A lot of people are interested in Feng Shui. Master Pallavi Chhelavda has worked with many clients, and they are often most interested in getting their bedroom right. They want to, in their words, “Feng Shui the bedroom”, and simply hope for a few simple steps to get it done. In reality, according to Chhelavda, things are a little bit more complicated than that.
Pallavi Chhelavda Explains What Feng Shui Is
Feng Shui is not an interior decorating technique, but rather an ancient discipline that understands the link between the internal processes and the physical environment. The goal is to bring things into balance, healing and nourishing the soul. It means that you direct the natural elements (metals, earth, water, wind, fire), and direct these towards the soul.
Feng Shui, therefore, is a way of life and about far more than placing your furniture in a certain way. It is about always being positive, keeping positive energy flowing. This will enhance the wonderful qualities (contentment, love, prosperity, happiness, health) in your life.
Feng Shui and Objects
According to the Feng Shui principles, Chi (life energy) flows through every object, and each object influences how it flows. All energies are either yin or yang, which are the opposing forces. So how does this apply to the bedroom?
Around 1/3 of your time is spent in your bedroom, which is why you must have a proper yin/yang balance there. Yang helps to get you motivated, but having too much of it will make you feel overstimulated. Too much yang means you can never relax properly. So, to combat your inner yang and the yang from your objects, you must place your bed in the “command position”.
The command position means that your bed is not straight in front of the door, but that you face it from the room’s far side instead. The best command position is where you are diagonally the furthest removed from the door. This means that you can benefit, rather than be overwhelmed, by the Chi.
You also need a proper wall behind you, which will support you. This also gives you visual command, facing your life directly, symbolically and literally. Additionally, it means that any excessive Chi can escape while you sleep, thereby reducing health problems, irritability, and stress.
You should not have a computer or desk in your bedroom. This is because the bed’s energy of rest, and the desk’s energy of work, oppose each other and are incompatible. If they must be in the same room, you should use some Feng Shui elements to rebalance them.
Last but not least, if at all possible, you should have your bedroom window on the right of your bed. Doing so means that the universe’s positive energy will be sent to you every morning when you are ready to start a new day. This, in turn, prepares you for a positive day full of good, happy, and healthy energy.