Feng Shui Concepts
Feng Shui Tips for the Master Bedroom
By Jenny Liu
1. Whenever possible, sleep in a direction that is compatible to you based on your birth element. When you cannot sleep in a compatible direction, try to face a compatible direction.
2. In about 8 out of 10 couples, the master bedroom only matches one of the couple ó the person in the incompatible room is likely prone to illness and unstable energies that can in turn affect the relationship. When this happens, personalized adjustments should be made to create balance.
3. Place your bed so you can sleep with a solid wall behind your head. Ideally this is an interior wall without plumbing such as a toilet or sink on the other side. If it does, avoid sleeping behind the toilet and place natural clear quartz crystal spheres on either side of your bed.
4. Be sure the door is not aligned with the bed. This means, as you walk in a straight line from the door, you should not walk into the bed. You do not want to have your bed in the path of the door where the energies tend to be unstable.
5. When lying in bed, look around the room to see if you have any large protruding wall corners pointing at you or exposed beams hanging over your body. If you do, move the bed to a better position. If this is not possible, buffer sharp corners with plants (can be silk), shift the bed so you sleep between beams, or strategically place compatible crystals around the bed to create a protective energy field.
6. Use furniture that is proportional to the size of the room. A king bed in a small room makes the space cramped while a twin bed in a large bedroom feels lost. Similarly, the amount of furniture should be proportional to the space in the room. Avoid placing furniture directly in front or behind the door as this tends to create a stagnant flow of energy into the room. It can also be a hindrance during an emergency.
7. Light colors and simple patterns keep small rooms feeling bright and open while larger rooms can use bolder tones and detailed patterns to define the space and create a specific atmosphere. Always try to use colors and patterns in the elements that are compatible to you.
8. As a yearly refresher, use accent colors that are strong in the annual year according to the Nine Star Chart. Be aware that there are over 60 factors involved in a feng shui analysis and that these are only general tips.
Jenny Liu holds a Bachelorís Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Masterís Degree in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui who shares her knowledge through seminars, workshops, periodicals and the internet. Ms. Liu is a fourth-generation practitioner with her own consulting firm. For more in-formation please see www.liu-fengshui.com or call (626) 862-1788.
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