The Ancient Chinese Art of Feng Shui - Your Pocket Guide!

Your Pocket Guide to Feng Shui and its Principles

Written by Juliette Pitt

If you’ve been to China, then I’m sure you would have heard, or indeed seen examples of the Chinese art of Feng Shui (风水:fēngshuǐ).

It is an art of arranging buildings, objects, and space in an environment in or outdoors to achieve harmony, peace, and prosperity.

Let’s dive in to learn more!

#What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui literally meaning ‘wind water’ is all about orientating buildings in such a way as to balance the forces of heaven and earth, generating positive ‘qi’.

Such balance is said to bring about good fortune and improve one’s life. Feng Shui stems from the Taoist belief in ‘qi’; ‘qi’ is made up of ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ elements. By balancing these opposing elements, people can ensure good health, prosperity, and luck.

Feng Shui is divided into two separate branches: feng shui for the tomb (阴宅: yīnzhái) and feng shui for the home (阳宅: yángzhái).

#Key Takeaways 

Whether you believe in the custom or not, Feng Shui is an important Chinese art that is still observed today.

Do you practice Feng Shui? Drop us a comment down below to share your experience. We would love to hear how you arrange your furniture to bring positive ‘qi’ to your home.

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