Feng shui for remodeling

February 28, 2012

Feng shui

Remodeling a structure can not only upset the balance and harmony of your living space, but also can upset the lives of the people who spend time there.

by Joy Abrams — 

Feng shui is the ancient art of creating balance and harmony with the forces of nature and personal space. Time-honored principles exist that apply to such things, ranging from the shape of your building to the location of your bed. These are designed to help put you in the best possible place to reap the benefits of peace and prosperity.

Remodeling your home or office can be a wonderful experience, or a major nightmare. Sometimes, the newly renovated space can turn out to feel uncomfortable. To prevent problems, it helps to seek out feng shui advice prior to making any remodeling decisions.

Remodeling a structure can not only upset the balance and harmony of your living space, but also can upset the lives of the people who spend time there. It may help to understand that according to feng shui principles, a building is like your body.

The roof of your house or office is the spine or backbone of your structure. So when you decide to cut into the roof to make skylights, your building is undergoing major surgery. Too often, wings are added to a structure that jut out and create glitches in the building. Long hallways that lead to old ones frequently create bad feng shui. Doors banging into one another can create arguments and bickering.

Builders who work with homeowners without the input of an architect can greatly benefit from employing feng shui knowledge and principles. Before you begin a remodeling plan for your home or office, becoming aware of these principles will empower you and help bring good feng shui to both you and your site.

 

Joy Abrams, M.A., FSII, is a feng shui and yoga master and an international author who gives feng shui consultations. 602-791-5223, www.aaafengshuiandyoga.com or www.empowermentwithjoy.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 28, Number  4, Aug/Sept 2009.

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