How to Use Feng Shui in your Life

Your ultimate guide to learning Feng Shui and how you can incorporate it in your life to attract more clarity, focus, productivity and promote overall health and wellness.

Basic Feng Shui Principles

Feng shui, the art and science of organizing your space, has been practiced for thousands of years already. It originated in China and the term “feng shui” actually means “wind water”. These natural elements are believed to promote balance, harmony, and positive energy flow for enhanced well-being and fortune.

If you want to improve the flow of “chi” or energy in your environment, arranging furniture, décor, and other elements in a certain way will create an impact, according to Feng shui practitioners.

Aside from the placement of furniture, using the right colors, materials, and the incorporation of plants and natural elements are also put into consideration.

Here are some really common and simple yet important feng shui principles you can do:

feng shui basics for beginners

Amazing Benefits of Feng Shui

Many people have already reported positive effects of Feng Shui on their lives. Some used it to address health-related issues like chronic fatigue or difficulty sleeping. Others take advantage of its significant influence in promoting a harmonious and productive work environment, improving their financial situation, and enhancing their personal relationships.

Feng shui has also been seen to help with emotional or spiritual challenges such as stress, depression or anxiety. Create your workspace or home in harmony with natural elements and energy flow and you’ll feel more centered, calm, and focused.

Feng Shui Guide for Beginners

It is important to note that feng shui is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on your unique needs, wants, or goals, what has worked for someone might not work exactly the same for you.

Customize the practice to suit you with these steps to help you get started:

STEP 1: What specifically do you want to achieve through feng shui?

Understanding what challenges or issues you want to address and identifying where you want to get to will help create a feng shui practice that would work for you.

feng shui goals

STEP 2: How does your space look and feel like at the moment?

Look around you and assess how energy flows in your space at the moment. Identify areas that feel off or might need some improvement.

Position your bed, desk, and stove facing the entry door or the “mouth of chi” but not be directly in line with it. Speaking of entry, make sure that your entryway is clutter-free because it serves as the first impression.

Here’s one more tip if you want to activate your front door to manifest your wishes in life:

peace lily

STEP 3: How can you incorporate natural elements?

Feng shui emphasizes the importance of adding natural elements like plants, water, crystals, and wood, into your space. Depending on your goal and specific preferences, consider adding one or two of these to balance the flow of energy.

Here are some plant recommendations:

STEP 4: How to use colors strategically?

Colors can have a significant impact on energy flow in a space. Feel free to choose colors that align with your goals and preferences.

Use the guide below:

Fire element for passion or recognition

the red color of fire energy

Example: what’s a better example than red flowers!

Earth element for self-care and stability

earthy tones of yellow, orange, and brown

Example: dark-brown wood headboard for stable relationship

Metal element for clarity and precision

metal elements like grays, whites, off-whites, and metallic tones

Example: a silver desk lamp can promote mental clarity and sharpness

Water element for wisdom

accents of black

Example: use black furniture or decor items to add some element of water for stillness and calm

Wood element to bring life energy into a space

shades of green and brown

Example: add green or brown accents to your walls with paint or wallpaper to promote growth, vitality, and renewal

STEP 5: Trust your intuition

The last thing you’d want to do after doing all of the above steps is doubt if it’s going to be effective for you. The efficacy really depends on your ability to sense and welcome the flow of energy in your space. Trust your instincts and feel free to experiment with different feng shui practices until you can fully identify what works best for you.

Is Feng Shui Recommended for Overall Health and Wellness?

There’s a lot of ways to maximize the benefits of feng shui and improve your overall health and wellness. What I shared above are just really simple steps you can do so you can start your journey without the feeling of overwhelm.

One more thing that I’d want to emphasize is practicing and prioritizing self-care. This includes doing yoga for meditation, regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and living a less-stress life.

Remember, feng shui is just one of the tools to achieve your health goals. Do it along with other holistic practices for best results.