The founder and chairman of international flooring business Flowcrete attributes much of her company's success to the ancient art of feng shui
(see main article).
Today, Feng Shui
is enjoying a renaissance in the western hemisphere.
Today, feng shui
addresses how the environment affects our success, health, reputations, and relationships.
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.
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.