The main aim of vaastu and feng shui is to establish harmony between ourselves, our homes and the surrounding natural world. A simple way to achieve this connection (specially if we live in an apartment with no outdoor space) is to bring nature indoor, incorporating plants, flowers and other natural elements like fruits and vegetables, into the design of our home.
Plants are growing things and so they subtly move the energy around your rooms. They also create a fresh chi within the area around them. Each different plant and type of flower has a different attribute. A jade plant is associated with wealth and good fortune and will help in energise finance.
As one of the best things to introduce into a house are green plants, which bring life into tight corners and are also excellent for deflecting negative Chi created by columns, beams and other angled corners.
Plants and flowers create positive energy in your home and workplace. But you can’t place them at any place and expect to get the best result. As plants generate energy, placing them in the correct Life Sector gets positive results. I suggest odd numbers of plants are more aesthetically pleasing and more favourable than an even number of plants.
- Healthy plants are a simple way to solve problem areas in your home.
- By placing plants along the corridor near doors and windows will slow the flowing Ch’i.
- Stairs leading to a front door also cause Chi to flow too fast. Fast-flowing chi can create a deficiency of Chi in the whole building, which may make it tougher for you to develop your wealth. A simple cure is to place plants between the foot of your stairs and the front door.
- Corners of the room generally Chi energy is stagnate, another example is the downward flowing chi energy is found in the room with heavy beams. To speed up the movement of Chi energy you can place a plant as a result the room will be more lively.
A large ever green plant should feature in every office — and more than one if you have the space. Palms are particularly good because they tend to spread more at the top. A plant that reaches waist height spreads the energy at waist height whereas a plant that nearly reaches the ceiling spreads the energy at head height — a much better place to have energy in an office. If the plant is not sufficiently tall, put it on a pedestal to gain extra height. Best used for improving health and making you think bigger thoughts.
Dried flowers, which are obviously dead emit too much Yin energy so please do not keep them in your home and office. Never place plants that have thorns or whose leaves look like needles inside. Plants can be placed almost anywhere to benefit the overall energy of a room. Placing them in particular sections of the room, however, can bring dramatic results.
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