The literal translation of the term Feng Shui from the Chinese language means "Wind" and "Water" and the meaning behind these words carry a history that dates back more than 4000 years in ancient China.Today, Feng Shui is sometimes refered to as a form of art but to the Ancient Chinese, Feng Shui is a form of science and also a way of life. The theories of Feng Shui includes the study of our solar system, land and nature, architecture, interior design, human behavior, food and more.

Feng Shui uses a system known as The 5 Elements. The 5 element is a recognized system in Chinese metaphysics, it is said to govern the law of exchange and order in the Universe. These five elements are: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. Each element has yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) aspects, which can produce negative or positive effects, depending on the way in which they interact with each other.


The phrase “Bad Feng Shui” simply means that the environment is non beneficial to its dwellers and can have ill effects to those living in it.

Applying Feng Shui in today’s urban society can be challenging, but it is ultimately the art of creating a harmonious environment. A consistent flow of healthy natural energy is known as qi or chi. Healthy chi enhances creativity and improves an individual’s wellbeing and relationships. It also promotes wealth, prosperity and abundance.

Feng Shui is about making your environment sacred to you and those living in it. The physical aspects help you arrange the furniture in your space in a harmonious nature to achieve a balance and allow harnessing of quality chi or pure energy.

As a great believer that we are the creator of our own life and destiny, Feng Shui is just one way that can effectively enhance your environment for harmony and abundance.

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