5 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO FENG SHUI YOUR BEDROOM

For a better night’s sleep.
‘The bedroom is the most important room in the house to ensure good health,’ says Australia’s foremost Feng Shui expert, Jodi Brunner (Master of Feng Shui FSRC). According to the ancient Chinese philosophy, it’s here our heads absorb the qi (life force energy) from the wall our bedheads sit against. Not all qi is created equal however, so if you’re experiencing restless sleep and waking up groggy and unsettled, it may be time to re-assess the setup of your space with Feng Shui principles.

‘It’s important to note Feng Shui changes from time to time and place to place, so there is no blanket statement that everyone can follow in order to achieve good Feng Shui. Still, there are guidelines we can follow along the way,’ says Brunner.

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Jodi Brunner’s five Essential Steps to Feng Shui Your Bedroom
1. For a sense of support and security when sleeping, place your bedhead against a solid wall. This is called the ‘Position of Power.’ The ideal position is with the bed diagonally opposite the door. It is most important for children, especially if they’re frightened at night; the ability to see the door will alleviate their fears.

If your room’s design doesn’t allow for this optimal position, choose another wall to place the bed against and check to see how your health improves. It can take up to a month to feel the effects.

2. Avoid placing the foot of the bed in direct alignment with the door. After a recent visit to China where I was conducting a Feng Shui Tour, I learnt that in the old days when the Emperor passed away he was carried out of the Forbidden City feet first. This is why we don’t like to have the feet directly facing the door in Feng Shui.

3. Avoid sleeping with your head directly under a window. If we approach Feng Shui from a practical point of view, sleeping up against a window makes it easier to hear any external noise, have the cold air chill your head, and the early morning sun awaken you too early.

4. Keep red colours in the bedroom to a minimum. Red is an active, yang colour, and the bedroom is a yin, quiet area, so cool or hushed shades are preferred. In addition, red represents the element of fire, which in some cases can increase stomach-related illness. If you are not feeling well and you cannot move the bed, paint the wall behind the head of the bed a golden colour or use golden wallpaper. This metal element is a very powerful protector of health.

5. Avoid mirrors at the foot of the bed or either side of the bed. Mirrors bring yang qi into a room. Yang qi is appropriate for an active room, but not for the bedroom, therefore mirrors can disrupt sleep.


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