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by UK practitioner Master Thomas Coxon (Fellow BCS, MPhil, BSc, FSSA)
Authentic Feng Shui
Feng Shui influences us all of the time, but the feng shui of a bedroom is particularly important. Not only do we spend around 50-
DIY is a great way to begin to experience how feng shui can help you, but sometimes you need that extra bit of help which a professional feng shui practitioner can give.
Here are some tips to help your establish auspicious feng shui in your bedrooms, but if that doesn’t help enough, do consider seeking professional advice.
Those are the basic feng shui things to get right in a bedroom, but there are other aspects of the feng shui which can be every bit as important.
In every room there are differences to the qualities of the energy depending where you are in the room. There are basically two categories of these.
Generally you will find it better to sleep with your head in an area of the bedroom which has beneficial feng shui influences, but finding them is a job for a professional feng shui practitioner, and sometimes it will not be possible to sleep in a beneficial area and face a good direction (see below) as well. Knowing which one is better in a particular situation requires experience.
Each person reacts a little differently when they receive energy from a particular direction. Some directions are beneficial for them, others are not. There are four methods of determining what kinds of influence a particular direction has.
All of them yield useful information but what is a beneficial direction on one calculation may not be on another. Strange as it sounds that can actually be quite useful, because it means that if you inadvertently face a bad direction, there are usually some good feng shui influences there as well, so the overall effect on you is not that bad. On the rare occasions when good feng shui influences coincide and reinforce good and bad feng shui influences coincide and reinforce bad, you need always to face good directions.
There is quite a bit of myth around as to whether it's where your feet point or where your head points that matters. All I can say is that every Chinese feng shui Master who I have personally asked about this have unanimously said that it's where your feet point that matters, and this accords with my own experience.
If you want to try it for yourself you can use our FREE Online Personal Directions Calculator, which works out the 8 feng shui directions for you.
Generally, soft colours will give a more relaxed feel to the feng shui of a bedroom rather than bright garish colours. But then comes the choice of the actual colours.
Colours interact with the feng shui influences in that part of the building and with the feng shui influences in the individual persons horoscope. Colours can boost energy, or calm it, strengthen problematic influences or harmonise and balance them – it all depends on the particular colour and the feng shui and horoscope influences at that part of the bedroom and in that part of the house.
Finding the best combination of colours is a job for a professional feng shui practitioner, but if you want to at least avoid decorating in colours which throw the feng shui influences further out of balance in your bedroom, you can use the colours here.
Where we sleep is very important to our well being.
So at the very least avoid sleeping with your feet pointing out of the entry door and/or your head under a window, plus as many of the other things on this page as you sensibly can.
The information on this page will get you started, but if you’d like some further ideas you might want to take a look at these books
We’ve tried to cover some of the basics to help you get started in this section of our web site, but please feel free to contact us if there is something else which you would like to know.