10 Feng Shui tips to banish bad energy from your home

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Energies play an important role in Feng Shui teachings. Everything is designed to allow chi, the positive energy, to flow freely and have a positive impact on the lives of those living in the house. However, negative energies should not be given a chance to spread in the house. Today we have brought you ten tips that can help protect yourself against bad energy. There's a lot you can do to stimulate the harmonious flow of chi—from a tidy home to fresh air, houseplants and the right accessories to optimal furniture positioning. Are you wondering how you can remove negative energy in Feng Shui by cleaning your house or what does salt have to do with the whole topic? Then you should read on.

Improve your feeling of living through Feng Shui

Do you want to cleanse your rooms of negative energy? Most of you are probably familiar with Feng Shui in this context. But many people are not aware of what exactly is important if you want to get rid of negative energy and how you can achieve an impressive improvement in the quality of your living with small changes and tips. For this reason, today we have put together ten great and effective Feng Shui ideas for you that cost little or nothing and are very easy to implement. For example, find out how you can smoke out negative energy. Smoking with sage is a particularly popular method. House cleaning also plays an important role in Feng Shui. So make sure that your apartment is always clean and tidy. You will see that you will feel much more comfortable.

By the way, for anyone who wants even more inspiration, we have put together a home cleaning service—A guide to hiring excellent professionals. This is a great way to start getting rid of negative energy in your house.

1. Get rid of broken items

The cracked vase, the chair with the loose back, the cupboard with the worn-out door: in Feng Shui, there are no greater energy robbers than broken objects. So you should get rid of anything defective or damaged. This has a liberating effect—not only on you but also on the chi, which can flow freely again. By the way, repairing doesn't always help. Once a plate or vase has a crack, it is not enough to repair it. The breaking point will always attract negative energies.

2. Let the air circulate

Bad air disrupts our concentration and well-being and also suffocates any positive energy. That's why it's important to ventilate well regularly and thus create a pleasant, fresh indoor climate. If the air can circulate freely, so can the chi.

3. Avoid hoarding things

The ultimate tip from experts: The more cluttered your home is, the harder it is for the energy to flow there. In Feng Shui, junk is nothing but blocked energy and must be removed accordingly. Regularly and consistently clear out everything that you don't actually need and free yourself from unnecessary ballast, both physically and mentally.

4. Bring plants into your home that promote positive energy

Houseplants filter the air in the room, regulate humidity and are even able to break down environmental toxins. They can also reduce stress and have a calming effect on our psyche. In Feng Shui they also fulfill another task: they increase the chi in closed rooms. This means: With the right plants you can protect yourself against bad energy. Spider plants, aloe, cyclamen, orchids and bamboo are particularly helpful.

More houseplants for positive vibes

A plant like this immediately creates a beautiful atmosphere in your home. Try it out and benefit from the positive effects of the plant.

5. Improves the indoor climate with salt

Salt plays an important role in Feng Shui because it not only has a therapeutic and antibacterial effect on food and medicine but also helps us to improve the indoor climate in the home. It binds dust, allergens and odours through the humidity and neutralizes bad energies. In addition to the classic form, salt can also be brought into the room using salt lamps, washes and accessories made of salt.

6. Hang mirrors

Mirrors are particularly important in Feng Shui teaching because they not only create a more spacious feeling but also activate the chi and thus improve the flow of energy. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when hanging: Distorting mirrors should be avoided, the optimal position is opposite doors and entrances, and it is better to avoid mirrors in the bedroom as they quickly cause unrest.

7. Never place the bed towards the window or door

We stay in the bedroom and focus on the optimal position for the bed. According to Feng Shui, the installation location not only influences the aesthetics of the room but also the quality of our sleep. The headboard should be against a solid wall that conveys security. It must point neither towards the window nor the door. In general, the bed should not be too close to the window or door.

8. Pay special attention to the entrance

You should pay particular attention to the entrance area because it is the gateway into the house and the lives of its residents and as such is extremely important for the flow of energy. The front door should convey stability and security, the hallway should be sufficiently lit and subtly show the way into the apartment. The room effect should be light, bright, airy and friendly. So it's better to avoid aggressive colors and shapes.

9. Work with different room scents

Room scents have a great effect on our subconscious and well-being. If you use the right scents, you support the flow of chi and can protect yourself against bad energies. For example, citrus scents have an invigorating and refreshing effect and floral scents have a relaxing and calming effect. Tree scents such as sandalwood and myrrh have a regenerating and balancing effect, while earthy vanilla and honey notes can have a sensual and erotic effect.

10. Brush regularly

Cleanliness is the be-all and end-all of Feng Shui. Chi cannot flow properly between dust and dirt. Therefore, you can get rid of bad energy according to Feng Shui with regular house cleaning. This includes vacuuming and mopping, tidying up, taking out trash, cleaning windows, and eliminating anything that might disrupt chi.

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