8 Feng Shui Tips for Better Sleep

There are many ways to prosper with Feng Shui and we often turn to this ancient practice to achieve success in Business, Relationships and Health. In my blog this month, I want to talk about 8 Feng Shui tips for better sleep. These simple recommendations can help you achieve more restful and restorative sleep while also promoting balance, harmony, and prosperity in your life.

Choosing your Headboard

Security, support, and grounding are all Feng Shui elements that the right headboard can provide. Choosing a Feng Shui headboard helps to Manifest the right Energy while you’re sleeping. I always recommend a solid wood headboard with smooth edges rather than sharp and pointy. Sharp surfaces can direct negative Chi toward you while you sleep. Avoid a Metal headboard for its heavy and piercing Energy and avoid Glass for its fragile Energy.

Feng Shui Bed Position

One of the most important Feng Shui principles for better sleep is having your bed in the “command position.” This means your bed is in a position where you can see your door but not directly in line with Chi coming through the door. The Feng Shui command position enhances Positive Energy and promotes success. I recommend positioning the bed centered on a solid wall and never tucked in a corner.

Embrace Restfulness

To implement Feng Shui for better sleep, you must embrace your bedroom as a space for rest. TV’s are for an entertainment space, desks belong in an office, and treadmills should be found in a dedicated exercise space. You can create a Feng Shui Intention for sleep by eliminating distractions in your bedroom.

Choosing your Colours

Bedroom colours can have a powerful impact on your sleep. Feng Shui colours for bedrooms are always calming colours.  Soft, natural colours such as off-white, light brown, or clay yellow for bed sheets promote grounding Energy and peaceful sleep.  Bright colours can be too stimulating. In considering my own bedroom Feng Shui, I avoid reds that can bring up intense fiery Energy or blues that can stimulate waves of emotional Energy.

Harnessing Feng Shui Crystals

Amethyst is a powerful Feng Shui Crystal known for its soothing Energy. Amethyst brings peace to your mind and is a great choice addition to your bedroom for a harmonious sleep. To ease restlessness, I recommend placing Amethyst on your nightstand; or for deeper and more energizing sleep, you can place a small Amethyst under your pillow.

Avoid Mirrors

Feng Shui bedroom mirrors can reflect Energy around the bedroom while you’re sleeping, creating restlessness and even worry. In Classical Feng Shui, we do not endorse mirrors in the bedroom where you can either see yourself when in bed or get in and out of the bed. If you’re having difficulty sleeping or wake up tired, I recommend reconsidering mirrors in your bedroom altogether or keeping them covered while sleeping. While Feng Shui mirrors can be associated with luck and prosperity, they can create clashing and conflicting Energy in the bedroom.

Maintaining Positive Chi

One valuable Feng Shui principle for better sleep that helps you to keep the positive Chi from escaping your bedroom…If you have an ensuite bathroom or there is a bathroom near your bedroom, it’s always a good Feng Shui practice to keep the toilet seat down and the door closed so that Chi doesn’t escape down your drains.

Feng Shui Plants for a good night’s Sleep

The topic of Feng Shui plants for the bedroom is a debated topic among Feng Shui experts. In my experience, plants are always a welcome addition to your Home and your bedroom when chosen carefully. Snake plants filter indoor air and are one of the few plants that convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night. Bamboo (one or three stalks) in the bedroom can bring balance and harmony to your life and relationships.

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Feng Shui Tips for Moving into your Newly Constructed Home

Moving into a newly constructed Home can be an exciting time in life.  You’re taking possession of a brand new Home and you have an unparalleled opportunity to make that Home your own.  From the earliest design phases to your final move in date, there are some Feng Shui basics for your Home that can help you cultivate powerful, positive energy that ultimately brings you and your family peace and prosperity.  Understanding Feng Shui and applying some simple tips can ensure that your Home is not just cozy and comfortable but also promotes free-flowing and energizing Chi.  Let’s take a closer look at Feng Shui to move into a new Home.

