You may have heard of Feng Shui and the benefits of using it within your home to make a more relaxing space. It’s benefits are best felt in your bedroom, where you go to chill out.
You might not understand how this ancient art can help you sleep, but it can change your entire sleep environment for the better.
You might be wondering what Feng Shui is. In its literal form, it means ‘wind and water’. These elements are associated with good health and fortune. Derived and practiced originally in China, the art of Feng Shui is implemented all over the world. It consists of arranging space and objects in an environment in a way that is said to achieve harmony and balance. This sounds like a perfect cocktail for a dreamy night’s sleep.
Feng Shui creates a harmonious area that is said to support health, wellbeing and happiness.
Many people believe it does. Feng Shui is said to work to create a healing and nurturing energy, which dramatically improves the healthiness of your sleep. When the room has incorporated a good Feng Shui, it is said to bring improvement to relaxation levels, and we all know how important relaxation is for a good night of sleep.
Feng Shui is said to build a space that makes you feel loved and safe, and what more do you need for a healthy night of sleep.
Feng Shui might sound confusing to you, but it doesn’t have to be challenging. In this article, we’ll give you some simple ideas on how you can achieve Feng Shui in your bedroom, and further explain how it can improve your sleep.
The first thing you need to do is ensure your bed is positioned correctly, in what is called the ‘commanding position’. To protect your energy whilst you sleep, your bed should be positioned against a wall, and include a solid headboard. This gives you extra support and reduces the movement of energy above your head, which enables you to have a peaceful night of sleep.
Mirrors should not directly face your bed, as this can deplete your energy whilst your sleep, and the aim of sleep is to restore.
Also, try not to align your bed with doors. In the traditional art of Feng Shui, this position represents a morbid statement, in which a coffin is taken away by its feet.
Opening your windows during the day is a Feng Shui technique that enables light and air to run through your bedroom and purify it before you get into bed. Try to do this every day if you can.
You need to remove or give away unwanted clutter or objects in your bedroom to achieve Feng Shui. Everything you have in your room should promote a feeling of relaxation, love, and harmony.
A room devoid of electricity is best, however we understand this is not for everyone, so reducing your electrical use is a good start. By electricity we mean technology, including televisions, smart phones, and laptops.
The magnetic fields these produce have the ability to cause health problems and sleep issues.
The bedroom’s purpose is purely for relaxation and healthy sleep, so avoid scrolling through your feed or catching up on news. If you must do something, meditating or reading a book could be good alternatives.
This might sound silly, but it really does work. Offer thanks to your clean and relaxing space as often as you can. Feng Shui is a shamanic tradition that believes everything is living, and that includes your bedroom. Your bedroom gives you rest, so you should cherish it, and celebrate what it has to offer. Offering your gratitude enables you to connect more with this space.
Mother nature’s true living art can bring tranquillity, which is exactly what you want to attract when trying to achieve a healthy night’s sleep in your Feng Shui bedroom. Natural life can come in many forms, but the placement of several indoor plants, smooth stones in a container on your bedside table, or naturistic designs, can have a positive effect on your sleep.
We’re not suggesting you start painting, but the colours you incorporate into your bedroom should be calm and relaxing colours. Think of wood, fire, Earth, metal and water, and use these elements when you are choosing your colour pallet.
Whatever you choose, you should incorporate some Earth links, either in colour or objects, because these create a nourishing energy. It’s almost like someone giving you a hug.
A mattress made from natural materials will fit in with your Feng Shui bedroom and help you get a good night of sleep. Ely mattresses are made from all natural materials. To find out more, read about our thirteen layers.