Feng Shui and Your Health

budget-holidayFeng Shui is an ancient Chinese art that helps improve your health and vitality by returning balance to your life. By implementing a few changes in your home or office, you can use this 5,000 year old method to improve many aspects of your life and begin feeling renewed vigor throughout your days. Feng Shui focuses on the five elements. These are fire, earth, water, wood, and metal. These elements are the physical manifestations of Chi, which means ‘universal energy.’ Each element can be represented with a color, the Yin colors being best for health.

-Blues are considered calming and healing, helping to alleviate stress and promote your bodies healing process.

-Purple aids in mental healing as well as physical.

-White is a soothing color that adds purity and calmness to a room or helps boost the power of other colors that are nearby.

You need to keep fresh air flowing through your home and insure the quality of the air already there. Keep windows open when possible to ensure healthy air flow. Plants, which represent earth, help purify the air and add living brightness to any room. Plants are a central element to Feng Shui.

Clear clutter from your rooms. Clutter breeds stress which leads to a myriad of health concerns. In Feng Shui, clutter is considered the root of imbalanced Chi for this very reason. You will feel healthier in a clutter free environment.

Natural light is also an important component of healthy Feng Shui. Sun light is the best way for our bodies to absorb vitamin D, which helps prevent osteoporosis amongst other things. Large windows, or maximizing light from small windows, will also help sooth stress. The use of color in Feng Shui can help maximize your natural light.

When implementing Feng Shui start with just a few aspects at first. As you feel your mental and physical health improve you can add more elements and create a healthy retreat in your own home.