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Feng shui – Reading and speaking

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1 Conversation:

  • Are you familiar with the term feng shui?
  • Where do you think this system comes from?
  • Do you know any other philosophical systems from this country?
  • What do you know about them?

2 Read the article about Feng shui and make notes to be able to summarize the main ideas:

Feng shui is an ancient and wise approach to the way our environment affects us. The way we feel and the way we act is affected in a great amount by the environment which surrounds us. Therefore, by learning how to properly organize what surrounds us, we can improve our lives, and that is what feng shui is about. Feng shui teaches us that the spaces where we live or work should be thoughtfully disposed in order to take the best advantage of them and make them be a help to us rather than an obstacle. Simple things such as the position in which we place our desk, can become determinative to the harmony we feel in that space, and affect factors such as the concentration we may have when working in that space.


Among the most important feng shui concepts is the one of bagua. Bagua is a term employed to denominate the map of feng shui which is the tool we can use to evaluate each living or working space. This map's shape is an octagon which is divided in nine different areas. Each area corresponds to nine main areas of life and allows us to identify the position of each one of those areas in the space we are evaluating.



Feng shui manages five main elements which we should always have in mind when harmonizing our environment: water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Each one of these five elements moves in a different way and makes the energy of the environment vary depending on it.

The term chi denominates the energy, which is always changing and moving and depends on the five elements. Feng shui studies the way chi moves and acts as an invisible force determining the kind of energy that objects and everything that surrounds us contain.

Color is one of the easiest ways to shift the energy in your space with feng shui.

Each color is an expression of one of the Five Feng Shui Elements.The elements are used in specific areas according to the feng shui energy map of your space, or Bagua.


How to feng shui your bedroom

A good feng shui bedroom is a bedroom that invites you, lures you in, excites and calms at the same time. A good feng shui bedroom is fun and pleasurable to be in, either you are there for a quick nap, a good night sleep or to make passionate love.

To create a good feng shui bedroom, you can use a variety of simple, practical feng shui tools, such as the basic feng shui tips below:

Let go off the TV, computer or exercise equipment in your bedroom. The good feng shui energy in your bedroom is destroyed when these items are present in your bedroom.

Open the windows often or use a good quality air-purifier to keep the air fresh and full of oxygen. Be mindful of the quality of air in your bedroom. You cannot have good feng shui in your bedroom if the air you breathe in is stale and full of pollutants. Please note that plants in the bedroom are not good feng shui, unless your bedroom is fairly large and the plants are located far from the bed.

Have several levels of lighting in your bedroom, or use a dimmer switch to adjust the energy accordingly.
Good, appropriate lighting is very important, as light is our # 1 nutrient and one of the strongest manifestation of energy. Candles are the best feng shui bedroom lighting, but be sure to buy candles with no toxins.

Use soothing colors to achieve a good feng shui balance in your bedroom. Feng shui bedroom decor is a balanced decor that promotes the best flow of energy for restorative sleep, as well as sexual healing. Best feng shui colors for the bedroom are considered the so-called "skin colors", and we know the colors of human skin vary from pale white to rich chocolate brown. Choose colors within this range that will work best for your bedroom decor.

Choose the images for your bedroom wisely, as images carry powerful feng shui energy. Best feng shui advice for the bedroom art is to choose images that you want to see happening in your life. Unless you enjoy being sad and lonely, do not use sad and lonely images in your bedroom.

Follow the basic feng shui guidelines for your bed, which are:

  • have your bed easily approachable from both sides,
  • have two bedside tables (one on each side), and,
  • avoid having the bed in a direct line with the door.

A "good looking" and well-balanced bed is very important in creating a perfect feng shui bedroom. Good mattress, solid headboard and high quality sheets from natural fibers are also very important in creating harmonious feng shui energy.

Keep all the bedroom doors closed at night. This will allow for the best and most nourishing flow of energy to strengthenyour health, as well as the health of your relationship. Keeping your bedroom closet clean and organized will further create a sense of peace and calm in your bedroom.


3 Discussion:
  • How do you like the system of feng shui? Does it appeal to you?
  • What do you know now about it?
  • What are the main principles of feng shui?
  • What factors are important when arranging a bedroom?
  • With the basic knowledge of feng shui – how would you characterize your home?
  • What would you have to change to live according to feng shui?
  • Will you do any changes in your room?
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