This is a very intriguing ancient art of facilitating and balancing the "Chi" or cosmic energy in and
around the place of dwelling, to enhance peace, harmony and success in our lives.

The origin of Feng Shui dates back to some 3000 odd years ago, when it was used only for the royal
families of China. A large number of structures were erected in accordance with its principles. Singapore,
centre of a lot of trade, and activity is said to have been constructed entirely according to Feng Shui.
No wonder then about the high energy of activities there.

Feng Shui has been described as the art of creating wealth, prosperity and harmony.

It can be translated as "Wind" and "Water". It is an eco-art, linking man and his destiny with his surroundings.

Feng Shui is pronounced as "Fung Shway".

By following Feng Shui, one can rightly channelise the Chi energy and significantly enhance the good luck, and health of yourself and all persons living with you.

I have been practicing Indian Vastushastra for many years. And has given great results. But in many instances,
it is not practical to make alterations in the structure, which are required to be made, like changing the
direction of the kitchen, or the lavatory. The bedroom etc.

Here Feng Shui comes in to suggest simple methods to set a house to give you the maximum benefit.

It has become a common misconception, that by placing certain objects, commonly associated with Feng Shui,
such as the "Three legged toad", hanging bells on the door, and Chinese coins Inside it, one has applied Feng Shui.

Feng Shui implies the correct arrangement of things, in the house, & its surroundings, to facilitate the
flow of Chi Energy. The Chi energy is the collective influence of wind, water , earth, fire, and wood.

An expert in Feng Shui, goes through the house, and finds out what is ill placed.

A house is divided into nine equal parts, corresponding to the eight directions, and the centre.Each corresponds
to the following:

•Helping Friend,
On going over what has been placed where, and in what manner, a Feng Shui expert is able to find out in which
area of your life there is,or could be a problem.

Each of the above mentioned areas have an element of their own, like the career area correspond to the water element.
So if there is a fireplace there, are sure going to be problems related to career. The fame area corresponds
to the fire element. So if there is a water tank, or blue colour there, the fame will be hampered. Feng Shui
offers simple solutions to balance these by intelligent rearrangement, use of objects, and colours that
represent the desired element, or counteract the offending one.

Feng Shui is about living consciously on earth, thereby enjoying the highest quality of life force energy,
and enhancing our energy and creativity, to increase the potential for social and financial success,
prosperity and harmony. Disregarding this principle, may put a person in a position where he is against
the flow, causing turbulence and disharmony , thereby experiencing life as a struggle, inspite of his best
talents and efforts.

Five Elements Theory

The Chinese believe the interactions of the five elements - earth, wood, fire, metal and water - can be combined in different quantities to create all the permutations that are found in the forces of nature.

The elements have various connotations :

  • Fire : Fire is red, an auspicious color. It represents summer and is placed south.
  • Water : Water is black or dark blue, a solemn colour. It represents winter and is placed north.
  • Wood : Wood is green, a prosperous colour. It represents spring and is placed east.
  • Metal : Metal is white or golden, an intense colour. It represents fall and is placed west.
  • Earth : Earth is yellow or brown, a colour of attainment. It represents the centre.

The elements are, in fact, involved in two kinds of cyclical relationships: the productive and the destructive cycles. In the productive cycle, fire produces earth, which produces metal, which produces water, which produces wood, which in turn produces fire. In the destructive cycle, wood destroys earth, earth destroys water, water douses fire, fire melts metal, which in turn will chop down wood. Feng Shui practice requires that these individual symbolic elements be incorporated into the positioning of homes and workplaces using the Chinese system of categorising everybody's date and hour of birth according to the elements.