What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system that examines the design and layout of buildings and structures, the individuals who reside in them, the local physical environment, and how the flow of energy known as Qi (pronounced “chee”) interacts within all of these elements.

The two words “Feng” (meaning “wind”) and “Shui” (meaning “water”) come from the Chinese language. If you look at the ancient characters, you can tell that they were meant to represent a flying bird (for “Feng”) and flowing water (for “Shui”). The fluid but active energy associated with both of these characters is built into the very essence of their meaning. Hence, the term perfectly depicts the type of energy we are thinking about when we consider how Qi flows through our world and how we should leverage it to better our surroundings.

The practice of Feng Shui can serve to both analyze and remedy the physical environments we create for ourselves. How Qi energy flows through your home, office, or business can significantly affect your happiness and success – and it’s something that you can impact. For centuries, people have been using the rules of Feng Shui to improve their lives in areas such as health, wealth, careers, relationships, marriages, or almost any aspect of their lives you can think of.