Whether you are considering exterior paint colours, landscaping, or other design elements, a Feng Shui Home study can be a great place to start.  As a Classical Feng Shui Consultant, I can provide a full-scale review of your Home (inside and out) to help you make decisions that invite healing energy into your Home while preventing heavy energy from entering.  Some of the key principles of house moving Feng Shui can be easily applied when you have built a new Home because you have total control over your Home’s construction and design.  So with that in mind, it is important to consider every detail of construction including landscaping, yard elements, and entryway design.

Easy Feng Shui Landscaping Tips

Plants are an important tool in Feng Shui, so you should not be surprised to learn that landscaping can have a big impact on your new Home Feng Shui.  When choosing plants for your yard, I always recommend that you plant small shrubs around your walkway.  Be mindful of the “power of 2s” and avoid having a single overwhelming plant or a single-potted plant at your entrance.  Create balance and promote Chi flow by pairing plants.  Also, a good Feng Shui tip is to plant shrubs that are green year round but be careful not to let them get overgrown and block your entryway or walkway.

Feng Shui Entrance Tips

According to Feng Shui Home design principles, you should carefully consider your walkway and entryway to your Home.  For example, it is not suggested to create a straight line to your front door; instead, Feng Shui Home Construction experts recommend a meandering walkway that is clear of clutter or obstacles.  Your front door should be easily visible from the street; and according to Feng Shui practice, it is also important that your house numbers are visible so you can easily invite positive energy into your Home to allow it to circulate.  Outside lighting is also important and should be balanced so that your entry is clearly illuminated, house numbers are visible, and energy moves easily. 

Exterior Home Feng Shui Elements

There are also Feng Shui Home ideas that can guide you when making decisions about the exterior element of your Home. I always recommend that homeowners consult with their Feng Shui expert to determine the ideal colour for their Home or front door. Depending on the direction your house is facing and that of the back of your house, you should choose your exterior element wisely. Grey or white colour represent metal, but there are also colours that reflect the other Feng Shui elements: fire, water, and wood. As an example, if your Feng Shui Consultant recommends the water element then outdoor features of the back, front, and sides of your house should incorporate blue and black colours – this may include colours of the lawn furniture, planters or the colour of the outdoor decor.

Indoor Feng Shui Tips

Finally, there are many ways Feng Shui can help inside your Home as well. In previous blogs, you may have learned that Feng Shui Experts recommend avoiding plants with sharp edges, but these recommendations include décor elements as well. For example, avoid tables and other furniture that have sharp corners as these may pierce the energy in your Home. Use mats in bathrooms, front entrances, and kitchens, but choose mats that represent Feng Shui grounding colours such as off-white, beige, light brown, or clay. When choosing an outdoor mat, avoid made with coir – a hay-like fibre that breaks down over time and can also fracture the qi entering your Home.

Feng Shui for your Home is a great way to create a warm, personal energy that serves you and your family today and for years to come.  But, I know there are many factors to consider when moving into a new Home which is why you may want to work with a Classical Feng Shui Master.  I have extensive Feng Shui training and I can give you personalized advice on how to prepare your new Home for joy and prosperity. Click here to book a complimentary Discovery Call.

8 Tips to Improve Feng Shui in your Home

Simple, Feng Shui principles can have a powerful influence on your Home. Taking a mainstream, pop-culture perspective, Feng Shui Home ideas seem like basic, common-sense practices focused on decluttering your Home and getting things more organized. And while these practices are certainly connected to the traditional practice of Feng Shui, there’s so much more to it and to unlocking abundance, health, and unparalleled joy in your life. To that end, I bring you 8 tips for a Feng Shui-friendly Home.  

