Feng Shui And Chinese Culture Essay

1723 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
Feng Shui is a practice derived from the Chinese and has been practiced for thousands of years. The term Feng means wind Shui means water. In fact, it was developed over a 4,000-year period because the Chinese people wanted a principle to ensure their homes and especially their tombs (“What is Feng Shui?”). In Chinese culture wind and water represent good health. Therefore, Feng Shui is a process by which one arranges his or her environment in order to allow positive energy or “chi” to flow their life. Additionally, during the first uses of Feng Shui in Chinese civilizations, it was used it to protect them from harsh winter storms, floods, and the blistering heat (“What is Feng Shui?”). The type of environment where one may consider adapting Feng Shui includes stressful environments such as one’s house, bedroom, office, and/ or work place. “Chi” or energy is believed to flow in and out of one’s body well as well as their environment. Sine this form of energy plays a major role in our everyday lives, it can cause significant damage if it is unbalanced. This unbalanced energy or negative energy is often times referred to as “sa chi”. According to Lucky Path Feng Shui, “When the energy flow is stagnant (think clutter and overflowing closets), moves too quickly (think long dark hallways, stairs, and straight shots through the home), or is obstructed (think walls, trees, or even cars in the wrong place), the unbalanced chi may lead to ill health, domestic strife, or financial…

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