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Key Feng Shui Dos and Taboos for Healthier Living

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

The 氣 Qi we know already is the life-giving energy, especially from the point of view of Feng shui. Therefore, the Qi must flow freely with as little or no obstruction as possible to live healthier. The following tips should help.



Avoid clutter. If clutter obstructs the movement of the occupants in the house, it does similar things to the Qi. So even for the argument that one does not bank too much on the chi the way Feng shui believers do, clutter poses dangers that could go seriously wrong.


The entrances to the home, like main doorways, screens, and gates, must be free and clear. Clean the screens regularly and free the entranceways from shoes, slippers and dirt. The Qi rides with the wind. This then goes inside the house. If that energy that gets into the house is not clean, that will again pose a danger to its occupants.



The Qi rests in the water. So it is reasonable to advise having an open fixture in the house that holds it, like fish tanks and water fountains. If the Qi that gets into the house does not find water from which it can stay, it will only continue riding and be dispersed by the wind. When positioned in a favourable location, water fountains could attract good energy and be a vehicle that could provide you with the things you want out of life. Aquariums also do the same, though when placed in an unfavourable direction, it could work the opposite resulting in problems and discord. When you want a fish tank in your house but cannot consult a Feng shui expert, try the age-old practice of observation. If you find that the luck you are getting is not too favourable, adjust and reposition the fish tank or the water fountain every four months or so until you get the desired results. However, I do not advise you to do this way.


Children should not be allowed to sleep on mattresses on the floor if possible. Sleeping on beds with spaces beneath where the air could freely circulate and opening those windows will always be healthier. Do not worry too much about the dust coming whenever you can endure it. Stale air inside the bedroom also produces a stagnant Qi that translates into stagnant energy. It will be far more than your time's worth to sweep the room of dust than to keep stagnant energy locked inside your bedroom.



Never have double beds. In most cases, the child sleeping on the lower deck is sicklier than the one sleeping on top. This is so because the child sleeping above will always have a better and fresher amount of fresh air while the one gets the stale ones. If a child falls ill, try transferring the child to another bedroom.


Television inside the bedroom should be avoided. If it can't, cover the tv with materials that are made of plastic, not cloth. Never face water and fire-related fixtures opposite each other for typical cases. For example, a sink should never be placed opposite a stove. They are ruled by opposing elements, believed to contribute to the discord that the household members could suffer. But they are exceptional cases depending on the direction of the stove.



By now, you would have noticed that most Feng shui practices are purely common sense. That is what Feng shui is. Common sense. Although being involved in it will bring you to a deeper understanding of why things happen the way they do. Often, things and ideas you already know only need to be verbalized to recognize better. Though many Feng shui principles run very deep, that would take some years of studying with experts without consulting them.


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JASON CHAN

At my practice, I use Ba Zi and Feng Shui to provide my clients with a comprehensive assessment of their lives. I take into account the unique energies of a person’s home and surroundings, as well as the energies of the environment and the person’s own destiny. With these insights, I am able to offer my clients assistance to help them reach their goals, and improve their lives.

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