History of Feng Shui

Feng shui dates back to more than 6000 years ago in China. At that time, people lived in valleys and along rivers. They were engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry.

Feng Shui translates to Water and Wind that are two necessary elements in our life. The wind is the air that we breathe, and water is an essential substance in our life.

Chinese had been initially using Feng Shui principles to find a suitable place to protect themselves from enemies and natural disasters. Also, they build houses so that residents can flourish. It was a highly conserved secret in the imperial court of China, and all masters were forbidden to bring their potentially powerful knowledge abroad. Eventually, Widespread migration led to the extent of this knowledge around the world.

Today Feng Shui has become a science that has been used to promote relationships between humans, success, health, wealth, and more. Many famous buildings were inspired by feng shui principles, such as City Hall, British Airways HQ, the Apple Store in London, the HSBC Bank in Hong Kong, the Burj Al Arabi in Dubai, the Sydney Opera House, and so on.

Chi Energy

Chi means energy in China and exists in everything. When we breathe, the Chi in the air flows into our body and affects our mental and physical health. When Chi is in a positive state and flows freely, it brings happiness, health, wealth, and success into our lives.

The following feng shui principles help you to balance Chi energy in your home:

  • Fresh air and natural light assist in the flow of energy better and make us feel happier and more positive.

  • Using proper colours can change the energy within a room by its association with Feng Shui elements.

  • Mirrors help expand spaces, reflect light and deflect unwanted energy.

  • Plants can cleanse the air by absorbing carbon dioxide. Their dynamism helps circulate the energy around us and leads to calm and comforting feelings.

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang are the two energy principles that made the universe. Yin symbolises the passive side of nature that represents the feminine, black, shade, and the moon. Yang symbolises the active side of nature and demonstrates masculinity, white, light, and the sun.

Everything in the universe contains amounts of both of these energies. Yin and Yang complement each other rather than contradict each other. You should always look for coordination between Yin and Yang at home.

If you wish a room to be more restful, add extra Yin, and when you require it to be more active, add Yang features.

If you found this interesting and would like to know more, here are the links to the websites for more information:

Feng Shui Living

Feng Shui Style

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog post. I would love to hear of your experiences of Feng Shui in your home or workplace; please drop me a line at info@ayvanstudio.com.