Having a vibrant and fresh quality of energy flowing in your body is a must for good health. A lot of factors go into maintaining a good flow of energy in the human body—from the air you breathe and the food you eat, to the overall quality of your thoughts.
While these quality factors are quite well-known in terms of overall energy, the affect of good feng shui in one's home is often overlooked.
How Your Surroundings Affect Energy
We all go through periods of stress in our lives. If you find yourself in a particularly difficult time, focusing on your home feng shui to help boost your energy is time and effort well spent. Actually, it's more than just a good idea, it's a necessity once you understand the role your immediate environment plays in your health.
In ancient times in China the doctor will ask the patients about their living and especially sleeping arrangements. If you spend more than 8 hours a day in a space that is not healthy, it make sense that this negativity will influence your well-being.
Boost Your Energy Levels With Feng Shui
You might not have the energy right now to start clearing your clutter or to do major rearrangement of furniture, but you can start with taking smaller actions that add up over time. To keep it simple, these tips are all focused on one room—your kitchen!
Help the energy in your body get fresh and vibrant again by using the five elements theory along with the following five feng shui tips:
- Thoroughly cleanse your kitchen and let go of any unhealthy foods. Having fresh energy in your kitchen is like creating a fresh new start for the energy in your body; do not overlook this powerful space.
- Bring in fresh herbs like basil, rosemary or mint (representing the Wood feng shui element), ideally in clay pots (representing the Earth feng shui element) and find a beautiful place for them in your kitchen.
- Always have fresh water available in your kitchen. A good idea is to place a row of spring water bottles (representing the Water feng shui element) that you use and replenish as necessary. Our bodies are over 80% water and on a deep, unconscious level the sight of clean fresh water always rejuvenates our personal energy.
- Display 9 oranges in a metal bowl and you've mastered a popular classical feng shui cure for good luck and vibrant, fresh energy. The oranges represent the Fire feng shui element, and the round metal bowl represents the Metal feng shui element.
- Invite fresh air into your kitchen (aerate it often), as well as let a lot of natural light in. This sounds simple, but I have been in way too many kitchens with stuffed air and terrible quality of light. If you cannot have natural light in your kitchen, work with several layers of lighting to create a body-friendly light energy.
These simple tips will help create a better quality of energy in your kitchen; and in turn, will create better quality of energy within yourself. Once you have more time and more energy, you can go deeper with feng shui and create a good energy flow in new areas of your house. Your bedroom would be the perfect place to tackle next.