Feng Shui: The philosophy of the Ancient Oriental world is an inspiration to some people and mere superstition to others.
Feng Shui: There is a lot of interest in the practice of Feng Shui, both in the East and in the West. The guidelines influence each aspect of life for individuals who believe in it.
In the last years, the New Age movement has been influenced by elements such as wind chimes and crystals. The energy flow or lack of it is the core of the philosophy. The flow is dictated by how objects are placed in relation to each others and has a negative or positive force on the environment. Relationships, finance and health are affected by the quality of the energy. Many people arrange the contents of their homes, following the rules and recommendations of FengShui. (Some call it Fen Shui or FenShui but its an error) Different places in the residence have different needs and cannot be treated in the same way. The bedroom should have just one door and the bed must not be placed in between the door and the window as this could result in troubled sleep. The bed should be constructed from wood and inhabitants should sleep at least 45cm above the floor and be facing the door. Mirrors and pictures of wild animals or water should be avoided. The windows should be draped by thick curtains and the walls should be painted in red, blue or green shades. The stove and sink should not be adjacent in the kitchen as the proximity of fire and water can be conflictual. Cookers should be placed in the south corner, the room must have a large doorway and microwaves are not suggested. Feng Shui is also applied to dining rooms and living rooms. There must be at least one wall without a window and the walls should be painted in bright colors. Mirrors to reflect food on the table, the hanging of family pictures and television sets or hi-fi systems that stand at the west wall are among the elements that bring luck.