What Are Some Feng Shui Tips For The Bedroom?

What are some Feng Shui tips for the bedroom? Learn how to set your bedroom furniture for successful sleeping patterns using Feng Shui. Bedrooms are our sanctuaries, the one place in the home where the primary...

Bedrooms are our sanctuaries, the one place in the home where the primary function of the room is to rest. However, many of us find ourselves not resting in our bedrooms. Maybe we can't sleep because of insomnia or late-night t.v. watching. Perhaps we find ourselves working in our bed, papers strewn across the comforter. Others of us might be spicing up our bedrooms with arguments as opposed to love-making.

Feng shui has an answer for all these woes. The fine Chinese art of enhancing energy flows or chi around our environment can help elevate the comfort and perhaps romance we want (and need!) in our bedrooms.

Sheila Wright, a PSYCH-K facilitator and a Feng Shui and Energy Balancing Specialist, says the purpose of feng shui is, "to align ourselves in a balanced and harmonious way to the energies of where we live and work...When we are properly aligned in our environments they enable each of us to live richer, fuller, happier lives."

Wright gives a few specific suggestions to enrich the energy or chi in your bedroom:

1. Remove clutter in the bedroom, especially from beneath the bed. You should not have stuff underneath your bed, especially a mirror. Also, anything in the room that is reminiscent of a failed relationship or negativity, move it to another room or throw it out.

2. If you have a mirror facing your bed, remove it or cover it up. Mirrors are reflective, so they bounce energy around and this excess chi could disturb your sleep. Also, if a mirror is at the foot of your bed and is the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning or the middle of the night, you could startle yourself by seeing your reflection.

3. You shouldn't have a television or screen in obvious view. If you have a TV, it should be in a cabinet or it should be covered at night because like a mirror it is a reflective surface.

4. Ideally, you should not sleep with your head on a wall that is opposite from a bathroom with a drain. This position could cause your chi to flow down the drain. And keep the door to your bathroom closed while you sleep.

Also recommended by Wright is the website, All-About-Feng-Shui.co.uk. In her opinion, this website is the best resource on the web for those interested in learning more about feng shui or becoming a practitioner.
This website, adds a few more recommendations for enhancing the chi in your bedroom:

1. If you have children, adults should sleep with the crown of their head facing the west, where as children benefit from facing the east toward the morning rays of the sun. If you don't have children, you can choose which direction you'd like to face. If you face the west you should experience a deeper sleep whereas if you face the east you will wake up feeling motivated to start your day.

2. Do not place your bed so that your feet directly face a doorway. The deceased are brought into a room much in the same manner and you don't want to sleep that heavily!

3. Do not position the bed so that the crown of your head faces a window as your chi could flow out. Better to choose a wall and a sturdy bedpost behind you for better stability in your life and relationships.

4. Your bed also should not directly face a window as the glare attracts Sha energy.
Choosing a room next to the living room as a bedroom is good feng shui. If the home is two floors, choose the room over a lounging room as your bedroom.

5. Keep the colors of your bedroom peaceful and tranquil. A vibrant color may excite the chi in the room, making it difficult for you to rest fully.

6. Put all lights in the bedroom on a dimmer switch and keep the wattage of the bulbs low.
Focus your efforts on creating your own private paradise in your bedroom, a place where you can rest and re-energize yourself for your next day.

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