outward with that kind of energy that spring has. It is associated with growth and hope
Each of these five elements is related and associated with many other things such as colors, emotions, shapes, environments, furniture and much more. This allows us to associate and analyze the decoration of the spaces and the things they contain. In this way, the energies that affect that particular site and their relationship with people are analyzed
Feng Shui Decor Equilibrium
It is necessary according to Eastern theories that these elements are in fluid balance between them. If this is not the case, undesirable events occur. To cite an example, fire is an element that serves to give heat, cook food or mold materials. If you get out of control or are in excess you can destroy everything. It is the same for the other four elements as well.
With Feng Shui, what is done is to identify these imbalances between the elements and solve them to correct the flow of the Qi and thus solve the energetic flow. Needless to say, all balance is only temporary, so you must continuously monitor the work done, attentive to other imbalances. Even if you travel, you can do Feng Shui while doing it
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