How to Use Feng Shui to Relieve Stress

Feng Shui is an art that has been practiced in the orient for thousands of years. Feng Shui is used to balance and harmonize your surroundings, while also bringing peace, health and good fortune to you and those around you.

Feng Shui means “wind and water” in Chinese. In the Chinese culture, wind and water are symbols of health and good fortune. It’s based on the belief that the world around us is filled with energy, or Chi.

The Chi of the world around you could actually make your kingdom flourish or fall. Boosting your Chi and living in harmony with the world’s energy around you alleviates stress and brings peace to you, your home, and the people in it.

Here are a few tips you can use right now to start relieving stress and experiencing a more well balanced life with Feng Shui:

  1. Decorate with nature. Decorate the surroundings inside your home with aspects of nature to bring yourself peace and relaxation. Feng Shui uses things like running water, fresh flowers, and plants to relieve stress and create a soothing environment. Only use fresh flowers and keep them healthy. Wilted flowers and plants represent tension.
  2. Adjust your lighting. An important part of Feng Shui is the way your room is lit. For an optimum feeling of peace and comfort, as well as a romantic mood, all rooms in your home should be very well lit.
  3. Use colors to create different moods. In Feng Shui, colors represent different emotions. Use the power of color to create a flow of positive emotions within yourself. Choose the colors of your room carefully according to the principles of Feng Shui to create the mood of your choice in your home.

4. Use scents to relax. Aromatherapy is often practiced alongside Feng Shui and complements it nicely. Through the use of aromatherapy, you can easily enhance your mood or pull yourself out of a bad one.

5. Arrange your furniture and fixtures to support your success. The arrangement of your furniture and the things around you is a large part of Feng Shui. Even the things you have hanging on your walls can make a big difference in your productivity, relaxation, and feelings of security.

6. Organize your space. Clutter causes confusion. An organized living or working space promotes calmness and peace within you. An important part of Feng Shui is the order that comes from having everything in its place. You experience peace when everything is where it’s supposed to be and you can find what you need without feeling rushed.

Feng Shui is a beautiful art that can relieve your stress and bring an overall feeling of balance into your life. Begin using these strategies today to experience more positive energy in your life and greater levels of productivity.

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