By S.BS. Surendran
Feng Shui is the study of positioning of objects so that harmony with the environment can be achieved. There are two types of energy, one being the positive energy and another one being the negative energy. Therefore, the flow of Energy (CHI) is one important aspect of Feng Shui.
The flow of Chi in an area is determined by geomagnetism, astronomy, space and weather. Common examples such as placing an object outside your door, having a dirty kitchen sink or even the colors of the objects around you can affect the Feng Shui.
Often people associate Feng Shui Only with good fortune and to get rich quickly. They believe that a place with good Feng Shui will make a business prosperous and yield great returns. In reality Feng Shui is a lot more, it’s not just working towards becoming rich, but to make the person think better and work better and create harmony.
In our life, a lot of things can be affected by the colors around us. They act as an invisible force, inducing things into happen. For example, if your study room is painted white or light blue, it will slow down the thinking of your mind, causing you to lose concentration. You could place a few red objects around that room as red color provides positive energy that can help you to keep your focus.
Each color has a specific impact and gives the relative result. The Three important colors in Feng Shui which have great significance are Red, Yellow and Green.
Red is the most popular choice among other auspicious Feng Shui colors. Red is believed to be a lucky color, especially for the Chinese and many homes decorate their house in red which is said to bring good luck and fortune. Some of the homes decorate their doors with tiny little red accessories, to activate the good luck. On special occasions the Chinese wear red especially during the Chinese New Year and wedding Dinners as Red also implies blessing the newly wed.
Red is also a strong Yang color which is intense positive energy and provides a form of motivation. It is also said that it generates positive energy and helps the workers to stay focused and also make the business prosperous so it is one of the preferred colors at place of work too.
In Feng Shui, yellow is deemed to be an imperial color. Yellow is also a Yang color, so if you think that red is too striking you can chose to use yellow instead. Yellow symbolizes cheerfulness, warmth and friendliness, thereby improving the cohesion between workers.
The Color Green represents peace and growth. So activating the energy by having green objects in your office will bring about harmony in the office as well as better business. You could also place live plants as it also helps to ventilate air and provides a sense of coolness.
Adapting the powerful Feng Shui colors will help to improve the quality of your life, as well as bringing luck for your career.
S.BS. Surendran is an accredited master feng shui consultant, traditional vaastu practitioner and bio-energetician based in Bangalore, India. He can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org