What is Fengshui?

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Feng shui, or wind and water, is the art of placement. It is an ancient Chinese practice of positioning objects in your environment to achieve a desired outcome. The term literally means “wind-water” and one way to visualize it is think about how wind and water flow.

For example, if you want positive energy to flow into your home, having a small fountain can help you achieve that goal.

Why can’t I just use the same old décor?

It’s not just about what décor items are in your space – it’s also about how they are positioned. Feng Shui can be very different from typical interior design because the goal is not just to have nice things in your home but to create a harmonious balance between your surroundings and yourself.

Why should I hire a Feng Shui Practitioner?

As someone who has used Feng Shui in my own home, my experience is that it takes patience and consistency to create a lasting change.

The principles are simple, but creating the balance you desire will take time. Having someone who can help you stay on track and focused on the long term goal is invaluable.

What is Fengshui?

What happens during a Feng Shui consultation?

During the consultation, the practitioner will look at your home and take notes about what’s working well and what needs a little more attention. They may give you recommendations for improvements or just tell you that everything looks great!

Most people walk away with some specific action items they can start immediately because they have been given some direction to focus their efforts.

Perhaps there is an area in your home that needs more water elements or more wood furnishings. Sometimes it’s as simple as rearranging your furniture!

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How does Feng Shui work?

This ancient art is based on the principles of Water, Earth, Fire and Wood. When these elements are balanced together they create a harmonious environment that supports your health and happiness.

Without all four elements in balance, the energy can become imbalanced, leading to negative or unhealthy energy. A practitioner will help you figure out what areas need more attention in your environment and how to bring those energies into alignment.


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