feng-shui-in-the-homeI have been studying and applying FENG SHUI SCIENCE for many years into my projects, mostly the Science of FORM SCHOOL within the Classical Teaching of Feng Shui. It has many different Levels and can be rather complicated for a “westerner”. Here is what Marlyna has to say about the “Basic Principals of Feng Shui”. Please take a moment and have the patient to read it, it might change your life!

The theory underlying Feng Shui practice implies that when you are correctly and harmoniously positioned in the universe, both balance and harmony will bless your life; and when you “flow” with the laws of nature and the cosmos, your health, prosperity and mental state will benefit.

Feng Shui’s wisdom is deeply embedded in Asian culture, philosophy and history.

Modern Western thinking views nature as something to be conquered, often with disastrous consequences, environmental issues are now an urgent concern. We have the technology to blast through rocks, drill for oil in oceans, and build on a cliff. But we have lost our instinctual sense of balance between the human being and the natural world, and as a result, face challenges that we should have been able to foresee, but couldn’t. Because we have grown apart from common sense approaches to life, many of our choices become problems. Feng Shui offers the awareness that we are interconnected to each other and the natural world, and therefore everything in the universe; we are an embodiment of the universe. This awareness or shift in orientation of how you “see” the world provides you with tools, strategies and solutions that enable you to recognize your problems, and then empower you with an intelligence to go beyond them in a constructive manner. This means that Feng Shui is proactive; it offers a way to return to balance by applying ancient wisdom to modern day life.

Feng Shui at its core is about the subject of Qi. Qi is not just a broad word for energy it implies life-giving energies.  Qi can be in the form of matter or energy, visible or invisible, tangible or intangible or a variation in between.  The quality and type of Qi present in your surroundings affects the way you live, your thoughts, health, actions, decisions, emotions and ultimately your destiny.

Feng Shui can be applied to create positive opportunities in life, improve health and well-being and most of all improve the quality of life. Good Feng Shui is dependant on two major factors, a thorough understanding of the classical theories as well as good skills in applying the formulae.

To ascertain the quality of Qi, two main techniques of Feng Shui are usually used. The first is the observation of landforms and the second technique is more sophisticated and done through formula based calculations. Landform Feng Shui is based on observations. Formula based Feng Shui is based on precise compass directions combined with formula. Together Landform and Compass School Feng Shui comprise the Classical methods used by experts to build and buy homes, businesses, neighbourhoods and once upon a day palaces.

Feng Shui is not just about moving furniture and placement of ornaments; it is in fact much more. Classical Feng Shui starts with analysis. Did you know that up to 70 percent of the energy inside any building is determined by the outside environment?  Are there mountains and hills nearby? Which way does the land slope outside the property? How fast is the traffic? How close to the building is the road?  What direction does the house face?  What is the overall shape and condition of the lot and building? When was the building built?  All these factors have bearing on what type of energy is present within the home or business.


Classical Feng Shui recommendations and techniques range from subtle in nature such as adding light, painting walls, and yes sometimes moving furniture to sometimes moving doors, moving or building walls and staircases, adding water features, removing water features, building fences, and making changes to the landscaping in order to take advantage or deflect the tangible and intangible forces acting upon the structure in question.

There are four main features that an expert considers when evaluating the Feng Shui of a building.

1. The facing direction of the building.

2. Its shape.

3. Its internal layout

4. The main door, master bedroom and kitchen locations.



The shape of a building should be balanced, stable and overall smooth. Proportion is very important for balanced distribution of Qi.  A Bright Hall is a term that describes an open space that allows Qi to meander into and collect. Before entering the property a Bright Hall in proportion to the size of the home is ideal as well as immediately inside the main door (large foyer). Tight and narrow corridors are not conducive to internal Qi flow. Qi that is squeezed is potentially negative.  The main door is important for this determines what type of energy enters the home. Not all rooms in the home are equally important. The rooms where you spend the most time in are the most important.  The kitchen is important because it is where the food that nourished the family is prepared.

In the end, Feng Shui is all about self-empowerment.  Qi is a natural phenomenon, the goal is to find it and harness it to assist us to attain specific goals in our daily lives.

Marlyna Los


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