How To Place Your Bed for Good Feng Shui

Best Direction to Sleep Feng Shui

Symbols / February 3, 2021

Feng Shui is a complex, 3, 000-year-old Chinese philosophy based on the art of placement, harmony, balance, and the fundamental principle that cosmic energy (chi) unites all universal matter. In Feng Shui's energy system, nothing happens without direct consequence to something else; free-flowing chi that circulates smoothly has positive influence on everything in its path. Stagnant chi or chi that moves too rapidly has a negative effect on your well-being. Harnessing good chi and directing its flow is in large part Feng Shui's goal.

And like the Western approach to yoga - another complex, centuries-old system - people often take from Feng Shui what works best for their lives. You might find some things in Feng Shui superstitious and others good intuitive sense: simply use what feels right for you. And like many other ancient belief systems, purist vs. popular ideas abound about what exactly constitutes Feng Shui practice today . Most experts, however, agree on many things for the bedroom, an important Feng Shui space.

In this system your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, because this is where you sleep and renew your body. It's the one space you inhabit that's completely yours; the outside world is kept at bay. When you walk into your bedroom you should feel like a warm pair of arms has encircled you: It should be tranquil, peaceful and inspire proper rest, privacy, and your true personality.

The bedroom is critical "because this is where we spend one-third of our lives, " says Anita Rosenberg, a certified Feng Shui expert and consultant in Los Angeles. "Sleeping and resting impact our health and vitality, which is why we want excellent Chi in our bedrooms." And, she says, "bedrooms have only two purposes: to recharge your battery through sleep and rejuvenate your spirit through romance."