The roots of Feng Shui (风水- literally " wind and water" ) is the Chinese doctrine of the creation of spaces in harmony with their environment.
The principles of Feng Shui can for example be considered in room facilities, house architecture and landscaping . The interior design is based on multiple rules, which are designed to ensure that so-called unwanted energies can not settle in these areas. For example, hard edges are avoided, and it is generally taken to symmetrical arrangements .

An important role is also the elements of the five- element theory and its radiance and balance. Feng Shui is still very prevalent in modern China and virtually every major construction projects is of a Feng Shui master to advise .

From a scientific point of view, the idea of ​​energy (chi ) that can be steered by the spatial arrangement of furniture or the house architecture and provides either for wealth and happiness , or it avoids a superstition . Nevertheless, includes Feng Shui traceable aspects of the theory of harmony : People generally do not like to sit around with his back to the door. However, for these findings neither feng shui nor chi is necessary.

Günther Sator : Feng Shui. Living in Harmony, Grafe & Dead Ringers , 1997, ISBN 3774214603
Rohan Candappa : The Little Book of Feng Phooey . By pushing things around dramatically improve the lives , Farmer, Fribourg , 2001, ISBN 3762608059

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