Creating Good Vibes
“Feng Shui can be applied to one desk, one room, or the entire house,” says Mala Narrol, a feng shui consultant. Here are some general principles that can be used to create good vibes in your home or office.
- Clear the Clutter: If you have trouble getting through your house, so will the good energy.
- Create a safe Environment: A well-lit house with a front walk in good repair and a sturdy railing projects a feeling of good feng shui.
- Keep your Surroundings Spacious: “Contorting your body to squeeze between furniture is bad for your chi and ultimately may lead to physical problems,” says Narrol.
- Replenish your energy by adding lush plants like ferns and palms to your office or home. (Avoid sharp-edged plants like cacti).
- Suspend wind chimes on your front porch or in doorways, hallways, and other high traffic areas to create harmonious energy.
- “Position mirrors so that the reflection doesn’t cut off the top of any of the occupant’s heads and deplete their chi,” says Simon Brown in Thorson’s Principles of Feng Shui.
- Hang crystals in the window of a room that has dark corners of feels dull. This will help to move more chi energy into the room.
- “Keep your toilet seat lid down, your bathroom door closed and your shower curtains drawn; otherwise, energy, health, and money may drain away,” says James Allyn Moser, founder of Feng Shui Warehouse in San Diego, California.