If you want to get a feel for Feng Shui, it might help to know that in Chinese, ‘feng’ means ‘wind’ and ‘shui’ means ‘water’. Just hearing these two words instantly starts to conjure the sorts of ideas - of natural flow, energy, balance and harmony - that this ancient holistic philosophy is centred around.
With roots in Taoism and Buddhism, Feng Shui ultimately aims to harmonise people with their surroundings. Considering a building’s relationship with its setting, as well as its lighting, ventilation, furniture placement and the ease with which its inhabitants are able to move about inside, are all essential to the modern application of the environmental science of Feng Shui.
Whilst Feng Shui may seem slightly obscure to some sceptical western minds, in China, it’s anything but - with architecture and urban planning still heavily influenced by its principles.
As Mak, M.Y. approaches it in his 2015 book, Feng Shui for the Built Environment:
“The ancient Chinese knowledge of Feng Shui that aims to create harmony between heaven, earth and human, has created well-known historical architecture and built environment in China for thousands of years. Although not all phenomena can be explained by known theories in science yet, many genuine Feng Shui theories and applications are now proved using a scientific approach.”
When a space is perfectly balanced through Feng Shui, it means it is primed for optimal living; encouraging good energy, good luck and good health – and who wouldn’t want more of that in their lives?
Contemporary Feng Shui is all about blending ancient wisdom with modern ideas of wellbeing and environmental equilibrium – giving us the tools to find inner-calm, boost our health, alleviate stress and bring joy into our lives.
If you want to learn how to rebalance and optimise your personal spaces – whether for work or play – and find an inner sense of purpose and harmony, our Feng Shui consultancy could be just what you’ve been searching for.
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