We can add more value to our lives by using the practice of feng shui to decorate our homes with positive and balanced energy. It may seem complicated to put into practice, but feng shui is relatively easy to understand.
Reading: Feng shui house chart
In a previous post, “Feng Shui for Beginners: Color Energies,” we learned how the flow of energy, chi, is expressed through one of the most powerful tools in feng shui: color. the colors correspond to the five elements: wood, water, metal, fire and earth. By knowing what each element brings to your home, you can decide what energy you want to create in your space and, therefore, what colors to use.
We identified each element and the colors associated with them in part 1 of our feng shui blog series. In this blog post, part 2, we will introduce you to another important principle of feng shui philosophy: the bagua map.
So, once you’ve decided what elements and colors you want to incorporate into your living space, the next step is to map your home using the bagua mapping system.
This is how it works.
the bagua – the feng shui energy map of your home
The bagua is an ancient and powerful feng shui tool that connects your life with the energy of your home. In this way, you can track the areas where the most attention and energy are needed.
There are two types of bagua maps: the traditional bagua and the western bagua. If you’re new to feng shui, it’s best to pick one school of thought and stick with it so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Since we’re delving into Eastern wellness philosophies in this article, we’ll focus on the classic bagua.
The translation of bagua in Chinese is “8 areas”. but the bagua actually has 9 areas if we include the center. This central area is considered the ninth area as it encompasses the energy of all other areas and belongs to the earth element.
how to work with the traditional bagua map
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step 1: where to start with your bagua map
The first step is to print the map and start at the entrance of your house. this is the point where all the energy enters the house. When looking at the bagua map, the entrance to the house should coincide with the north point of the bagua. imagine the shape of the bagua and where the rooms would be. Depending on the shape of your home, visualize the bagua to fit your home. Congratulations! Now you have a clear perspective of the bagua map of your house!
step 2: decide which areas you want to work on
Take your time to understand the information on how the bagua system works. Analyze your home and start seeing it with new eyes according to the map. then decide which areas of your life you want to bring fresh, positive energy to.
treat every part of the house with love and awareness and you will be amazed at how the energy begins to flow naturally, effortlessly.
and that’s it! pretty simple, right? Like we said, feng shui doesn’t have to be complicated!
your next step
In the following article we will delve into the knowledge of the bagua, through the 8 areas of feng shui, its element, its characteristics and how to apply it in your home. We are also inspired by our beautiful handmade rugs to help you bring feng shui into your homes.
Image:Now it’s your turn! What areas do you want to improve in your life and your home? If you are still looking for some home decor inspirations, head to our Instagram account. We are constantly sharing posts about lifestyle, interior design, and, of course, our Sukhi rugs!
ready for part 3 of “feng shui for beginners” to start applying the feng shui map? see you there!