Feng shui is a Chinese philosophy that originated thousands of years ago. Feng Shui describes the placement of buildings and objects in rooms. The goal is to keep the energy in a home in balance. Feng Shui can be practiced in any room of the home, including your bathroom. The bathroom is the room in which we use the most water. Water is an important element in feng shui (“Feng shui” translates to the words wind and water).
Qi, or energy, is in the earth. The direction buildings face and the way furniture in a home is placed can influence how this energy will flow. When applied properly, it is believed feng shui can increase harmony, health, happiness, wealth and love in a person’s life. Before getting in the steam shower, consider the state of the feng shui in your bathroom.
Typically, in feng shui, the bathroom is perceived as a room that lets energy drain out of the home. Water is associated with energy, and the water in the bathroom is consistently flushed down the toilet or is consistently disappearing through the shower drain. The good thing is that proper feng shui techniques can help you limit how much energy drains out of your bathroom.
Ways to Improve Feng Shui in your Bathroom
-Make sure the mirror in your bathroom does not reflect the toilet. This would also reflect the bad energy.
-The toilet is one of the places where the energy drains away. It should be as far away from the bathroom door as possible. It’s even better if it is located inside a separate room or if it is concealed by a small wall.
-Give yourself different lighting options in your bathroom. You can install a dimmer or use candles for low lighting to create a relaxing environment during a bath.
-Keep the air in your bathroom fresh. Keep a window open and/or use the ventilation fan. Put some beautiful plants in your bathroom to contribute to the fresh air and the relaxing environment. Opening the window will also let in the natural sunlight.
-Some feng shui experts recommend the decorative colors white, blue or grey for the bathroom. Other feng shui practitioners recommend adding more wood elements and earth elements to the bathroom, including green and brown colors.
-Keep the bathroom clean. You don’t want clutter to get in the way and stress you out. Throw out or give away the items you never use.
-As much as possible, keep the bathroom door closed and keep the toilet lid closed to keep the energy inside of the bathroom. Some practitioners believe the energy flushing down the toilet is energy for wealth flushing away, so keep that toilet closed!
-Keep your bathroom smelling nice with essential oils and/or candles. These scents will help increase the relaxing energy in the room.
The bathroom is for purifying the body, relaxing the mind and is where renewal takes place. This area should do its best to promote peace, health, cleanliness and love. Good luck in your feng shui endeavors.