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Often when we think of feng shui and health, we think of the physical aspects of our homes that may be unhealthy and/or dangerous (like exposure to high electromagnetic frequencies, toxic mold, artificial scents, etc). While these factors are very important and certainly necessary, many of us don’t stop to consider how the look and feel of our surroundings also influence our mental, physical and emotional health.
Cellular biologists and behavioral scientists are creating an ever-growing body of evidence that supports what feng shui has known for centuries; that our surroundings deeply affect the our bodies, minds, and spirits. Humans, animals and plants have specific environmental requirements in order to survive in their physical environments. When those needs are met, the species thrives and prospers. When specific environmental factors are missing or damaged, the living creatures in those spaces will experience stress, deteriorate and potentially even die.
Feng shui strives to reduce and eliminate aspects in the environment that are not contributing to emotional and physical health. The main goal of Feng Shui is to create a space that feels nurturing and comfortable. One of the most important health perks that Feng Shui assists with is reducing stress. With stress-related illnesses topping the list for health concerns today, Feng Shui can certainly go a long way to help us reduce the tension in our lives.
Our homes are places that should soothe, rejuvenate, and restore our bodies, minds, and spirits. Feng Shui provides us with an abundance of guidelines on how you can make your home a more peaceful, healthy space, here are ten great tips to get you started.
1. Invite nature and natural materials into your home. Humans have lived in nature for far, far longer than we’ve lived indoors. We’re instinctively more comfortable around items that come from nature rather than things that are synthetic. Include items made from stone and wood, and add water features and healthy plants to your space. Views of trees, natural landscapes, and artwork of nature scenes will also bring the outdoors in and make your home feel nurturing and inspiring.