Restoring Flow through Feng Shui

Restoring Flow through Feng Shui

By S.BS. Surendran

In Feng Shui there are two primary natural forms which must be respected and utilized, water and mountains. In the analogy of the Tao water the yang active principle and mountains carry the passive or yin principle.

The Chinese based the art and science of orienting and sitting buildings upon the workings of mysterious earth forces which were known as Fengshui, literally meaning wind and water. The earth is criss crossed with energy lines that are affected by virtually all geographical and topographical phenomena. This means that we are affected by our environment, and we in turn modify our environment by what we do within it.

It was common to recommend place of dwellings or cultivation on the South side of mountains so that the mountain’s strength would deflect the northern winds, sparing crops the worst of early frosts and winter storms. Houses thus oriented were benefited from the gentle and warming Chi of the Southern Sun. It was also a strict advise by the geomancers that much reverence need to be paid to the “veins of the dragon”, which represented the strength of the mountain. These veins should not be severed such as cutting through a hill to make a road, which would manifest into bad luck and misfortune for the people living near the foot of the hill.

The energy in our bodies, the energy of our minds and the energy of our surroundings have a deep and profound impact on our lives. Accumulating clutter and waste, ignoring your bed orientation and directions, unknowingly introducing artifacts, plants and décor which are negative Feng Shui, disturbing the energy of the premises by repairing and renovating the afflicted sector and keeping the wrong doors and windows opened are some common mistakes committed by many post Feng Shui and Vaastu corrections.

Living and working in places that reflect imbalance intensifies many of the challenges and stresses of everyday life. Energy imbalances and blockages in the home or office can contribute to lack of success in many areas of your life, such as abundance in health, relationships, finances, career, motivation, focus, etc. In contrast, a structure located in harmony with nature and arranged for comfort, security, and vitality will become a source of well-being and prosperity for its occupants.
• Plants can be used to good advantage in home decoration.
• It is best to avoid sharp cornered objects and excessive overhead lights when trying to incorporate Feng Shui in interior decorating.
• Strong drafts are also not considered to have a positive influence
• Energy comes through windows and doors, so they should always be kept clean
• Place Couches and chairs such that they face the door, or at least give people sitting on them a clear view of the door.
• Keep the toilet lid shut when the toilet is not in use.

Feng Shui is the practice of placement and arrangement, and needs to be very accurate it is no surprise that Feng Shui does show some positive traits and brings about a change in our lives when adapted and implemented accurately.

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

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