feng shui is all about energy, and the basic laws of energy are universal and work the same no matter where you are geographically. For example, the law of gravity works the same in India as it does in England. You don’t have to have Asian looking elements to have good feng shui, but you do have to have a good flow of energy: the energy that we are all connected to, through the sense of “knowing or intuition”. .”
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As an architect, I have explained what I understand about chi or energy, which in India we call prana. ways we can improve the quality of the chi around us, under the following headings:
what is chi in feng shui? how is chi manifested? what is the importance of chi in feng shui? what is the quality of chi you want to surround you? define good chi with examples? define bad chi with examples ? How do you create good chi? around you? How do you ensure a good flow of chi in our house?
what is chi in feng shui?
In feng shui, chi, also known as ‘ki, qi, life force’ is the term for universal energy or the energy that permeates everything around you. this applies to the energy within their bodies, as well as the energy inside and outside buildings. the ‘chi’ is present in everything you do, see and surrounds you: there is a ‘chi’ of time, stars, numbers, colors, seasons, careers, stillness, etc. .
How is chi (feng shui energy) manifested?
chi, or feng shui energy, manifests in “yin” and/or “yang” characteristics and in a variety of shapes, forms, colors, intensity, etc. ‘chi’ can take the form of matter or energy or it can be a combination of the two. therefore ‘chi’ can be visible, partially visible, invisible, or partially invisible.
what is the importance of chi in feng shui?
everyone has ‘chi’ inside of them. the ‘chi’ within you has its own unique characteristics and moves in a unique way. this ‘chi’ energizes your body and is vital for maintaining physical, environmental and emotional balance. when the ‘chi’ in your body is blocked or there is an energy imbalance, then you may feel sick, depressed or have physical discomfort. When the ‘chi’ in your environment is out of balance, it will affect your life in different ways, such as causing disturbances in your relationships or difficulties in business or causing bad luck in general. therefore, the primary goal of feng shui is to channel or direct the chi within your home so that it nurtures and supports a good flow of chi within your body.
what is the quality of chi you want around you?
The quality of chi that you always want to have around you is vibrant, alive, and fresh chi, also called sheng chi, and the quality of chi that you want to avoid is the sharp, aggressive feng shui energy called sha chi or The low and depressing feng shui energy called si chi.
define good chi with examples.
good feng shui energy, or “sheng chi” meaning “forward” or “moving forward”, is the positive feng shui energy found in places that are bright, refreshing, and uplifting , which is beneficial to your health and well-being. good feng shui energy, or sheng chi is experienced:
- when you walk along the beach and your body feels uplifted by the good energy of feng shui (a lot of negative ions beneficial to your health);
- in a lush forest (the Japanese have the expression “wooden bathroom”), as well as anywhere where nature thrives;
- in a harmonious indoor environment with high-quality air and natural light.
the beneficial energy of feng shui, or sheng chi, is the only quality of energy you want to surround in your home or office. The opposite of sheng chi, or good feng shui energy, is the lower feng shui energies, called sha chi and si chi.
define bad chi with examples.
Both sha chi and si chi are expressions of bad feng shui energy. “sha chi”, also known as “killer”, “sharp” or “attacking” energy is the harmful energy that is possessed when people are angry or when a place feels threatening. the sha chi that emanates from underground consumes energy and a person can feel tired and apprehensive for no apparent reason. sha chi emanating from above the ground causes nervous discomfort and illness and problems in people’s marital/personal financial life. this bad feng shui energy can be created by:
- the sharp end of an exterior structure (handmade or natural) that points to the front door or any of the windows.
- sha chi can also be created inside the building, when a sharp angle of the wall, called a poison arrow, is aimed at your bed.
- the house at the end of a junction will tend to accumulate sha chi due to the strong and constant flow of attack energy to your main door.
- facing a dilapidated building
- a noisy neighborhood like a fire station, a temple, or a bar.
- overhead cables or wires that obstruct the view.
- proximity to a cemetery
“Si Chi” is the opposite of Sheng Chi -and is the low, decaying energy, the energy that feels lifeless and dying. This bad feng shui energy can lead to illness and depression for those who are exposed to it for a long amount of time. Si Chi, or low Feng Shui energy, can be found:
- out in the land/place where the energy of human slaughter or overwhelming human tragedies is still potent.
- a place of disorder and decay.
- sick animals, depleted soil, and very poor vegetation have si chi.
- inside buildings that have strong geopathic stress.
- interiors with poor lighting, blank walls, and clutter.
- The most common feng shui chi blocks in a home are chi blocks at the front door, such as when the front door opens into a wall or in crowded garages and closets.
- a large mirror in front of the front door takes away all the good chi, or energy, so your space is not nourished.
- the most common chi feng shui leak (loss of feng shui energy) occurs when there is a direct alignment of the door in a house, for example, the front door in line with the back door or a direct alignment of a large window with a door.
how do you create good chi (feng shui energy) around you?
everyone would have, at one time or another, experienced “bad vibes” or bad feng shui energy in a place. do your best to avoid these places and make sure there are no such feng shui energies in your home. strive to be surrounded by good feng shui energy in and around your home and office. To have the most beneficial Sheng Chi in your home, let in fresh air and natural light on a regular basis. clear clutter in your home, especially in your bedroom. rearrange the furniture in your living room, etc. so that the energy flows in all parts of your house.
How do you ensure a good flow of chi in your home?
It is important to get in the habit of controlling the flow of energy in your space whenever you are redecorating, renovating or relocating existing furniture, to create a home with a smooth flow of chi. Identifying the flow of chi in your home is easy if you visualize chi or feng shui energy flowing into your home like water. Will the water flow smoothly from the front door and nourish all areas of your home or will it get blocked and stagnant in many areas or rush out the back door?
After studying the possible reasons for chi leakage or blockage, position your furniture in a way that allows a smooth flow of energy to all areas of your home and avoids blockages and stagnant areas that create bad feng shui.
In this post you have seen that chi energy, or feng shui, manifests itself in “yin” and/or“yang” characteristics. what is “yin” and “yang”? to know more about it, go to the post:
- feng shui | yin and yang
similarity of vastu shastra and feng shui
feng shui is conceptually similar to its Indian counterpart “vastu shastra“ in that both attempt to harmonize the flow of vital energy (“chi” in feng shui or “prana” in vastu ) through the house. you can read more about the vastu shastra factor, the energy of the earth (prana) here:
- vastu scientific factor | earth energy (prana)
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