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What is Chi, or Universal Energy in Feng Shui


What is Chi, or Universal Energy in Feng Shui

Focus on attracting, as well as keeping a strong, smooth flow of Chi in your body, as well as your home and office. For a good quality of life, a strong quality of Chi is essential.

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Definition: In feng shui, as in Chinese medicine, CHI is the term for the universal energy, or the energy that permeates everything around us. This feng shui term applies to the energy inside your body, as well to the energy inside and outside of buildings.

Chi, or feng shui energy, is manifested in yin yang characteristics and in a variety of forms according to the feng shui five elements theory.

In feng shui, Chi also manifests itself in different colors, shapes, intensity, etc.

The main goal in feng shui - no matter which feng shui school you apply - is to attract, direct and nourish the Chi flow inside your home in a way that supports a good flow of Chi inside your body.

The quality of Chi you always want to have around you is the vibrant, alive, fresh Chi, also called Sheng Chi in feng shui.

The quality of Chi you better avoid in your home, office, or anywhere else, is the Sha and Si Chi (sharp & attacking or low & depressing feng shui energies.)

Most common feng shui Chi blockages in a home are Chi blockages at the main door, such as when the main door opens into a wall, for example; as well as the Chi blockages in cluttered garages and home closets.

Most common feng shui Chi leakage (loss of feng shui energy) occurs when there is a direct door alignment in a home, especially of the main door with the back door, as well as a direct alignment of a big window with a door.

Identifying the flow of Chi in your home is easy if you visualize Chi, or feng shui energy, flowing into your home as water. Would the water flow smoothly and nourish all areas of your home or will it get blocked and stagnant in many areas?

Do your best to create a home with a smooth Chi flow, because the flow of energy in your home sooner or later will reflect itself in the flow of Chi in your body. When your body energy (Chi) is blocked, you cannot sustain a good quality of life.
Also Known As: Ki, Qi, Prana, Life Force
The flow of Chi, or feng shui energy, in your office is constricted. There is not enough vibrant Chi to support successful productivity and good health.

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