A Feng Shui Entryway

The entry to your Home dictates how energy flows into your Home and subsequently your life. Entryway Feng Shui guides you to carefully consider your front door so you can ensure good Feng Shui in your Home. Remove clutter and keep your entry clear of debris and garbage. Place a welcoming mat at your front door and make sure that you shake it out regularly. Create an inviting and open space that freely allows good energy to enter your Home.

Feng Shui Windows

Clean your windows regularly and open your blinds every morning to ensure that adequate sunlight enters your Home for good Feng Shui. Sunlight brings natural and invigorating energy while also enhancing the vibrancy of colours and objects in your Home. Open your windows too and allow fresh air to revive the energy.

Lighting and Feng Shui

Problem areas in your Home can be remedied with appropriate Feng Shui lighting ideas. Light is fundamental to balanced chi in your Home; and while natural light is always preferred, it is not always available. Lamps are an easy Feng Shui light fixture that can introduce more light into dark rooms and spaces which is especially important in rooms where you participate in more activities. Also, make sure to have a well-lit entryway to your Home and even to the important rooms in your Home. For example, for improved Home Office Feng Shui, you can try wall sconces at the entry on either side of your office door.

Feng Shui Plants

Plants represent life and energy as they allow us to connect to nature from the comfort of our Home. Plants bring good Feng Shui because they refresh energy and bring vitality to any space. Consider plants that can purify the air such as Acreca Palm or Boston Firm.  There are also Feng Shui plants that promote wealth and abundance such as Jade or Bonsai Trees. Always avoid spiky plants such as the cactus that bring sharp energy that can actually drain energy from your Home and your body.

Command Position

A fundamental principle of Feng Shui is the command position. Command position determines how you position yourself in your life and the basic principles of command position are applied to your bed, desk, and stove. In Feng Shui, each of these pieces of furniture represents the person and components of their life. You are the bed. Your career is the desk. And the stove represents abundance. When considering Feng Shui in your Home, position your bed, desk, and stove so that you can see the door without being direct across from it. In other words, position these pieces of furniture diagonal to the door to attain the command position so that you can maintain command in your life. 

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Feng Shui Crystals

My final tip for a Feng Shui-friendly Home is to incorporate Crystals into your space. Feng Shui Crystal’s placement can be important. For example, hanging Feng Shui Crystals in windows can attract and distribute chi in a room while also preventing good energy from escaping a room. Depending on your goal, there are many appropriate Feng Shui bedroom Crystals. For example, Rose Quartz or Amazonite on your bedside table can help you reconnect with self-acceptance and healing. Feng Shui Crystals can be used anywhere in the Home; for example, Black Tourmaline with Mica kept outside your front door can also prevent negative energy from entering and Amethyst can be placed in your Meditation area to maintain calmer and grounding vibes. 

Decorating with Feng Shui

Uplifting and inspiring artwork is a Feng Shui energy enhancer. When you are decorating with Feng Shui in mind, you should also choose art that represents the 5 Feng Shui elements.

  • The Wood Element is reflected in artwork with trees, forests, or driftwood.  You can choose paintings or wall art made from wooden materials.
  • The Element of Water can be represented in paintings of rivers, waterfalls, the ocean, or lakes.
  • The Fire Element may be seen in artwork with cozy scenes by a fireplace or candlelight. 
  • The Element of Earth is seen in landscape paintings with mountains or plants.
  • The Element of Metal is easily represented in artwork made from metal materials including silver, bronze, or copper.
  • Remove Obstacles

Various obstacles can impede the flow of chi in your Home. Implementing Feng Shui in your Home often involves some degree of decluttering. But make no mistake – one of the main purposes of decluttering is to remove obstacles that may block energy in your Home. This is particularly true at your front door where energy enters your Home. Even furniture such as tall bookcases, dressers, or chests should be arranged carefully so they are offset from your usual position rather than directly across or opposite you.  

