What is Feng Shui?

Living in a well organized living space where the energy can flow without hinderance allows the occupants of that living space to think and act positively and live life with optimism. But in today's fast paced life where space has become such a demand factor in popular cities Feng Shui can be used to make living clutter free and managable.
Living in a well organized living space where the energy can flow without hinderance allows the occupants of that living space to think and act positively and live life with optimism. But in today's fast paced life where space has become such a demand factor in popular cities Feng Shui can be used to make living clutter free and managable.
Even in homes that have very spacious backyards Feng Shui helps to design a landscape that will bring good luck to the inhabitants of that home.

Practising Feng Shui will not cause any turn of luck overnight, but it will slowly encourage the heart and the mind to accept doing things in a certain way that ensures maximum benefit.

Feng Shui is based on the 5 elements that make our universe - Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. In a productive cycle the water produces wood which produces fire which produces earth which produces metal which in turn produces water. The colors associated with each of these elements is intuitive. Blue for water, brown for wood, red for fire, beige for earth and grey for metal. There are of course secondary colors associated with each of these elements. The elements are said to be in harmony when the cycle is productive. On the other hand the destructive cycle goes the opposite way is not very beneficial.

The birth date of a person is used to calculate his or her kua number. The kua number is used to determine the lucky and unlucky directions. An individual can harness the maximum benefit by doing activities facing his/her lucky direction.

The landscape in feng shui is a very important factor that is getting over looked these days. Though it is very common sense, sometimes human factors which in turn manifest as real estate gives minimal importance to the landscape due to monetary reasons or lack of space factors. In Feng Shui the landscape to the left of the house (if you stand inside the house and look out through your front door) should be higher (ideally) or equal to the the land on the right side of the house. Also, if the landscape to the left-back of the house is taller than the land in the right-back of the house it is very good. And as common sense points the landscape to the front of the house should be without any obstacles, tall buildings or objects pointing right at the front door of the house.Feng Shui deals with a lot of areas.

The ideas and suggestions put forth by Feng Shui is very common sense but something that has been forgotten or ignored due to several reasons. It is a very interesting field of study and can be used to bring good changes into ones life.