Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art that involves the manipulation and arrangement of the surrounding environment to attract "Chi" or positive life energy. It is believed that people are affected by their environments, both positively or negatively. Feng Shui aims to unblock these obstacles or obstructions in order for Chi to smoothly flow.
Feng Shui which means "wind and water" originates back thousands of years ago when it was used originally to choose burial sites for locations of wealthy Chinese and Royal palaces. People have studied the signs that the earth left behind such as meandering streams or wind worn trees to avoid problems of flood or wind damage during construction of important buildings.
The classical Feng Shui has been used for over 4000 years and uses several principles:
The five basic elements of are the guiding principles used in Feng Shui to build a well-balanced home and life. These five basic elements are: fire, earth, metal, water, and wood.
Feng Shui Practitioners suggests that these elements have their own chi signatures and each has an effect on how they might make a person feel.
The shape, color, or material that represents the five elements are used to shift the energy in the home, places of work, or within our body. The strongest way of enhancing and activating a particular energy type is to bring the actual element in to a space.
Feng Shui is considered good when the Chi energy is flowing smoothly. However, it should be noted that Feng Shui is considered bad if the energy created is negative, known as SSha Chi", stagnant, unbalanced, or poorly flows. These conditions disallow the optimal flow of positive energy and may lead to undesirable situations.
Poison arrows are conditions that produce Sha chi. Some conditions can be altered by rearranging while others are permanent fixtures that require remedies to help balance the energy.