Friday, 3 April 2009

Feng Shui

Today Shoppa-dabba-do enters the mystical eastern realm of Feng Shui. Feng Shui originated in China and is an aesthetic system that uses supposed laws of heaven and astronomy to improve one’s life by manipulating the flow of chi. The literal longhand translation of Feng Shui is “chi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water”. Feng Shui is all about attempting to harmonise and direct the flow of life forces within rooms and houses. Traditional Feng Shui requires a lou pan, a Chinese compass, which is used in conjunction with auspices to determine the best locations and directions for your furniture.

There are some excellent guides out there for buying sofas and for choosing the right type of beds. Once you have looked at beds or bought your sofa its time to get it home and start to Feng Shui it up. There are several key principles that you must look into when using Feng Shui, this depends upon the size, age, colour, location and interaction of your furniture within its surrounding environment.

There are multiple techniques used within Feng Shui many involve the five elements of water, wood, fire, earth/soil, metal, the four compass directions and the use of ying-yang style polarity.

Here’s a video I found giving you a brief starter into the world of Feng Shui.

1 comment:

  1. Feng Shoey - I used to sapen ages playing that. Do you still have to roll a 6 to begine?

    Here's a video to help you perfect a proper roll