The Art and Science of Feng Shui

Feng Shui (pronounced “fung schway”) is an ancient Chinese art that has been practiced for more than 4,000 years.

It has become increasingly popular in recent years, as the stress in many people’s lives have them searching for ways to lower anxiety and bring a sense of peace into their lives.

Feng ShuiFeng Shui Has Evolved Into A Modern Day Science

Now, Feng Shui is being hailed as the environmental science of the 21st century. Many people believe it is important and very helpful in living a prosperous and healthy life, either avoiding or blocking negative energies that might otherwise have bad effects. Today, it is so important to some people that they use it for healing purposes, separate from western medical practice, in addition to using it to guide their businesses and create a peaceful atmosphere in their homes. So, what is it? How has it evolved from an ancient art to a modern-day science? And is it for you?

Feng Shui Is Based on the Taoist Vision and Understanding of Nature

Feng Shui is rooted in the concept of a physical and spiritual connection linking heaven, earth and humanity, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy. Many philosophies, religions and even modern physics subscribe to this notion. Feng Shui is most distinctive, perhaps, in it’s focus on the environment and arrangement of objects in your home and work spaces. It’s goal is to promote a sense of harmony and balance in a particular room, or an entire home or even an office. The practice shows us how our spaces can be designed and arranged in order to provide us balance and harmony. Architects, interior and landscape designers and realtors have begun to study and understand the principles of Feng Shui — and they are employing this remarkable art/science with great success.