The Energy of Wind and Water
Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) literally means wind and water. Water represents the physical, manifest world while wind represents the inner world of energy that interacts with the outer. External Feng Shui is about arranging our environment, our homes and businesses to open to the energy (Chi) of Prosperity and Success. Internal Feng Shui is about exploring our inner worlds of mind/body/spirit and opening these worlds to the energy (Chi) of Health and Happiness.
In Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway), “cures” are used to quickly re-direct chi (the invisible energy that affects our homes, businesses, and even our health and well being.
The Baqua Map shows the 9 separate areas of energy and intention in Feng Shui. Baqua means 8-sided and is pictured as an octagonal shape. You may superimpose the map over any floor plan of a home, room, or office to see what areas need attention.
In arranging a room, 9 areas are noted to be of special significance. The following table, also known as a Baqua Map, illustrates the relationship of areas in a room (or home) in relation to the room’s Main Entrance. Imagine dividing your room (home, office) into the following 9 areas.
When an environment cannot be changed to the ideal energy movement, “Cures” are used. Below is a listing of cures, followed by products used in most cures.
The Basic Cures used to stimulate positive energy “Chi” and redirect negative energy
- Bright Objects: Mirrors, Faceted Crystal balls, gems, lights, candles
- Sounds: Windchimes, bells, music
- Living Chi:Flowers, Plants, Birds, Fish
- Moving: Mobiles, Chimes, Fountains
- Heavy: Stone Sculptures, Furniture
- Mechanical:Computers, Stereos, TV
- Bamboo Flutes and banners
We have placed links to our website (underlined words) illustrating the ideal items to enhance the movement of energy or Chi within each location. Click on the item and you will go directly to it’s product description on our website.
* Note: If using the Compass Method, disregard the “main entrance” and look at the room or building by Compass Directions.
MAIN ENTRANCE (Use Entrance or Compass directions to view map)
INTERNAL FENG SHUI
Just as energy circulates in a room, it also circulates in our minds and bodies. Internal Feng Shui involves the pattern of energy flows inside ourselves. These inside flows are reflected out into our environments and our environments influence the inner flows. Even the elements are similar – Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth energies circulate inside us and influence the physical health and functioning of our bodies. For example, Air energy provides movement in the nervous and circulatory systems. Tight shoulders and high stress block this energy. To promote it’s flow, eat foods that grow high in the air (fruits and nuts) and gently massage your shoulders to release tightness.
Energize Water with vegetables & melon type foods and soothing baths or trips to the ocean.
Earth (Body Forms,)
Physical = Bones,
Emotional = Fear vs. Feeling Safe
Energize Earth with foods that grow below the ground & calming physical activity like gardening.
Physical = Reproductive systems,
Attachment vs. Letting Go
Physical = Joints,
Emotional = Grief vs. Joy
Physical = Nerves, Circulation, Breath,
Emotional = Desire vs. Love
Energize Fire by eating wheat & grains and vigorous physical activity to burn off stress.
Emotional = Anger vs. Enthusiasm
Energize Air with foods that grow high on trees and yoga or meditation to loosen shoulders & decrease stress.
Air energy may also be released for health and healing through mindfulness meditation. Simply sit, close your eyes and feel the air of your breath moving in and out of your nose. Focus on the breath. When you become distracted by a thought or feeling, label it as “thinking” or “feeling”, then return to the breath. Try this daily for 5 minutes to experience the flow of Air energy within.