Feng Shui is an oriental discipline which deals with the interpretation of the forms of the landscape and the inner spaces of a building. It was born in China with the aim of favoring positive influences and avoiding the negative ones of various kinds, which can affect buildings and consequently man.
The foundation of this discipline is the harmony and balance between the two origin principles of everything: the Yin and the Yang, the two opposing forces typical of oriental culture, which dominate the universe.
Energy forces are everywhere, in the arrangement of furnishings, lights, beds, ornamental plants and everything that makes an apartment. They must therefore be well balanced and treated with a special attention.
For example house shouldn’t have any excessively acute angles because they risk to block the energy flow. It is useful to place mirrors on the walls or on the shelves and desks, because they reject negative energies and accumulate the positive ones.
But be careful! Mirrors are not suitable for certain rooms, because they represent an excessive source of stimulation. For this reason they should be removed from the bedroom, to avoid receiving reflected energies during sleep.
Furthermore according to Feng Shui energy should be free to circulate around the bed, especially during the sleeping hours. Having one side of the bed in a corner or against a wall would block this movement.
Even broken objects would negatively affect the flow of energy; never keep broken objects because, as such, they have lost their function. They must be repaired or eliminated.
Feng Shui in Chinese literally means “wind and water” which gives us a clear signal about the importance of natural elements, especially water, in this philosophy.
It is associated with abundance, wealth and money.
In Feng Shui, a stream flowing near one’s house or a small pond facing south that reflects the sunlight and enhances its beneficial presence, are extremely positive elements that give harmony to the environment.
Water is a natural element that gives positive incentives and harmony to our lives and must always be present in home environments, even if we cannot have a river or a lake at hand.
A wall of water or an indoor fountain can represent that natural element that we often look for in our homes.