Space Harmony and Alignment

Space Harmony and Alignment

By S.BS. Surendran

Balance in Fengshui refers to the presence of hard and soft, dark and light, Yin and Yang. With regard to landscape Fengshui it suggest a harmony of various elements of nature like rocks, boulders, soil types, water and even the quality and type of vegetation.

Fengshui is first and foremost a tradition tied to the land. The relationship of the Fengshui Practitioner with the land is the expression of a bond, of understanding the flow of energy in the earth and co-operating with it. The art of restoring the energy imbalance is what Fengshui corrections is all about.

Symmetry plays a very interesting role in Feng Shui. There is no such thing as perfect symmetry. Even the wings of a butterfly will show variation from one wing to another, despite the fact that they are considered symmetrical.   There are many kinds of symmetry in the universe like spiral symmetry like the DNA or the spiral on the conch shell, Rotational symmetry like in a flower with petals placed around the centre, bilateral symmetry like the legs of a centipede. In other words nature expects things to be in balance hence the concept of symmetry is quite important.

In the science of Feng Shui the effect of the planets, magnetic fields, solar energy and manmade external aggressions are analyzed and the internal layout of the house or office is accordingly arranged to specifically suit and support the occupants. This also means that the occupants

Furniture placement is an important layer of Feng Shui; it is the tool to make the life force energy “Chi” to flow better.  One needs to consider the activity or the type of room before furniture is decided. The arrangements should be conducive to support flow of energy and create a positive ambience too. The energy of a home must never be allowed to stagnate. The positive energy represented by “yang” or color white is what is needed to bring in good fortune to a home. When the energy “Chi” stagnates it attracts dullness, stillness and negativity and the Chinese believe that reduces the good fortune. The speed and direction of flow fo Chi is equally important and this calls for proper planning of layout of rooms and placement f doors and windows such that the “Chi” meanders through the way.

Look into the structural details, entrances; floor levels window ratios, door ratios and the environment too. Quite often small changes in orientations of furniture create an environment of “clarity and certainty”. Furniture or decorations when “unaligned” or “Unordered”, results in giving rise to a feeling of “disorientation” or “spaced out” hence organizing the layout is quite critical to derive positive benefits through Feng Shui.

Furniture in bedroom plays a crucial role in establishing the quality of energy in the room which translates to overall harmony, good health and improved relationship. Sharp corners and edges pointing towards the bed, placing very tall cupboards and shelves in close proximity to the sleeping area are all bad Feng Shui as they over power the rooms and generate negative chi.

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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