Feng Shui literally means Wind (feng) and Water (shui), often described as the ancient Chinese art of placement.
The art of Feng Shui has been practised in China for thousand of years, but only surfaced in the West in the 1980s. Originated by the Chinese to select favourable burial locations and auspicious places and times for temples, homes and gardens, the aim of Feng Shui is to create a harmonious balance between our intentions and our space, making the unseen work with the seen.
While most ancient civilisations were conscious of their intimate relations with their surroundings, the Chinese recorded their philosophy of space in a well-documented and transmissible body of work: the art of Feng Shui.
According to Feng Shui, wind and water are the invisible and visible carriers of Ch’i, the ever-present life-force energy that flows in and around us. Ch’i permeates our sky, land, homes and bodies, moving in a circular flowing motion, often described as a gentle, flowing river.
When Ch’i is properly balanced and circulates freely in our body and space, it generates peace, health and well-being.
The goal of Feng Shui is to improve our surroundings so as to improve our life itself.