Harmonizing with Feng shui; Yin And Yang
Perhaps one of the oldest forms of geomancy in the world is Feng shui which originated from China more than 3500 years ago. This ancient practice is literally translated as wind and water and is based on the belief that life can be greatly improved with the help of Qi or energy flow. This Qi can be produced by achieving balance or harmony using the laws of heaven, which pertains to the study of astronomy and earth, which is associated with the study of geography.
The purpose of the application of this practice is to locate that Qi or that vital energy in your surroundings by creating balance and harmony around you. Here are some Feng shui theories that can give you a better grasp of this concept of balance and energy.
The Power of Qi
This energy is a result of interactions in the environment like the yin and yang and the five elements of water, fire, earth, wood, and metal. It also believes that these energy levels can even influence your health, wealth, relationships and even luck.
The Union of the Yin & Yang
The yin and the yang are two opposing forces or energies that work together creating a unity of opposites. The yin is characterized as the passive energy that is associated with the characteristics of water, cold, peace and tenderness while the yang is described as the active energy like those from heat, excitement, speed, and fire.
Balance through Bagua
The bagua is a popular Feng shui instrument that is shaped like an octagon and is divided into the eight cardinal directions of North, South, East, West, North East, North West, South East and South West. The theory of the bagua is that each of these directions corresponds to a part of our life.
The theory of the bagua also believes that each of the eight directions pertain to a part of our life and to activate the energy or improve a certain part of our life is to find the direction it corresponds to and make the qi flow into that space positively.
Finding the Harmony
Appreciating the art and understanding of Feng shui is accepting that there is an existing relationship between you and your environment. The theories of this practice present information on how a person can achieve balance and harmony with the environment which can have a great impact in particular areas of a person’s life.
Each person has their own potentials in health, wealth, relationships and luck, what this practice really teaches is how to enhance these areas for practitioners to make the most out of their lives.