How Your Environment Can Free You From Stress

Feng Shui

It’s often said that your setting can change your mood. After all, as humans, we are incredibly led by comfort, aesthetics and feeling at home. If you do not feel settled in the place you spend most of your time, be that at home or the office, then that impacts everything from your mental health to your motivation to exercise, relax, or even concentrate on work. 

Surrounding yourself with things that make you happy can work wonders. It might sound simple, but having that comfort and spiritual cleanliness can change your frame of mind and give you peace of mind that can lead to so much more. 

After all, who feels creative in a jumbled, chaotic headspace? Whether you are a tidy person or not, making your own space as comfortable as possible is always best. 

Here at Alchemy Vibes, we provide our customers with the spiritual means to feel relaxed, less stressed and free, and as someone who has benefited from this, I can tell you that it works. I subscribe to the tenets of feng shui, the Chinese philosophy that teaches that by arranging the pieces in living spaces, you can create balance with the natural world. The goal is to harness energy forces and establish harmony between an individual and their environment.

Feng shui reflects nature and welcomes that natural order and peace into your home if you follow the guiding rules. The principals include knowing what a commanding position is, following a ‘bagua’ map and knowing the five ‘elements’.

The ‘bagua’ is an energy map that can be applied to your floor plan at home or in the office. The Chinese word "bagua" translates as “eight areas.” Each of the eight areas relates to a different element of life, such as wealth, family, or career. Each of these areas has corresponding shapes, colours, seasons, number, and earthly elements. At the center of the bagua—a ninth area—is you, representing your overall health and wellness.

The five elements—earth, metal, water, wood, and fire—come from the Taoist tradition. The elements are five interrelated phases in life that work together to create a complete system. Typically, the practice of feng shui works to balance these five facets in your home and each of your life areas or bagua.

To incorporate the elements in your life and your home, you have to define where you want to focus your energy. Much like the bagua, you choose the one to three areas of your life you want to improve. Then, you strengthen your energy and your home's energy by adding the suggested colours or shapes in that room.

There are many resources available to you to investigate what combinations of energy you need to work on to make feng shui work for you. However, if you want some guidance, then get in touch. We can always help point you in the right direction.

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