Can you feng shui your home for better luck? The short answer is, yes. According to Dato Joey Yap, founder of Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics, “Feng shui is about the relationship between us and the environment, and how the surroundings can encourage people to achieve success. By leveraging on the good energies in the environment, people can change for the better.”
While you can’t really choose where to sit in the office, you can control your home. He says, “Although Feng Shui is a layered subject that can get pretty complex, there are some simple techniques a beginner can use to adjust their homes to promote the movement of good energy, or what is known as Qi.”
Here are five methods he has suggested to improve your Qi at home, so you’ll have better luck.
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1. Ensure the space in front of your house is free from clutter
“Ensure that there is a proper Bright Hall in front of your home, especially if you’re staying in a landed property. In Feng Shui, a Bright Hall refers to the open space directly in front of the property. This allows positive Qi to collect and circulate before entering the home. In that respect, it’s best to keep this area free from clutter as well to maintain consistent and smooth Qi flow.”
2. The position of the bed matters
“If you’re wondering what the bedroom has got to do with your career, it’s actually the most important room in the entire home since you spend a lot of time here resting and sleeping. As such, the type of Qi that affects your bedroom is important for your overall well-being. If your energy levels are low due to disrupted sleep, it may affect your work performance in the long run.
In Feng Shui, your bed’s headboard should be placed against a wall. A wall is considered a Yin feature, and sleeping is also considered a Yin activity. Sleeping against a Yang feature like a window will result in an imbalance in sleep and decline in performance.”
3. Activate the Peach Blossom Star
“The Peach Blossom is one of the most famous terms used in the study of Feng Shui. This is a good star to activate in your house, as it increases your magnetism and improve your relationship with people. It also makes you more attractive to others. Frequent use of this sector within the home is sufficient to activate this star, but you can also consider placing some form of water element to further enhance this area. Remember to keep this space neat and tidy to ensure that there is smooth Qi flow.”
4. Take note of the set-up of your study room
“Most homes have a designated study area where occupants go to get work done. If you’re a business owner or have a home business, this personal workspace is vital to your professional success.
As such, ensure that the study room door opens to a spacious area. With this set-up, the door would actually be opening to a Bright Hall to ensure that Qi can collect and circulate before flowing into the study room. In addition, the best position for your desk is away from the wall to ensure that you’re seated with your back to the wall. This places a stable Yin Form behind you that also represents the support you will need to advance in your career or studies.”
5. The location of the kitchen sink and stove shouldn’t clash
“Having the kitchen sink and stove next to each other results in a “Fire and Water” clash in the study of Feng Shui. This will affect the health of the residents in the home.
If you can extend the distance between the sink and stove by about one to two feet, you will no longer have this problem. Alternative solutions include installing a console or island between these 2 kitchen features to avert this clash.”