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Feng shui

  1. 1. 1CULTURE & ARCHITECTURE
  2. 2. • Fengshui, or wind-and-water, also known as geomancy, is an ancient practice that uses almanacs, charms, and complex compasses to coordinate the interactions of people, their living spaces, and the natural environment.• Fengshui regulates two dimensions of the environment - the spatial (the physical configuration of the land), and the temporal (determining the most favorable time to build).• According to these principles, humans change the environment when they build habitation sites, with a potential to alter the flow of beneficial energy or qi in a positive or a negative way.• The best sites allow energy or qi to flow freely, but not too rapidly.• The placement of earth (hills) and water (streams) was seen as especially crucial. Feng Shui & its Applicability 2
  3. 3. • Fengshui, a special Chinese • It repulses human destruction of tradition in architecture, usually nature and stresses cohabitation links the whole process from site with the environment, which is selection, designing, construction regarded as perfect and occult. and interior and exterior decorating in ancient times.• Feng means WIND and shui is • In China, a fengshui practitioner, WATER. or a diviner, usually applies• Fengshui combines the trinity of theories as Yingyang, Sixiang, the Heaven, the Earth and Wuxing and Bagua, based on the humans, and seeks harmony principle of the Heaven and the between selected site, orienting, Earth in harmony, to select an natural doctrine and human optimum place for accommodation. fate. Feng Shui & its Applicability 3
  4. 4. • Qi, deemed as the basic • There are five elements - long element of the physical (dragon), xue (cave), sha (sand), world in ancient Chinese shui (water) and xiang (orientation). philosophy, is the essence They avoid evil qi and gain auspicious qi. of fengshui.• The art of fengshui • In order to keep qi of the Heaven and advocates there is a the Earth in harmony in the certain field, sort of like construction of a new structure, earth magnetic field, termed as qi vein should not be spoiled. field.• An auspicious qi field is • The best orientation is a building with what fengshui practitioners its face facing a river or a lake in the seek while an evil one is south and back against a hill in the what they strive to avoid. north. Feng Shui & its Applicability 4
  5. 5. • Feng Shui is an ancient art and • Feng Shui is based on the Taoist science developed over 3,000 years vision and understanding of nature, ago in China. particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.• It is a complex body of system that reveals how to balance the energies • The ancient Chinese believed that the of any given space to assure the lands energy could either make or health and good fortune for people break the kingdom. inhabiting it. • The theories of yin and yang, as well• In Chinese culture wind and water are as the five feng shui elements, are associated with good health, thus some of the basic aspects of a feng good feng shui came to mean good shui analysis that come from Taoism. fortune, while bad feng shui means bad luck, or misfortune. Feng Shui & its Applicability 5
  6. 6. • Feng shui is the art of placing • Feng shui (pronounced fung shway) objects and arranging space in a is an ancient Chinese practice dating way that harmony and a balance back over 7000 years that, literally of the elements can be attained translated, means "wind-water". in that particular environment. • Used primarily in architecture,• Feng shui is an ancient Chinese landscaping and interior decorating, system of aesthetics believed to Operating on the belief that all things use the laws of both Heaven both living and inanimate have a (astronomy) and Earth "chi", or energy force, that flows (geography) to help one improve through it. life by receiving positive qi(chi) • Most Chinese interior design• Historically, feng shui was widely principles are based on Feng Shui, or used to orient buildings—often the ancient tradition of arrangement spiritually significant structures of space to create a harmonious such as tombs, but also dwellings environment. and other structures—in an auspicious manner. 6
  7. 7. • It is believed that adjusting the energy of the home through feng shui can promote health, prosperity, success and love.• Manipulating our outer world is often an effective way of changing our inner selves.• The success of Feng Shui depends on one’s intentions and constant attention.• One has to forget negative beliefs and this will help in overcoming the obstacles that are preventing positive things from happening . Feng Shui Octagon• In Feng Shui it is important to harness positive energy and allow it to flow freely. 7
  8. 8. FENG SHUI IN INTERIORS• Feng shui principles operate • Inauspicious (unlucky) energy is called mainly around the openings in a "killing breath". room. • Lucky energy lines travel in a curved,• Doors that face high activity wandering pattern. roadways and windows that look • The unlucky lines that create killing out onto a beautiful view are breath are straight and sharp, pointed preferable. objects which are referred to as• Foyers should be brightly lit and poison arrows. completely free of clutter. • Sharp corners, pointy roof angles, even• Chi flows through the home like outside electrical poles or exposed water, through doors and overhead beams are all considered to windows, so it is imperative that be poisonous. these entrances not be • Too many sharp angles are aggressive. blocked. Feng Shui & its Applicability 8
  9. 9. ELEMENTS OF FENG SHUI• WATER – promotes opportunities and wealth; Colors -Blue, Black• WOOD - promotes development and creative energies; Colors -Green, Brown• METAL - generates attention and transmit energy; Colors - White, Gray• EARTH – represents stability, permanence; Colors - Light Yellow, Sandy/Earthy, Light Brown• FIRE - is considered the most powerful of all five elements and represents energy & passion; Colors - Red, Strong Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink Feng Shui & its Applicability 9
  10. 10. COLORS IN FENG SHUI • Colors of Feng Shui helps to get as much positive energy as possible. • the color chart of Feng Shui determines the best color to harmonize the emotions and to radiate positive energy. • Ultimately, Feng Shui is the belief that believes in the manipulation of colors and the positioning of the various objects in a house, in order to divert the same amount of energy strong and positive as possible. The feng shui Color chart Feng Shui & its Applicability 10
  11. 11. Feng Shui Chart – representing the placement/grouping of spaces in a houseFeng Shui & its Applicability 11
  12. 12. Feng Shui Chart – representing the placement/grouping of spaces in a houseFeng Shui & its Applicability 12
  13. 13. THE BAGUA• The Bagua, originating from the I • By overlaying the Bagua onto a floor-plan, Ching or Book of Changes, is an the locations of these life areas are eight-sided map that overlays identified for the flow of chi through the the floorplan of a lot, building or structure. room. • For less chi areas simple solutions to• Each of the eight sections and adjust the chi flow to strengthen the area the center corresponds to a and bring it into harmony. section of life experience: • Simple Solutions such as Colors, career, wisdom/knowledge, textures, plants and mirrors are just a family, finances, reputation, few of the many elements that easily relationships, create good energy flow and transform children/creativity, an environment to one of harmony and benefactors/supportive well being. people, and health. Feng Shui & its Applicability 13
  14. 14. • Feng shui (or Fung shui) is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi. • It involves the intuitive, aesthetic adjustment of visible and invisible objects or factors, realigning all dimensions of the environment into a balanced, harmonious state.Feng Shui & its Applicability 14
  15. 15. FENG SHUI SYMBOLS TO BRING GOOD FORTUNE Frogs are said to bring The Fish (Carp or Koi) fortune and luck. Wealth, strength and prosperity Feng Shui & its Applicability 15
  16. 16. The Chinese Horse - Success, fame, endurance, courage and speed The Chinese Ox Success, abundance and accumulation of wealthFeng Shui & its Applicability 16
  17. 17. The Chinese Cranes Longevity, health, happiness, wisdom and good luckThe LuckyMoney CatMoney luck,business,wealth, The Wise Old Elephantprosperity and Strength,wisdom,prosperity,opportunities good luck and prudence Feng Shui & its Applicability 17
  18. 18. LUCKY CHARMS OF FENG SHUI Feng Shui & its Applicability 18

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