Almost 6,000 years ago originating in China, Feng Shui referred to as ‘Chinese Geomancy’ is a pseudoscientific traditional practice. “Feng” means wind and “shui” means water. The philosophy of feng shui is a practice of arranging the pieces in living spaces in order to create balance with the natural world. 

Fig 1: Fengshui steps to decorating your home.

In ancient China, farms and villages were completely placed within the protective folds of mountains, shielded from hazardous winds and developed by the gentle, winding streams. The people who practiced these principles flourished in agriculture and trade and grew strong and powerful. They produced social, cultural and military leaders unlike their neighbors who were exposed to harsh winds and barren land. The art of Feng Shui was refined over many centuries, producing an abundance of learned scholars.

It is an ancient method of constructing and improving residences and businesses to bring about pleasure, wealth and harmony. It includes urban planning, architecture, interior design, and garden design.

Fig 2: Feng shui plants- Orchid, Snake plant

Feng shui experts have found that plants are good feng shui for the bedroom. Living green plants bring in wood energy. Wood energy is healing and cultivates kindness and flexibility. The bedroom is the space you spend the most time in, so the power of plants can impact you the most in the bedroom. House plants like Pothos, Areca Palm, Jade plant, Spider plant, orchid that purify the air bring in good feng shui.