Feng Shui India

The science of Feng Shui originates way back to 4000 years ago, and it’s believed to have its roots in China. It is a science that gives importance to the idea of living in your house peacefully, and being in perfect harmony with the environment around you.

The words ‘Feng’ and ‘Shui’ mean water and wind, respectively, and their study focuses on how the energy around an individual affects him or her. This science deals with the art of leveraging both invisible and visible energies around for your own prosperity. It believes the fact that every single thing in the surrounding can either work for you or can affect you in a negative way. It teaches you how to control those sudden flows of energy in and around you, and route them all to ensure that you achieve your goals, along with complete peace of mind.

The followers of Feng Shui believe that if work and home arrangements are done in a particular manner, then both work and personal life can be synced perfectly with each other. They also believe that it helps in strengthening your relationships with your loved ones, families and friends.

Feng Shui is intuitive and creative. It reasons out how everything right from the interiors of your house to the wallscapes and position of your bed room or work table can affect your day-to-day life. By controlling all the energy streams in the living and non-livings objects around, you can achieve a more peaceful and successful life; not to mention the fact that misfortunes will remain at bay.

Feng Shui in India is another phrase for Vaastu Shastra; however they both are considered to be one and the same by those who aren’t very well versed with the science. Experts claim that the only similarity between these two lies in the fact that they aim to keep misfortunes and bad luck away. Apart from this, the two are very different in many ways.

Differences between Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra

The big difference between the two lies in the fact that Feng Shui has been extensively researched all around the world, especially the West, and experts all over have learned the underlying secrets. On the other hand, Vastu despite being over 5000 years old, which is around 1000 years older than Feng Shui, is a lesser known science and has seen the media spotlight only recently. The Indian design and architectural philosophy is contained in sixteen Sanskrit texts from the holy and mighty Vedanta. It is a method of enhancing life by improving the way living spaces are designed.

Feng Shui Tips

Below we mention some of the important Feng Shui and Vaastu tips that are widely practised in India and other followers around the world -

  • The back of your house should be built a bit higher than the rest of the house, so that it can successfully collect all the energies and divert them back into the house. If the garden at the back is not placed naturally high, then you can plant tall trees or arrange a high fencing. This prohibits the negative external energies from entering the home

  • Heavy furniture should be placed diagonally opposite since these places are considered good for collecting energy

  • If you have an antique door then place it like a showpiece somewhere in your house rather then making an actual entrance out of it, as it is believed that energy patterns from an old door can disturb people from an altogether different time

  • Kitchen should be positioned in the southeast since it is direction of Agni, the fire

  • The land in front of your home and the front door, both should be little lower compared to the rest of the house as it helps ushering in the energy.

Be it Vaastu or Feng Shui India or Feng Shui in other parts of the world, there are countless people out there who follow them including big names like real estate giant Donald Trump, Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp, and the likes of them. Feng Shui has changed lives of many, and the number of its followers continues to grow incessantly. Wouldn’t you want to try changing your luck?