Your sleep environment greatly affects the quality of your sleep. Setting up your bedroom’s Feng Shui will help you optimize your sleeping environment for a better night’s rest!Setting up the Feng Shui is about creating a pleasant and harmonious atmosphere that creates positive energy in your bedroom.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Oriental philosophy based on energy flows ( chi’s , life force ).Feng Shui literally means ” wind and water ” and is based on the balance between Yinand Yang . Yin stands for the massive and immobile, and Yang stands for the light and active. Feng Shui is about creating harmony. According to Feng Shui, everything in our world is connected by energy flows. A proper flow of (positive) energies requires a balance between Yin and Yang. At Feng Shui, we bring energy back to places where there is an energy shortage or convert negative energy into positive energy.
Energy flows are everywhere and therefore move through your home or office. The flow of the chi influences your life in a positive or negative way depending on the flow and whether it is in balance. When the currents move optimally through the environment, they influence your life positively. Since we spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping or at least in our bedroom, the Feng Shui making your bedroom is not a crazy thought!
Tips to set up your bedroom Feng Shui
The bedroom is for sleeping
Most people have a bedroom, or a separate room for sleeping. Also, try to use this room as a bedroom, so do not aim too much as a living or working environment, or make clear separation between both areas. There are also many people, especially thinking of students who do not have a separate bedroom. In that case, it is very important that you clearly separate the sleeping area from the living area by means of a cabinet.
The place of your bed
There are a few things to keep in mind when placing your bed in your bedroom. First of all, the placement relative to the door. Feng Shui also has to do with our instinct when it comes to safety. And to sleep well, it is very important that we feel safe and at ease.
Whether you believe in the operation of Feng Shui, Yin & Yang, Chi’s or not, does not you get well-known for your natural preference for sleeping with a view on your door? Now that I’m reading this about it, I definitely recognize it! By nature, we feel safer if we can keep an eye on the opening to our bedroom. Instinctively, it’s just not a good idea that you could be decided from behind and / or someone can come in without seeing you. Recognizable?
It is best not to place your bed in front of the door, as this naturally makes you vulnerable (the idea that someone who enters you can see you instantly). You are then “undamaged” as it were. In addition, you are too exposed to the immediate incoming energy stream. Instead, place your bed obliquely opposite the door so that you have a direct view of it.
The 2nd point to keep in mind is that your (double) bed is not facing the wall with one of the sides, so you can walk in from both sides (so no angle if you can). The best balance is created when the bed is in the middle of the mud. Additionally, you can create the best Feng Shui by placing more or less the same stuff on both sides of the bed, such as the same bedside tables (or none on either side).
Feng Shui colors
In a previous article you can already read which colors are best for a good night’s sleep. Best of all, soft, light and soothing colors like light blue or green alternate with some warm colors. When the room is too cool, it is also not ideal (ie, all white or light blue). You read in another article more about the influence of colors in the bedroom.
Feng Shui materials and furniture
Use as many natural materials as possible. Think of your floor, cabinets, other furniture (wood and glass is fine), but also your quilt yourself for example. Avoid synthetic duvets (and duvet covers) and preferably choose wool, down or cotton. Furthermore, your furniture preferably has many round and streamlined shapes so that energy flows are not blocked.
Avoid mirrors in which you can see yourself from bed. In addition, a mirror can be used well when you do not have the ability to place your bed in such a way that you have a view of the door. You can place this in such a way that you can view the entrance via the mirror (and not yourself).
Make sure the room is slightly tidy! A mess bumps chi’s and causes poor flow of energy streams. Fitness equipment does not preserve you in the bedroom or under the bed or behind the closet. This brings the energy that stands for hard work and effort to your bedroom that is meant for relaxation and rest!
“Your Bedroom is to Rest”
The same is true for agencies. Your bedroom is not meant to work. Desks also do not provide the right “relaxing” energy. And if I turn around this and maybe you recognize this too … I can generally work a lot more productively at an office than at home. Or when I studied, it was much easier to study at school or at school! Does this have to do with certain distractions we are at home? Or is this (partly) caused by exposure to the wrong and thus non-productive energy streams? Interesting!
No equipment in your bedroom
The bedroom is for rest and sleep. Avoid electronic equipment as much as possible in the bedroom. These can greatly disturb your sleep. If this is not possible because, for example, you do not have a separate bedroom, pull out as many plugs as possible! Do not let your computer, and preferably your modem, off. If you use your mobile phone as an alarm clock, put it on the plane mode to turn off the electric waves.(test for the certainty as to whether your alarm clock just does it, at least).
According to the Feng Shui leather, the bedroom is a Yin room and asks for soft lighting. Instead of 1 large bright lamp, you can better use different light points in your bedroom. Avoid lamps right above your bed and all the way at the head end.
Does Feng Shui really work?
I’m not entirely concerned about whether I believe in the whole Feng Shui philosophy. Interesting substance, it’s okay anyway! And now that I have something in depth, I find it very striking that I recognize certain inconveniences that would be explained by this! Maybe not so crazy to take Feng Shui seriously and keep this in mind when decorating your room.
It is not possible for most people to apply all of the above Feng Shui tips simply due to lack of space, building and layout of the house etc. And students with a student room are already very difficult (read impossible to get the room Feng Shui to get). But of course there are always some of the above tips that you can apply. And the more you apply, the more Feng Shui sets up your bedroom, the more balance there is, and the better “flow” the energy streams through your room! And the more Feng Shui your room is furnished, the better you sleep.
What do you think? Do you believe in Feng Shui, Ying & Yang and Chi’s ?? And / or do you, like me, recognize certain “feelings” that would be explained by this? I would like to hear and share your opinion and experience. So if you want to talk about it, feel free to leave your comment below. Would really be fun!