Feng Shui simply means “wind” and “water” and together the words represent harmony and balance. This ancient art is based on the flow of energy or “chi” through the universe and its influence on our daily lives. The practice was first established over 6,000 years ago and is related to subjects of nature such as physics, philosophy, astronomy and astrology.
“Through the knowledge of Feng Shui, people are believed to be able to make themselves more compatible with nature, their surroundings and their own everyday life, so that they can make an impact on their finances, health, and emotions.” 2
This compatibility with nature is accomplished by the placement of furniture
and other objects in the home or office. According the Feng Shui, relationships,
wealth, success and health are relative to the arrangement of our belongings.
If the energy in our environment is hindered or not flowing correctly
it can cause disharmony. This disharmony can be reflected by the use of
mirrors and light-colored paints. Feng Shui aims to balance energy in
order to attain greater happiness, well-being and productivity.