Even though having a home altar is not a tradition in most Western countries, more and more people are creating small altars in their home. The growing popularity of yoga and meditation introduced numerous people to stunningly beautiful Eastern altars - altars that express the deep human longing for - and adoration of - the Divine energies.
In the classical feng shui tradition, each home, as well as business, has an altar of its own, as I am sure you have seen in many Chinese businesses, such as restaurants or gift shops.
What makes a good altar and how can you create an altar for good feng shui in your home? Are you limited to specific statues, colours or materials? Are there strict guidelines?
Let's start with the essence of an altar - to honour Divine energies, express gratitude, give offerings and ask for blessings and protection.
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