Feng Shui

By Lina Messias

How you can improve your life with this ancient art?

All my life, my homes have always been a significant reference of who I am. They were my safe place in times of sorrow and loss, and also places of happiness and celebration. When my husband passed away five years ago, I realised that homes could also help in our healing processes, and I discovered a new purpose in life, sharing with the world how our homes can make such a big difference in our well-being. 

Feng Shui appeared on the Chinese agricultural plains during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and its original application was to identify the most suitable position for the emperors’ tombs in search of the perfect position for the energies to flow without any obstacles.

With the time and evolution of this art, many Chinese cities started to be built with the concepts of Feng Shui. Those responsible for the project considered that the construction of the new city in the appropriate location could bring prosperity. At the same time, a wrong choice could be synonymous with hunger and misery for the government and the population.

In essence, Feng Shui means being “aligned” with the energy of prosperity from the Earth. Translated “Feng” is Wind and “Shui” is Water. Wind symbolises CHI or what we call energy and water and is associated with prosperity or good luck.

When we say prosperity, it is much more than financial prosperity. We are talking about prosperity in all areas of our life: health, relationships, family, career, etc.

For all these reasons and its proven results over all these millennia, Feng Shui is presently considered as a true art to provide well-being.

In a Feng Shui appointment, you change what is visible (furniture placement, colours, objects, shapes, etc.) to improve the invisible, the energy of prosperity of the family or business.

I am passionate about what I do and helping others to find balance thought their homes is my life mission. 

10 Feng Shui Tips for your home office

Did you know that by applying the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui to your day-to-day life, you can increase your creativity and productivity, working at home?

  1. Even if you have little space, dedicate a specific and special place for this purpose.
  2. Working in bed or on the couch is not ideal; you will find it very difficult to separate work from leisure. 
  3. Adopt the “power position”, that is, work in a position where you can see who is entering the room from where you are working. It is also important that you have a solid wall behind your work chair.
  4. Clear and clean the table and place where you work. When there are too many visual stimulations, there is no focus and clarity, which compromises your creativity.
  5. Add plants (avoid spikey plants) close to where you work; they purify the air and reduce the impact of radiation from electronic devices.
  6. When choosing a work table, give preference to wooden ones and avoid glass, metal and iron.
  7. Open the window every day to refresh the air and to avoid stagnant energy.
  8. Avoid working in a place facing the west in the afternoon, making it difficult to concentrate.
  9. Decorate your workplace in blue which promotes feelings of stability and security and is the best colour to improve focus.
  10. Use aromatherapy with peppermint and basil essential oils to increase concentration.

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