Feng Shui Bed Placement
Feng Shui bed placement has a very significant effect on your relationship, health, wealth and other life areas.
On entering your bedroom, note where the windows are located. Chi tends to travel between the door and any windows. Make sure you avoid positioning your bed in line with this 'draught' of chi.
The next consideration in Feng Shui bed placement is to position your bed so that you can see the door from where you sleep. This gives you a feeling of peace and safety. If it is feasible, position your bed as far away from the door as possible. The further your bed is from the door, the more space in the room you command and the more empowered you feel.
If it is not feasible to place your bed so you can see the door, a Feng Shui cure is to place a mirror on the opposite wall so that you can see the door in the mirror.
You should also avoid sleeping with your head close to a window as your chi will dissipate through the window and make you feel more tired on awakening. This position also make you feel unsafe and unsure of things in your life. Having the head of your bed against a solid wall that has only a small, high window above the bed is usually fine.
If you have a bathroom, toilet or shower leading off your bedroom, make sure that the toilet door is always shut while you are asleep. Check which side the door to your bedroom is hinged. The ideal situation is for your door to open out freely into the room. In some Edwardian or Victorian homes it was fashionable to hinge a door the opposite way so that, on entering, you were greeted by a blank wall. This was to give you extra privacy while you slept, changed or washed. In this situation, however, you are potentially reducing the flow of chi into the room.
For additional relationship and life support, your bed should feature a strong and solid head board. A bed with a good headboard has better support for your relationship. Having a solid 'mountain' behind you while you sleep is far more beneficial than a cold, blank wall.
Note the position of your bed relative to the wall that it is up against. Is it equi-distant - in the middle of the wall? This is vital in a relationship as it gives both individuals who share the bed equality in the relationship. A shared bed crammed into the corner of a room, is giving more freedom of chi to the individual on the open side whereas the partner will literally and symbolically feel up against a wall. For added stability and protection in the relationship, you can place matched bedside tables on either side making sure that all edges are rounded to prevent cutting chi being focused towards the occupants.
Ceiling beams above the bed are a Feng Shui bed placement nightmare! Not only can they be a source of cutting chi but as the beams are supporting the roof or floor above you they carry a tremendous load, and this pressure is focused into the beams generating chi which continues downwards, placing direct pressure on you while you sleep. There are a number of Feng Shui bedroom tips for this scenario:
- Painting the beams to make them 'disappear',
- Hanging two Chinese bamboo flutes 2-3 in (5-7.5 cm) below the beam to soften the load - bamboo is hollow, light and yin to counterbalance the beam (the flutes are hung at a 45 degree angle to the beam with the mouthpiece downwards),
- Building a false ceiling,
- Pinning muslin, a drape or linen across the beams,
- If you live in a period property where beams are one of the finest features of your home, consider getting a four-poster bed. This is in keeping with the style of the home and will provide a canopy for your protection.
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