Chinese have a saying:
“A clean and beautiful bathroom is the key to health, peace,
but it’s not quite as simple as that.
bathroom poses an
problem because the basic element — water — plays
two roles. It represents
money and it washes away dirt. The bathroom, according to feng shui
principles, is the draining point for the energy that water carries. This
means that every time you flush
down your drains you are in danger of sending your family’s
should be spacious
enough to be functional but not too large. It should be a retreat
— a place
where you can relax and pamper yourself.
green promotes digestion and aids health; blue will keep the water
help avoid plumbing problems, and encourage a good cash flow.
water, the bathroom shouldn’t be located next to the fire of
water destroys fire). Nor should it be in the middle of the home, which
is associated with earth (earth destroys water by absorbing
and toilet should be separate because they serve different functions
one is for external cleansing, the other for internal. Each needs a
to keep the air fresh and to connect the room to the outside.
|Balancing the Bathroom
is above the front door, place a small mirror at the base of the toilet
to stop the Qi and the family's wealth from going down the drain.
it is next to or
above the kitchen, hand a mirror outside the door to deflect negative
ribbons and wind
artificial ventilation devices will flutter and make music and enliven
most Yin room in the
bathroom is often damp and dark, so add yang for balance - some bright
splashes of color or lighted candles.
drains covered as
much as possible and
the toilet seat closed when not in use. If you flush the toilet with
the lid open, chances are your money will go down too.
green indoor plants
to help activate
How to Create
Harmony and Balance in Your
Living and Working Environment
ancient Chinese theory of design and
placement, Feng Shui grew from observations that people are affected --
either positively or negatively -- by their surroundings, with some
being noticeably luckier, happier, healthier or more peaceful than
writes Belinda Henwood in the opening chapter of her book, Feng
some homes and offices are designed
with feng shui concepts in mind, it is just as useful for making
and adaptations to existing dwellings. The right colors, a well-placed
houseplant, or a mirror can make a world of difference.
guidebook offers dozens of tips
and solutions for every room in the house as well as offices, yards and
landscaping. She even provides a chapter of "cures" for combatting
energy and enhancing the life force, or Qi.