Consult a Feng Shui Expert

As you can see, there are many ways that you can make your Home more Feng Shui friendly today. Nevertheless, Classical Feng Shui is a very precise practice and it has taken me years to learn and hone my skills to truly unlock the powers of Feng Shui. If you want to learn more about incorporating Feng Shui principles in your Home, book a discovery call and I look forward to assisting you in elevating your Feng Shui journey with Momentum Feng Shui.

8 Feng Shui Home Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Feng Shui Home design principles can help you cultivate energy that promotes health, happiness, wealth, and success. Still, Feng Shui decorating requires a deeper understanding of the principles and goals of this ancient practice. If you’re just getting started with Feng Shui in the home, there are many common Feng Shui Home decorating mistakes that you can avoid. Here are 8 common design errors to avoid when bringing the world of Feng Shui to your home.

1. Sharp Plants

There are many good Feng Shui plants that can boost positive energy, but sharp, thorny, spikey, or pointy plants can pierce the energy in your home. Plants with soft or rounded leaves and foliage invite calmer energy into the home.

2. Dry flowers or dead plants

Feng Shui and Plants go hand-in hand. Fresh flowers and vibrant, green plants represent powerful life energy – when you learn about Feng Shui rules, you’re sure to learn of the importance of fresh plants.  On the other hand, dead or dying plants and even dried flowers represent dead energy and it’s best to avoid them in your home.

3. Mirrors

Mirrors and Feng Shui also have an important relationship that may be good or bad for your home based on their placement.  Mirrors in the dining room can amplify your family’s positive energy during meals.  However, you should never hang mirrors directly opposite entry doors to your home as this will reflect good energy out of the home.  Feng shui mirror placement is key to cultivating and maintaining good energy in the home.

4. Bathroom Feng Shui

There are a few Feng Shui rules that you should keep in mind for your bathroom. For example, keep the toilet seat down and the bathroom door closed to prevent energy from escaping through the toilet and drains.  Next, avoid decorating with blue colours or hues. The bathroom represents an overabundance of water energy which is amplified when using blue colours in the bathroom.

5. Feng Shui Bedroom Elements

Just as in the bathroom, there are some simple Feng Shui rules to follow in the bedroom. It is common nowadays for people to have TVs and computers in their bedroom. Unfortunately, these items represent harsh energy in a space that is meant to foster peace and relaxation. Always avoid TVs and computers in your bedroom.

6. Exercise Equipment

Speaking of bedrooms, you should avoid exercise equipment in the bedroom as exercise represents strenuous energy that opposes restfulness.  In an ideal world, you can create a Feng Shui exercise room that is dedicated to working out.

7. Open Door Policy

Feng Shui entryways are free of clutter and obstructions.  Never hang items behind your door or block the movement of doors to promote good entryway Feng Shui.  Doors that fully open are doors to opportunity and we never want to limit opportunities coming into your home. More tips about How to Invite Good Energy into your Home with Front Door Feng Shui.

8. Cracked Glass, Cracked Energy

Cracked glasses, dishes, mirrors, or windows represent cracks in your relationships.  Always remove or replace cracked pieces to promote Feng Shui health. 

As you can see, there are many factors to consider when decorating with Feng Shui and I hope these tips have given you some ideas for a better Home Feng Shui.  And remember, working with a Feng Shui Consultant can help you decorate your home in a way that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and promotes and maintains positive energy while clearing negative energy.

8 Ways to Create an Energy Boost around your Home

As a Classical Feng Shui Consultant, I’m always looking to share my insights with my clients in Canada and around the world. According to the principles of Classical Feng Shui, the flow of energy in your home is influenced by many factors including your natural environment, your home’s design, the people in your home, and so much more.

The energy in your home can become stuck or stagnant. Indeed, strict adherents of Classical Feng Shui measure the energy in their home annually and make adjustments for the year every February. Still, even if you are just dipping your toes in the waters of Feng Shui, there are things you can do. With that in mind, I offer you 8 ways to create an energy boost around your home that will ultimately help you connect with better health, more love, and overall happiness.

