Worst Feng Shui Bed Placements

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    Understand the Feng Shui of Bedrooms

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    Bedrooms are extremely important in feng shui. There can be no good feng shui in the house if your bedroom has weak, unstable or negative energy. A bad feng shui bedroom will also weaken your personal energy, as well as have a challenging effect on the quality of your relationships.

    Your bed is the most important feng shui piece of furniture in your life. You spend (ideally) 6 to 8 hours there every day, so your bed has an intimate connection to your personal energy. Every element of your bed...MORE —the mattress, the frame and the sheets— either supports or weakens your energy.

    The feng shui of your bed and your bedroom in relation to your health, your well-being and the quality of your relationships cannot be overstated.

    Creating a good feng shui bedroom starts with finding the best placement for your bed, as well as knowing what placements to avoid. Here are the worst feng shui bed placements. If you can't avoid them, follow the tips to try to reduce their negative effects. 

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    A Bed Under the Window Lacks Support

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    At nighttime, your body needs strong support, as well as protection, in order to do its best with the work of regenerating itself. This is the reason a good solid headboard is highly recommended in feng shui. In addition to a good headboard, you always want to have a solid wall behind your bed. When you sleep under the window, your personal energy tends to get weaker in time, as it has neither proper support nor protection.

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    A Bed Under A Sloped Ceiling Causes Pressure

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    When you spend time under a sloped ceiling, your energy is under constant pressure. Since nighttime is when your body regenerates itself, sleeping under a sloped ceiling restricts this work, which may, in turn, affect your health. Sleeping in a bed under a sloped ceiling can also contribute to emotional instability and low energy.  

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    A Bed Under A Beam Creates Heavy Energy

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    The only thing you want above your bed when you sleep is a soft canopy. Anything heavier than a piece of fabric above your bed will create oppressively heavy energy which will, sooner or later, manifest in your daily life. 

    If you have a heavy beam above your bed, the best solution is to move the bed away from it. If you can't move the bed, put a canopy between you and the beam to protect yourself from the beam's heavy energy. 

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    A Bed Too Close to the Door Lets Energy Escape


    Traditional Chinese feng shui school masters say that a bed aligned with the door resembles a coffin that is always taken away feet first. When your feet are in line with the door, feng shui principles suggest you're losing energy at night, since the energy is not properly contained.

    In feng shui, doors serve as energy connectors between different areas, thus they always have a sort of pulling energy (in order to connect, you have to kind of pull the two energies together, right?) If your bed...MORE is in line with the door, your energy will be constantly pulled at night.

    Even a bed too close to the bedroom door is considered bad feng shui. In order to create good feng shui energy in your bedroom, you need to have the most nourishing, relaxing and sensual energy around your bed. 

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    A Bed Facing A Big Mirror Depletes Energy

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    A mirror facing the bed directly depletes your personal energy when you need it the most: at nighttime when your body is doing most of its repair work. A mirror facing your bed is also said to bring the energy of a third party into your intimate relationship. 

    Big mirrors are not recommended in the bedroom since they bring the energy of the feng shui element of water. A strong feng shui water element in the bedroom can attract or create the energy of sorrow.

    This doesn't mean you should avoid...MORE mirrors in the bedroom altogether; as long as it is not reflecting the bed and isn't so large that it overwhelms the rest of the room, it should be OK.