It’s so important to get a good night’s sleep. Your bedroom’s environment can make a huge difference in helping you drift off. This is where Feng Shui comes into play. The Ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui is a practice of arranging living spaces to create balance with the natural world. The goal is to harness energy forces and establish harmony between an individual and their environment. How can you apply Feng Shui in your bedroom?
4 Tips for a Feng Shui Design in Your Bedroom
1. Position the bed properly.
Let’s start with your bed. There are different levels of Feng Shui techniques, but there are some simple steps you can take straight away. Position your bed centrally. You should try to make sure you sleep seeing the door, but your bed is not in line with it. This is called the commanding position and can help you receive positive energy. There should be lots of space around your bed, with a bedside table on each side. Use natural bedding with eco-friendly materials, as well as having comfortable ladies nightwear.
2. Use soothing colors.
When it comes to picking paint palettes for your bedroom, you should take into consideration the color wheel. It demonstrates the Feng Shui relationship between color and mood. For bedrooms, it’s recommended that you go with soothing ‘skin colors,’ which range from pale white to chocolate brown. This color chart is inspired by the life areas of Pakua. There are nine sections, each with its own color, life area, element and direction.
3. Limit electronic devices.
Even though Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice, the philosophy can easily be translated into our modern habits. This means switching off your phone before bed and not having gadgets in the bedroom.
“Feng Shui helps create a space with healing and nurturing energy in one’s bedroom, a space that promotes sleep and relaxation, as well as sexual and emotional healing. When a bedroom has good Feng Shui, the nervous system can relax and we enter into a place of love and safety, which are very important for a good night’s sleep.”Rodika Tchi, a Feng Shui consultant based in Vancouver
4. Clear away clutter.
One of the most important elements of Feng Shui is the Chi energy. Energy should be able to circulate around a space freely. So if you have clutter under your bed or a overly-messy bedroom, this impacts the quality of your sleep.
“If you sleep over clutter, your energy will get polluted, stale, and stuck.” With this in mind, make sure the space under your bed is clear.Rodika Tchi, a Feng Shui consultant based in Vancouver
Even making small changes in your bedroom can make a big difference in helping you get a good night’s sleep. Have you tried Feng Shui in your home before?
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