HISTORY OF FENG SHUI
Feng Shui is originated from China during the Han Dynasty. The Chinese have been practicing Feng Shui for thousands of years. It is a Chinese philosophy about the relationship between humans and their environment. Furthermore, it’s about how everything is connected which affects your well-being. Based on the laws of nature, Feng Shui offer us a way of understanding why certain things occur and how to create an environment which allows us to live harmoniously.
Feng Shui is based on the Taoist philosophies of nature and they include the principles of Yin & Yang, the Five Elements, and the Trigrams based on I-Ching.
It takes into account the various elements, which affect your environment.
While the principles of Feng Shui remain constant throughout the years but the practice has changed over time, as we must adapt to modern living. Today, Feng Shui is a multi-disciplinary study encompassing astrology, geography, landscaping, architecture, urban planning and many others. As with martial arts, there are different school of Feng Shui, some are good and some are bad. The two most traditional ones are the Form School, which concentrates on the study of landscape, and the other is the Compass School with its emphasis on the theories.
Feng Shui has gained popularity in the West over the past 10 years. With numerous books written on the subject, they can only be used as general references since they only just begin to scratch the surface of this deep philosophy. Furthermore, many books on the market today have conflicting views, which leaves the readers even more confused then ever. It is only through years of studies and practical experience that one can understand the true meaning of Feng Shui. Traditionally, Feng Shui was something that was passed down from one generation to another not by reading a few books or taking a crash course.
WHAT IS FENG SHUI?
It is a system of creating positive 'Chi' so that it can bring
about happiness, health, wealth, love and abundance. This
philosophy is based on the principles of yin & yang and
the five elements.
WHAT IS CHI?
Chi is the life force in all things of the universe, without
which nothing would exist. In order to live well, we need
to harness this force and encourage a healthy flow of Chi
energy into our homes and lives.
THE PRINCIPLES OF YIN & YANG AND THE FIVE ELEMENTS
YIN & YANG
Yin and yang are relative terms used to compare everything
in the universe. Everything in the world can be seen in terms
of two kinds of energy:
Yin - passive, female, moon, dark, cold,
soft, weak, low
Yang - active, male, sun, light, hot, hard,
Everything is either yin or yang. In order to achieve harmony
in Feng Shui, the idea is to seek a state of balance in the
way we live.
THE FIVE ELEMENTS
Each element describes a certain kind of chi energy that can
be related to a particular direction, which is linked with
seasons, and times of the day. The five elements are also
associated with shapes, colors and materials in their pure
A wealth of knowledge can be obtained from this principle
and is a tool to how we arrange our living space to maximize
HOW DOES FENG SHUI WORK?
The flow of Chi from one entity to another is the basis of
Feng Shui. Feng Shui works on principles designed to create
a positive, healthy flow of Chi through all spaces, which
affects every aspect of our lives.
FENG SHUI BENEFITS
Feng Shui is designed to enhance not only your home and environment,
but also your life. Once you begin to change your environment,
your energy levels, your outlook on life and your sense of
well being will also change. By arranging any space that promotes
positive flow of Chi, one can enhance the following areas
in their life:
• Love / Marriage
• Family / Relationships
• Growth / Prosperity
• Career / Business Opportunities
SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES AND BUSINESSES HAVE USED FENG SHUI
• Adams Bank
• Body Shop
• Boy George
• British Airways
• Donald Trump
• Hyatt Hotels
• Swiss Stock Exchange
• Tommy Hilfiger