Friday, May 28, 2010

Easy Feng Shui tips for the Bedroom: The Bed

Have you ever walked into a room and it just didn't feel right? Practitioners of Feng Shui believe it's because the 'Chi' or the universal energy is not flowing properly through a room. Feng Shui techniques remove, rearrange or add elements to a space to improve the flow or 'chi' of the room. Recently we did some rearranging in our own bedroom and it really seemed to help so we thought we would share with our readers, a few simple tips they can use to improve their own bedrooms. First, we'll start with the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom-The Bed. Apply some of these tips to your bedroom and see if it makes a difference. Does Feng Shui really work? We'll let you be the judge. But hey, it doesn't hurt to try!

The Bed

1. Headboard: A good headboard provides support and protection while your body is refueling it's own energy while you sleep. A headboard should be wood or upholstered, but most important is it be sturdy.
2. Foundation/Frames: Energy should flow effortlessly all around and underneath your bed. Beds with built in storage, disrupt the flow of chi. Removing items from underneath the bed can help circulate the energy in the room. Foundations and bed frames, should be sturdy and level. The idea is to provide a solid even base to support your body while it re-energizes.
3. Mattress: A good mattress provides a comfortable platform on which to rest and is vital to sustaining good back health. Choose a mattress that best suits your physical needs, while keeping in mind the type of materials used in making the mattress. One option is the Soy Green mattress from Magniflex. It's made with an aloe vera base and has soy inter-weaved into the fabric. A natural choice is always best. You also want your mattress to brand new. Never purchase a used mattress! We think this goes without saying, but used mattresses also come with whatever bad energy the previous owners left behind. Plus, it's just gross!

These are just a few helpful tips to restore chi to your bedroom. In our next post, we'll focus on the importance of bed placement and essential furniture for good Feng Shui in the bedroom.

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