Various components of Feng Shui can be traced back 6,000 years ago. Derived from China, Feng Shui is both an art and a science. Feng Shui means “wind & water” which both simulate the flow of energy.
Everything has energy. In Feng Shui the goal is to attract positive energy into your environment, with the objective to mirror positive energy in your life. When you understand how the energy of your space is working for or against you, you gain perspective on your life. For example, if you are feeling bogged down at work, moving the piles stacked on your desk will bring focus, clarity and more efficiency to your workday.
Feng Shui takes its cues from nature. Mother Earth knows how to balance herself out. A closer look at natural polarities (tall/short, hard/soft, dark/light) can assist in creating comfortable and balanced spaces. The five elements (water, wood, fire, metal, and earth) create unique energies in an environment and play a large role in a feng shui consultation. Lastly, a closer look at a "bagua", an energetic map of nine areas of your life (fame and reputation, wealth, health, family, children & creativity, helpful people, relationships, and knowledge) help explain how both your environment and your life are intertwined.