feng shui


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rules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi)

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Today, feng shui addresses how the environment affects our success, health, reputations, and relationships.
Feng shui devotees believe the positioning of features, such as furniture and colours, improves the environment and harmony of living spaces.
Practitioners of feng shui believe that what you place in your environment and how you arrange and balance those items can nurture--or hinder--your sense of well-being.
But it wasn't until she studied massage therapy at Mueller College in San Diego that she stumbled into her life's passion: the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui.
By considering the car as an environment that can affect mood, we wondered whether the principles of feng shui could be applied to cars," Lewis said.
So says Paul Darby, TV feng shui doctor, who has appeared on Channel 4's Richard & Judy, Housebusters and Homes Under The Hammer and is taking part in a number of garden shows this year.
Darby says, no matter what garden you are creating, you can use ancient feng shui principles - from cottage style and Mediterranean, to courtyard and Japanese.
Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of attracting positive life energy, or chi, so that it flows smoothly, unblocking any obstructions in our bodies and environments.
95), a guide which blends feng shui home and office arrangements with insights on systems and personal aspects for maximum well-being.
PRACTITIONERS DON'T HAVE TO TAKE feng shui literally to benefit from incorporating some of its easy-to-implement ideas into an office, at home or elsewhere.
Bringing light into that side of the house was exactly what the principles of feng shui advised (see sidebar "A Feng Shui Primer," page 96).
Retailers in various industries find that feng shui is one way to achieve this comfort level and many design principles impact today's showrooms.
DISNEY officials consulted Chinese feng shui experts before building Hong Kong Disneyland, making changes such as tilting the site of the park several degrees and setting up 'no fire zones' in kitchens, a company spokeswoman has admitted.