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Video:What is Feng Shui?

with Carol Olmstead

Learn feng shui basics so that you can balance your surroundings and bring harmony into your life. Here are some feng shui basics about the reasons for incorporating feng shui into your home.See Transcript

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Transcript:What is Feng Shui?

Hi, I am Carol Olmsted with Feng Shui for Real Life, and today I am discussing the basics of feng shui.

Feng Shui Basics: What Is Feng Shui?

Feng shui is the design system for ranging your surroundings in balance and harmony with the natural world around you. Feng shui is known as the art of placement, since it's all about surrounding yourself with things that make you feel good of at your home or workplace.

Your indoor environment has a powerful effect on what you dragged into your life. When the energy around you is blocked or unbalanced, your wealth, harmony, and love can be adversely affected.

Feng shui provides a system for unblocking this stuck energy and letting the good things flow. The words feng shui means wind and water, and refer to the gentle flow of balance and harmony we all want to feel in our homes.

Feng Shui Basics: Why Should I Use Feng Shui?

Think about a beautiful spring day. The sun is shining, there is a light breeze and you are relaxing by a meandering clear stream, you feel wonderful. Well, why shouldn't your indoor environment make you feel the same way? That's the goal of feng shui changes, to give the wind and water feel to your indoor surroundings.

You want to rev up your love life, need to encourage family harmony, want to earn more or grow your business, a few simple feng shui changes in where you place your furniture and favorite objects, what paint colors you choose and what art you hang on the walls can bring all of this and more.

Feng shui is based on a 5,000-year old Chinese art and science, but contemporary feng shui improvements can be made to fit all cultures and all decorating styles. You don't need to decorate your home in an Asian dÈcor to appreciate the balance and harmony that feng shui can bring to any home.

Feng shui isn't religion or superstition; rather it's the practical art and science of keeping your indoor environment balanced. Often, good feng shui is a simple matter of placing the right objects, colors and shapes in the right locations to achieve harmony with nature and with yourself.So that's the basics of feng shui. Thanks for watching.
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