What is Feng Shui?
At its core, Feng Shui is a philosophy that originated from Asia to maximize your well-being through certain guidelines. Although there are many skeptics about the effects of this ideology, we think it’s a wonderful idea to share.
Feng Shui encompasses the belief of the harmonious interaction between “yin” energy and “yang” energy.
Yin is associated with feminine energy such as black, mysteries of the dark, soft, slow, and relaxation. Yang energy is a contrast, associated with masculine energy such as white, fire, aggression, fast, and hard surfaces such as rocks.
The bedroom should have more “Yin” in order to ensure a more relaxing energy in the bedroom. “Yang” should more be for the office.
What does it look like to have Feng Shui for the bedroom.
The art presented in your room should be pleasant and appealing since they will be the last things encountered before sleep and the first thing you see when you wake up. Theoretically, these can subconsciously affect your dream and mood in the morning.
The bedroom should be predominantly be more towards “yin” to encourage relaxation, but it’s still important to provide more “yang.” Red candles, or light accent colors should balance the deep colors.
Paintings with subjects like water (ponds, lakes, and oceans) are advised to be avoided outside the bedroom, as an old Chinese superstition says doing so can bring financial disaster.
Religious icons or photos of family and friends should be avoided in the bedroom, as it can be used for lovemaking, which is considered disrespectful in Feng Shui. And awkward.
It is also a part of the Feng Shui to avoid images of solitary figures as they will cause a sense of loneliness in your subconscious. On the other hand, images of a crowd (three or more people) may encourage desire to be involved with multiple people.
Abstract paintings, although may promote and inspire deep pondering, are also believed to be too strenuous and thought provoking which may hinder the ability to unwindand have peaceful sleep.
There are some subjects that may be all around pleasant to incorporate:
Bamboo is recomended for strength, energy, and growth.
Flowers inspire feelings of content and joyfulness.
Skies attract blessings from the heavens into your life.
Any of these will be positive and uplifting to see every morning and every night.