Ancient feng shui wisdom for better health
Feng shui has numerous tips to help improve your health and well-being. After all, the saying “health is wealth” most probably came from ancient feng shui masters! The importance of vibrant health cannot be overestimated because without good health, few things really matter.
In feng shui, there is a direct relationship between your health and the quality of energy in your home and office. How healthy is your environment, from a feng shui viewpoint? How healthy is your bedroom? What is the quality of air in your home or place of business? Numerous home and businesses suffer from low and stagnant energy. Studies show that most homes and businesses are below the basic energy level necessary to maintain the good health of people who live or work there.
Let’s look into some basic and simple feng shui tips to improve your health and bring the feeling of happiness and joyful well-being.
Tip 1: Be Aware What You Breathe In
The issue of outdoor air pollution is well known, but few people are aware that the indoor air pollution is actually worse than the outdoor one. Unless you live and work in a truly green, healthy and environmentally friendly building, you have to work on the quality of air in your space. This basically means that no amount of feng shui health cures will help, because air quality is the number #1 priority for your health.
The easiest way to take care of the air quality of your home or office – while also greatly improving its feng shui – is with top air purifying plants. You can find these plants in any flower shop. Ask for Dracaena Jenny Craig, Boston Fern, Rubber Plant or Peace Lilly (the most popular ones that most shops usually carry). Go for as many as your home (and you) can handle, at least one or two being big tall plants such as an Areca palm, for example.
Tip 2: Use Light and Colour
The quality of natural light, along with color (its main expression) is a vital nutrient for your health and well-being. It is not just the amount of natural light you enjoy during the day, but also the presence of vibrant, beautiful colors around you that strengthen your personal energy. If you have to spend a lot of time indoors, be sure to invest into full spectrum lights. Choose to decorate your home or office with vibrant art – make it happy and joyful with fresh, alive colors. Be it a wall colour, art or fresh flowers, know that your energy gets much strengthened by the presence of color and light.
Tip 3: Feng Shui Your Health Area
In feng shui, each home or office has specific areas (as defined by the bagua, energy map) that are responsible for different areas of one’s life. Your health, of course, depends on the overall energy of the whole space, but there are two areas that are connected on a deeper energy level to the state of your well-being. The first one is the center of your home or office, and the second one is the so-called Health & Family bagua area.
There are numerous feng shui cures that you can apply to improve your health. From the simple use of Wood and Water feng shui element colors to a Laughing Buddha sculpture, the feng shui lucky bamboo plant, or a lush and vibrant air purifying plant, choose what works best in your space.
Tip 4: Create Spa Energy in Your Bathroom
Your sense of well-being is intricately connected, feng shui-wise, to the quality of energy in your bathroom. I am sure you have heard many times that bathrooms are a big feng shui challenge. This makes it even more important to diligently and consistently apply good feng shui to it, instead of ignoring it. You can easily create a spa feel in your bathroom, but you have to start with a very clean and clutter free foundation.
Once you have achieved that, bring art to please all senses, natural candles, essential oils, an aromatherapy diffuser, or any other items that can help create a spa feeling in your bathroom. Good feng shui in your bathroom is good not only for your health, but also for the overall energy of your home.
Tip 5: Apply Feng Shui in Your Bedroom
As we spend so much time in our bedrooms (1/3 of our lives), you definitely need to focus on creating good energy in your bedroom. This is very important not only for your health and overall well-being, but also for the quality of your intimate love relationship. From over 20 years of consulting experience, I know that most bedrooms have sad and stagnant energy (yes, even when they look very pretty.) Good feng shui in the bedroom is both a complex, as well as a very simple application. It is also a matter of consistent effort that has to become second nature for you.
Steps like keeping a good air flow, always letting natural light in during the day, not storing anything under the bed, keeping the closets clean and organized, etc might seem like a lot of work, but they can become enjoyable. Once you know (and feel) what a huge difference these steps make for your health and well-being, you will love going through these daily steps of refreshing the energy in your bedroom.
We have numerous tips here on creating good feng shui in your bedroom, from best bedroom colors to how to position your bed for good feng shui; applying them can truly do wonders for your sense of well-being. With just a bit of effort, as well as sweet patience and genuine consistency, you can use feng shui to transform your home into a beautiful, pleasurable and nourishing space that fully supports your health and well-being. Start with little steps today, and don’t stop creating good energy.