Feng Shui Basics

Applying feng shui basics in the home need not be that complicated. There are various ways in which this ancient Chinese practice can be used to make the home as well as everyday life flow with positive energy or what is more commonly called as chi. Here are some of the basic feng shui practices that you should learn about. You can use this feng shui knowledge to make your home as well as your life filled with positive chi and get that energy flowing.

Lighting, Air Quality and Feng Shui

In order to make your home flow with good positive energy, you may need to infuse some good quality air as well as lighting into it. It is a common feng shui belief that positive chi moves all around with the help of air as well as natural light. It is essential to make use of these two elements to  make sure that the home flows with good chi.

A good and easy way to allow the good energy into your home is to try and keep your windows open as often as possible to let clean and natural air into your home. You can also make use air purifying plants to help keep the air inside your home clean and pure. Using an air purifier at your home is also an acceptable feng shui practice.

Aside from providing clean air inside you r home, try also to allow in as much natural light into your home to allow good chi to fill your home. natural light is preferred than using artificial lighting such as flourescent lamps at home.

Unclutter Your Home

Clutter is a common obstacle to the good flow of chi. It can have an effect on health as well as the overall energy levels and quality of life especially in the home. Too much clutter can drain your energy as well as block out the good flow of energy into your home or life. In feng shui, getting rid of the clutter at home can also help get rid of the negativity that affects your life. By clearing clutter, you are trying to remove the obstacles and creating a harmonious environment in your home by letting good energy flow freely into your home.

Know Your Feng Shui Birth Element

In order to understand better how you can use feng shui to achieve a certain balance in your life and home, you might need to know your own birth element. There is a certain element that corresponds to your birth year. Knowing what element your are born with can help you decide on what is the best approach to achieve that certain balance in feng shui. You can use your feng shui birth element to introduce the different expressions of the element into your home through the use of colors and the balance of the other complementary elements in your life and home.

Know Your Kua Number

According to feng shui, each person has his or her own kua number that corresponds to one’s date of birth and gender. The kua number also tells of each person’s energy needs. In the school of feng shui called the Flying Stars, people may belong in either one of two energy groups- the East or the West. For the East Group, their kua numbers may either be 1, 3, 4 or 9.

For those on the West group, their kua numbers can either be 2,6,7 or 8. you can use your kua number to determine directions and orientation of structures such as your home or where you face when working in order to ensure good positive energy to flow through. These feng shui basics can help you start off in making your life and home flow with good chi.