1. Plants and Fresh Flowers

 

Plants and fresh flowers are a simple but effective way to create an energy boost in your home. From a Classical Feng Shui perspective, we endorse plants such as jade, bamboo, money plants, and snake plants. On the other hand, I advise my clients to avoid plants with pointy or sharp edges as well as to avoid dried flowers. Spiky plants such as the cactus can bring sharp energy, whereas dried or dying plants resemble old or dead energy.

If you can’t have fresh plants in your home due to environmental conditions or other barriers, consider artificial or silk plants. Visually even artificial plants will impact your senses and can provide an energy boost in your home. Read more about Plants and Your Environment.

2. Crystals

 

Crystals enhance the energy in your home. I enjoy crystal energy for its uplifting and healing effects. In Feng Shui, crystals are natural elements that are connected to the earth and can have a grounding effect in your home. Crystals in your bedroom can boost energy and prevent feelings of sluggishness. Likewise, certain crystals can protect your home and shield you from negative energy and can be placed strategically around entrances or even the corners of rooms.

In my Feng Shui practice, I recommend crystals such as Black Tourmaline with Mica, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Citrine, and Pyrite. Each of these crystals will have different effects and purposes, so collaborating with a Classical Feng Shui Consultant can help you choose the right crystals for your home.

3. Declutter

One of the fundamental aspects of Feng Shui is the organization of your space. The placement and position of items in your home can influence the movement of energy. And yet, newcomers to Feng Shui often focus on the details of placement and positioning without taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture. De-cluttering is a simple and straightforward approach to creating an energy boost in your home. When you clear your clutter with Feng Shui, I always advise my clients to consider mindful de-cluttering. Introducing good energy flow into your home or office begins with understanding your connection to items in your space. Mindful decluttering involves removing items you don’t need or use, but also taking care not to replace those items with new clutter.

4. Affirmations

Language is powerful. The way we speak to each other and ourselves will influence our individual and collective journeys. Affirmations are an easy way to boost the energy in your home or office as they help you set intentions for yourself and your space. Write affirmations in the present tense and keep them in the specific room or area of your home to which they relate such as the bedroom or meditation room. And remember that your affirmations are private, so they needn’t be visible to visitors.

5. Lighting

 

Lighting is very important for creating an energy boost in your home. I try to get as much natural light in my home as I can by opening blinds and drapes, but I understand that some of us are more blessed with access to natural light than others. There are other ways you can enhance the Chi in your home with lighting. Ensure entrances are well-lit, avoid low-hanging ceiling lights, or try investing in new lamps to bring added and various forms of light to any room. Also, allow fresh air into your home as much as possible – cracking the window even a little during the winter can help energize your home.

6. Stove

 

According to Feng Shui, your stove is an important resource that represents abundance in your home. The way you use your stove can create an energy boost in your home. Rotate between burners rather than using your one favourite as burners represent igniting the wealth energy. Keep your stove clean to stimulate prosperity and resources. Read more about How To Use Kitchen Feng Shui to bring Wealth and Abundance into your life.

7. Bathroom

Your bathroom can have a powerful impact on the energy in your home. I maintain and boost the energy in my home by making simple adjustments in my bathroom. For example, I recommend you keep the bathroom door and toilet lid closed when not in use so energy won’t escape through your pipes and plumbing. You can even use river rocks around drains to prevent positive energy from escaping downwards and out. Read more about Easy Feng Shui for Your Bathroom

8. Adapt and Adjust

Classical Feng Shui does not offer static solutions. On the contrary, when you adopt these approaches, you regularly re-assess the energy in your home and make changes annually. With that in mind, if you notice stagnant energy, you can create a boost by moving the furniture or reorganizing your space. Making changes can re-energize and revitalize your home.

Most importantly, remember that Feng Shui is a journey and there will always be ways that you can redistribute, revitalize, or reintroduce energy into your home for a happier, healthier and more prosperous life.