Feng Shui is a 5000 year old Chinese art and science describing the energies in an environment and defining how to use these energies for good health and well-being. Feng Shui literally means “wind and water”, wind representing the invisible forces of heaven, water representing the flow of energy on earth. Man standing upright connects heaven and earth and unites these energies for his physical world.
The main principle of Feng Shui is chi, the life force pervading everything. The same way Chinese Medicine describes the flow of chi along the meridians within the body, FENG SHUI depicts the flow of chi in the outside world; in a landscape, a house or an office.
Through the ages, Feng Shui masters learned how to read these energy patterns and how to increase chi by orienting buildings in a particular direction. They found ways to design gardens and entrances in a beneficial way and lead the chi moderately through all the rooms of a house to stimulate specific aspects in an individual’s life.
Imagine a house on the bank of a beautiful lake, overlooking the water. In contrast, picture an apartment in the middle of a city, facing the back of a factory. Most people will be able to feel the difference. But how to change a less obvious, yet uncomfortable situation is what makes Feng Shui so fascinating.
In eastern societies, Feng Shui was used throughout history, predominantly by emperors to increase their power and influence. Today companies in Europe and the U.S.A. have discovered this ancient knowledge and take advantage by redesigning their headquarters and offices based on the principles of Feng Shui. British Airways built their new offices for 3000 people under the guidance of a Feng Shui Consultant. Corporations like IBM, Siemens, Donald Trump Inc., the Hyatt Hotel Group, among others, seek Feng Shui advice for their building projects.