The flow of Chi around your home has a big impact on your life. Chi is everywhere, but it can exist in forms that are either beneficial or harmful, depending on its flow and speed. Free-flowing Chi that circulates smoothly has a positive influence, bringing vital energy to everything.
Chi that is blocked and becomes stagnant, or Chi that moves rapidly, can have a negative effect on your well-being.
The practice of Feng Shui is about using this vital force of Chi in a space around you to maximise the positive effects. By influencing and directing the chi flow, we are able to influence our health and well-being. Chi flows harmoniously when Yin and Yang are in balance.
This idea of a life energy is present in many of the world’s cultures and ancient traditions; the Chinese concept of Chi energy, the Indian prana, the Greek pneuma and the Hebrew ruach. You don’t have to believe in Chi energy to try it. Keep an open but also critical mind, and make your decision afterwards.
In people, the quality of Chi influences personality as well as health and vitality. Some Chinese practices such as meditation, martial arts exercises, and acupuncture are ways of correcting the flow of personal Chi. In fact, Feng Shui, has been referred to as “acupuncture for the home”.
The refinement of the principles of Chi we see in the 5 elements (water, wood, fire, earth, metal). Eeach element belongs to a certain type of energy.