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Feng Shui: the architecture of well-being


The world of Italian real estate is not very focused on Feng Shui, yet this type of furniture is reputed to be able to influence the mental and physical health of man. TheFeng Shui it is an ancient Chinese Taoist art and its principles, applied to architecture and furniture, should give positive energy to the environments. The philosophy on which theFeng Shuiit is about the very sensible concept that our lives are deeply influenced by our body and the physicality that surrounds us.

If we surround ourselves with negative symbols, contempt and indifference will become masters of our life, on the contrary, by applying the principles of Feng Shui, harmony and serenity will take over precisely because every room and every building will be full of sweetness, kindness, sympathy ... all framed by full balance with Nature and Mother Earth. This is why the Feng Shuican marry perfectly with thegreen building:much space is given to natural lighting, respect for nature, greenery and eco-friendly materials.

Of course, even in the furnishingsFeng Shui there is no shortage of speculations: cardboard, plastic applications, wall tattoos and many other objects, are often marketed as symbols ofFeng Shuibut they have nothing to do with the real "architecture with Taoist roots". No octagonal mirror, no crystal moon will be able to improve the psychophysical health of an inhabitant if the place where he lives lacks harmony.

Feng Shui it means"Wind and water", the wind blows and the water flows, both symbols of floating positive energy. As with water, theFeng Shuirefers to five natural elements, it involves the use of positive colors, certain exterior shapes, landscapes and even the preference for specific orientations and positions for each room. With careful study, theFeng Shuiit can also be applied to entire buildings, factories or companies.

In Taoist philosophy there are five elements that make up the universe, these are also the five fundamental elements ofFeng Shui: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. These elements are considered to be the five states of energy and intensity. According to the theoryFeng Shui, in the drawing of every man an element predominates, so an architect, before starting the work, should investigate the life of his client and identify his key element and based on this proceed with the choice of orientations, building materials of shapes and colors.

Generally speaking, the five elements are divided as follows:
- Water is the key element of the man who has devoted his life to a career. It connotes wealth and "the spark"understood as a working genius.
-Wood is the typical element of those who carry within themselves a strong dedication to the family and at the same time connotes growth, stability and flexibility.
-The Earth is the element of a strong, solid man who wishes for health and prosperity.
-Metal focuses on creativity, instills power, firmness and wealth.
-Fire is the cornerstone of many movie stars, in fact it encourages hunger, attracts the spotlight and focuses on good reputation.

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Video: Learning Feng Shui Basics to Improve your Life. (October 2021).