Garden Dream: “Feng Shui Way”

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Feng Shui, according to research, is ancient art and science of arranging elements in your internal and external environments with the objective of enhancing health, wealth, and happiness for you, your family and business.
It rests on insight into, the principles of Yin Yang, the Five Elements, the Eight Trigrams, the East/West compass theory, and your own immediate environment.
This “own immediate environment” is primarily, your home. Feng shui applied in homes affect positively an individual’s condition that regard to health, wealth and happiness.
The basic principles of feng shui applied in homes include an in-depth understanding and application of the theories of Yin Yang, along with the balancing of the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) and taking into consideration the magnetic fields that permeate the natural environment and impact the latter in diverse ways.
According to research, there is a vibrant energy endowing all life on earth, called Qi.
“Qi is the life energy, the invisible but powerful magnetic current that flows through all things in nature. It is the cosmic breath, the life force in the living and inanimate objects as well.”
“The Wind and Water are the building blocks of Classical Feng Shui because the ancient Chinese believed that wind disperses Qi and water holds Qi. Wind and water are therefore the inescapable transports for all Qi. When you think about all Earth as blanketed by both air and water, then you realize how all-pervasive Qi is.”
Applying this to your immediate environment, one of the most favorite parts of a home is the garden. This too, should be analyzed, by a Feng Shui expert.

Below are some more tips for you to understand the feng shui landscape design and how you can actually apply this in your feng shui garden are written below:
Water bodies
Build garden ponds or a water fountain or waterfalls to create a balance.
Types of plants
Avoid thorny or spiky plants. Try and maintain a multicolored flower bed throughout the year.
Herbs
If for herbs, A lot of focus is placed on the use of herbs with medicinal properties.

In totality, Feng shui is “neither complicated or unfathomable.” This is so with the exception of the concept of qi.
According to research, there are scientific explanations and proofs that exist regarding Feng Shui. For instance, “the study of the facing and the sitting directions, the environmental settings, the five elements (metal, wood, water, earth), lighting, temperature and humidity etc., are all considered essential aspects of architectural design.”
These tips are just some of the most common advice given during a feng shui garden consultation. It would always be best to consult a feng shui home expert since he knows more about the feng shui and other related doctrines that may have to be taken into consideration when analyzing your own garden. Every garden is unique, and so does every home occupants.

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