elements in this practice that are completely down-to-earth. Feng shui master and interior designer Kiran Chandan shares
her best tips for making every room in your house feel calm and happy.
It’s a practice based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening inside us, says Kiran. The purpose of feng shui is to get your environment in alignment with who you are and where you want to go—to harmonize your energy with your home’s energy. Feng Shui is based on the concept that everything in your environment has a life force or energy called “chi.”
Just as chi flows through your body, chi also flows your through living environment. When the energy flow is stagnant
(think clutter and overflowing closets), moves too quickly (think long dark hallways, stairs, and straight shots through the home), or is obstructed (think walls, trees, or even cars in the wrong place), the unbalanced chi may lead to ill health, domestic strife, or financial concerns.
Feng Shui adjustments can help you make sure that the chi energy flow is just right so that everything in your environment supports your wish for good luck, good health, harmonious relationships, and prosperity.
By carefully considering what you bring in. how you arrange your rooms, and how you maintain the place. Everything has energy, even inanimate objects. Feng shui helps guide that energy and let it flow freely through your home.
The success of these principles led to the application of Feng Shui to indoor furnishings, including everything from sofas and pictures to paints and art objects. Practitioners of Feng Shui developed the bagua, a Feng Shui map that indicates where in the home specific enhancements are to be applied.
The bagua is placed over the floor plan of a home (or room) and shows the location of nine main areas of energy in every home: Helpful People/Travel, Children/Creativity, Relationships and Romance, Fame, Wealth, Family, and Self Development.
As part of arranging a home or business, Kiran also includes a complex mix of compass directions, birthdays of occupants, Chinese astrology and cultural elements.
Kiran’s style of Feng-Shui is very different compared to the many as she incorporates the changes in the most subtle ways. Her knowledge of an interior designer plays a major role during the changes as she plays with colours and the placement of the furniture for best results.