Today we’re talking feng shui in the bedroom. To learn how to apply its magic in your home, we tapped classical feng shui consultant (who has helped her clients improve their wealth, health, career, and relationships … one space at a time) and founder of One World Feng Shui, Francoise Courty-Dan, to share five expert tips on giving your room the right feng shui for better sleep.
We’ll let her take it from here with a bit of history first.
“Traditional Chinese feng shui is the ancient art and science of living in harmony with your environment. It enhances life experience through energy by harnessing natural, benevolent forces and correcting negative ones to improve wealth, health, relationships, and career.
Qi is energy, and energy is everywhere. It has an impact on you—especially in the bedroom. The average person sleeps about seven hours a night, spends 26 years of their life sleeping, and spends about seven years trying to fall asleep … Bottom line, we spend a third of our life sleeping and 33 years in bed! Let’s make the most out of it and enjoy as many nights as we can of awesome bedtime.
Feng shui your bedroom with a few easy tips:
Declutter and Detox
Keep your bedroom neat and organized. Make sure to check under the bed; a clear space allows good energy flow. Clutter is like obstacles on the road that impede you from reaching your goals. It drains and wears you down, leaving you frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Letting go of things that don’t serve you frees up room for what you love. Find your own balance between minimalist and packrat.
Opt for eco-friendly products and linens and consciously curated furniture to avoid toxins, off-gassing, and unneeded chemicals.
Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before sleeping. They are fire energy and don’t promote peaceful sleep.
Where to rest your weary head
Your bed is essential; a solid wood or upholstered headboard will provide support.
Clear the energy of prior lovers, regardless of how amazing they were, by smudging your bedroom and investing in a new set of sheets.
Dos and Don’ts of Decor
Excessively bright and dark colors are not recommended; pick neutral and calming colors you love.
If you can, avoid mirrors, especially if they reflect your image in bed; they make chi too Yang (active).
Don’t work there!
Add the earth element with crystals such as rose quartz, amethyst, selenite, angelite, and flower essences to ground the energy and improve your sleep quality.
Use these feng shui tips to evaluate your bedroom and improve its energy flow, enhance the quality of your sleep, and positively transform your life.”