Feng Shui for Good Health

Feng Shui is simply energy. By aligning your spaces and your stuff, you can allow this energy to flow throughout your home and workspace in a way that allows you to function at your highest level of unity with the creative energy of the universe.

If that sounds a bit of a stretch for you in your exploration of Feng Shui, you’re not along. Let’s look at it from another direction. What’s stopping you from expanding the flow of energy in the spaces you inhabit?

Purifying by Getting Your Hands Dirty: Sometimes, accessing the highest energy means tackling the dirtiest jobs to purify your space. No matter the season, clear out the stacks of junk mail, the magazines you’re never going to get to read, and any and all sources of blockage. Grab a broom, fire up the carpet cleaner, and purify your space. When energy within your home or business is stagnant, your personal health suffers. Cleansing the energy of your spaces begins with a good cleaning. From freshly dusted light fixtures to freshly washed floors, improving the cleanliness of your space is a real plus for your body and your mind.

Take a Deep Breath: The quality of the air you breathe is essential to good health. In addition to a thorough cleaning from rafters to root cellar, consider adding plants such as dracaena or ferns to your spaces for air purification. Consider herbs in the kitchen for aroma. In addition to house plants for purification, focus on your front entrance as a spot for a living welcome to all who enter your home.

Tackling the Clutter: Consider your bedroom. Is it a cluttered space, with items tucked under beds and jammed into over-crowded closets? You can double your blessings by donating things you no longer use to someone who could use them while you’re expanding the flow of uninhibited energy through your sleeping space. Clutter is not just distraction, it is weight. The added burden of unused items will become too much to carry. Donation options abound for all the items you’ve kept that have become an anchor around your energy level. Enjoy the luxury of releasing these items.

Here Comes The Sun: How is the light in your spaces? Can you enjoy natural light as you engage in your daily activities? If not, consider altering your schedule to allow for time outside. While the great outdoors is too much to arrange, it can certainly be enjoyed by all. Does your home arrangement allow you to enjoy uninhibited light from every window? If not, it may well be time to clear away some things that are keeping you from enjoying our good sun.

Enjoy a Spa Treatment: To tap into Feng Shui energy in your bathroom, commit to an orderly storage plan for all the items you need to use. Once what you’ve got stored is exactly what you need, treat yourself. Enjoy your favorite potpourri, scented candles, or rose petals in a pretty container. As possible, consider adding a plant to purify the air. If you’re a fan of steamy showers, consider fronds of eucalyptus for an intense aromatherapy treatment.

The five elements of Feng Shui are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each of these elements has corresponding colors. The colors associated with wood are green and brown. Red, golden yellow, orange, purple and pink are the colors of Fire. The colors of earth include pale yellow, sand, and light brown. Metal is represented in the colors of white and gray, and water is linked back to blue and black. Now that you’ve de-cluttered, consider a quick inventory of the beloved items in your home. What items do you own in any of these colors?

There are many sources of information on the application of Feng Shui for health, wealth, and love. The beginning stage of applying Feng Shui to your home and workspaces can be quite labor intensive. However, the rewards can be remarkable.