The health of our home environment is a vital component to the wellbeing of our lives. Home is the purest representation of who we are as our safe space to let go and relax into ourselves away from the chaos of the outside world. It’s where we cook nourishing foods, grow families, create memories, and allow ourselves to unwind after a long day’s work.
From the arrangement of furniture and objects, color of paint on the walls, to how much natural lighting a particular room receives, everything about our home environments affects us. All of the subtle energies and elements that compose a space can be strategically designed to promote vitality, nourishment, health and healing within the home and individual. Feng Shui takes into consideration the all of the aspects that create comfort in a space and combines them with natural elements to enhance the Chi (or life force) of an environment.
"The primary objective of Feng Shui is always to create home and work environments that are in alignment with the healing forces of nature, thus creating spaces that naturally support and nurture the individuals who occupy them. When these patterns of invisible energy are aligned, they produce environments that strengthen all the different circumstances an individual will encounter during his or her lifetime" (Feng Shui and Health).
We can consciously cultivate health and harmony within our homes and within ourselves by integrating some of the ancient Feng Shui principals to our modern homes and workspaces. Something as simple as arranging furniture and objects differently or introducing new colors, patterns and concepts can maximize the subtle energies to reflect a more positive and supportive environment.
Lifestyle & Wellness
Homes can be considered actual living entities, which is why the health of the home is vital to our state of wellbeing. The main entrance could be said to be the mouth, the hallways the veins, plumbing and electrical units the energy system, so on and so forth. We must nourish for, care and protect the home body just as we would with our physical body.
When the energy of our homes is out of alignment, we will feel it on a deeper, more complex level in ways that will reveal through issues in relationships, finances, career and the sorts of people and situations we attract into our lives. Most importantly, the health of an environment is a mirror to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states of health.
The overall energy flow of the home is a key determining factor in the overall health of an individual and will reflect in the emotional states of all individuals living in the space. By offering balance to the arrangements of objects, color and lighting, an inner state of balance can be achieved and improve external situations as a result. We can take charge of our health and outside circumstances by re-assessing the needs of the home.
Infusing Feng Shui principals with contemporary design elements can redirect the energies of homes and workspaces to create an enhanced overall lifestyle flow. By renovating and remodeling the structure of our inner lives, we give ourselves space to attract new opportunities, perspectives and rejuvenate our senses in the comfort of home.