There are many aspects to Feng Shui. We can use the analogy of comparing it with the action of peeling an onion. While you are removing the layers, there are more and more layers to discover. One of the most superficial layers is the Feng Shui of the environment. Many practitioners only reach this layer. Although they only scratch the surface of the science of Feng Shui, they have some limited achievements. Whoever takes their time, can apply the principles of this environmental Feng Shui to their offices and homes.
One of the basic principles of environmental Feng Shui, is that you should not sit with your back towards an entrance. It is surprising how many modern offices have cubicles or offices arranged in such a way that they have the person facing away from the door or the cubicle entrance; Putting a person like this is not only unproductive, but creates feelings of insecurity in the person who has to turn around every time to see who is behind
A company had an employee, who knew nothing about Feng Shui, with a mirror at his side to know who was approaching behind his back. Although we do not recommend mirrors as a cure for Feng Shui, this case was convenient for the person to be more aware of their surroundings
People can be much more productive if they are comfortable; a desk that is aligned in a certain way to protect the back is a much more comfortable situation
Another commonsense axiom of Feng Shui is that curves are much more pleasurable than angles. In art, a soft, curved brush is more pleasing to the eye than a broach with a sharp angle. This same aspect is also seen in the constructions. There are many articles on cutting angles; with this they refer to Sha of Metal, Arrows Qi, etc. From a common-sense perspective, the angles are not pleasant, nor do they cause comfort since they create a direct flow of Chi from two different directions; both focused on you. So, the goal is to break that direct flow of energy
A curved corner is much more desirable; Many architects and builders are making houses without any angle. Each corner is round. If there is any construction near your home or office whose angle is attacking you, place a tall shrub in front of that angle to break the strength of the Qi
Embellishments – the most popular “Cure All” for basic Feng Shui. Feng Shui is about being in a pleasant and comfortable environment. While some people thrive on ornaments, it is not a way to improve one’s own prosperity. So, although it’s a basic tip, it’s a good one: Be careful of the ornaments
Seeing the environmental “Sha” (malign influence), highways and roads are the most prevalent in the world today. Some advice on these environmental influences is that you have to avoid living next to a highway, this also applies to train rails, although people can get used to the Sha de Ruido, it does not provide a harmonious environment. There is too much Qi moving at high speed. If this is your situation try to put some barriers between Sha and you. A fence or wall can bounce some of that sound.
Another situation to avoid is to live in a house or a building on the edge of a curved road, this is like a Sickle of Qi cutting through the house. From a common-sense perspective, a car is more likely to lose control and end up in the backyard. Again, the solution would be to create a barrier such as a fence or a wall that is protective, and make sure that it fits in with the surrounding environment, that it is beautiful and that it is not insulating.
Another problem in the cities of today, is the problem of proportion, many times a high building is built next to a small one. A tall building is already unprotected and exposed; A small building surrounded by tall buildings is overwhelmed and its occupants will feel the same. The solution here is to avoid situations like this, especially if you are looking for a house or planning a construction.
Modern environmental influences can also include electrical cables; Despite the fact that the debate over high voltage lines continues, Feng Shui considers this as the Sha of Fire; A lot of fire Sha is not good. If there are electrical wires near your house, consider adding Earth element to choke that fire
Cemeteries are one of the most traditional environmental Sha. The cemeteries are the resting place of the Yin spirits. A lot of Chi Yin can be overwhelming. There is another study of Feng Shui known as “The Feng Shui of the Yin House”. This is the study of Feng Shui of the dead. Traditional Chinese cultures believe the location of a grave can affect future generations. Cemeteries are places to sob and associate separation with themselves; this is more Qi Yin. The Yang Houses (that of the living) should not be near cemeteries.
The standards of good Feng Shui follow the concept of “connection”. This is applicable in rooms, houses and apartments. In the room keep the bed “connected” to the wall. Do not have the bed at an angle of the walls, or away from a solid wall, this leads to discomfort in the dream and therefore to short rest. The room is where you regenerate and absorb most of the Chi of the day. Many people sleep 6 to 8 hours. During this time, you absorb the Qi of the room.
When a correct analysis of Feng Shui is applied, it is necessary to focus on the rooms and the entrance (where the Qi circulates around your house). The most important part of Feng Shui is to create a balanced environment for people, a room that benefits you is a Duty.
Houses and other buildings should be “connected” to the floor, aluminum houses are not considered to have good Feng Shui, since they are not “connected” to the floor, this can lead to instability and stomach problems. When looking for a place on a hill, try to get one that has foundations on the ground.
Finally, always remember to keep a balance. The fundamental theory of Feng Shui is the concept of Yin and Yang. This is balance. If a room is very bright, put curtains, if a room is very dark, consider putting skylights, if it is too cold turn on the heater; a lot of anything is not healthy
In 168 Feng Shui Consultants we use the philosophy “bring the traditional balance to modern life” there are many modern environmental problems around, but there are enough traditional solutions. Thousands of years ago, things were much simpler, which allowed time to examine the solution deeply. The answer to today’s environmental conflicts is still achieved in Traditional Feng Shui