The Feng Shui Health Connection

written by Sherry Burton Ways, Principal Designer, Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC

Your health is inextricably connected to your environment, which is why good Feng Shui benefits your health. Granted, Feng Shui may not alleviate all of your ailments; however, it can help optimize your wellbeing to the extent that your health is linked to your physical environment. On the other side of that coin, the lack of good Feng Shui can cause or exacerbate negative chi, which results in the kind of physical or mental stress that leads to illness.

One of the home’s main sources of bad health is the bathroom. Because it is a place of waste, it is also considered to be a place of dead chi. In addition, bathrooms have drains which suck or flush away good energy. For this reason, it’s best to keep the toilet lid down and the bathroom door closed, especially if your bathroom is connected to your bedroom or is near your kitchen – you don’t want the opposing energies to mix. One way to stabilize chi in the bathroom is by placing a crystal on the toilet tank. Furthermore, keeping your bathroom clean and disinfected will not only make it look and feel pleasant, it will also keep it free of germs and bacteria that cause people to become sick.

Leaky shower heads, pipes, and faucets waste more than water. Leaks represent (and often result in) a waste of money. They can also influence your emotional state. Water bills increase when such problems are ignored or allowed to perpetuate; suddenly you’re wondering where all of your money is going and why you are feeling stressed. Make sure to have a plumber fix water leaks in or around your home as soon as you discover them.

When it comes to the health of you and your loved ones, why not have all of your bases covered with the use of Feng Shui? Not only will you reap the benefits of this ancient art’s healing qualities, you will also enjoy the way it opens up and brightens the spaces you occupy. As you begin to make adjustments in accordance with Feng Shui, tell yourself that you have good health and feel wonderful. These intentions will then become tied to the physical changes you make and they will come to fruition in your physical reality.

Sherry Ways is the Principal Designer of Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC a Washington, DC based interior décor firm focused on Feng Shui Design, Interior Environment Coaching and eco-friendly design.  She is the author of the forthcoming book Feel Good Spaces:  A Guide to Decorating Your Home for the Body Mind and Spirit.