If you have some extra space, wouldn’t it be wonderful to turn it into your own Feng Shui meditation room where you can pray, meditate, or just unwind for a while to discover your inner self? While most people aren’t as fortunate to have a full room to themselves, what I’m about to discuss still applies to a smaller space or section of a larger room.
Benefits to use a Feng Shui Meditation Room
Most of our childhood senses tend to fade as we grow older. These areas of the brain, however, are still tucked away in our subconscious minds. All we have to do is access them once more. The Feng Shui meditation room can also be used for many other purposes, such as setting up your personal shrine or Feng Shui altar to offer prayers to deities or spirits. Another benefit of having this space is that you can unwind, read, or take a little nap in the afternoon.
You might be surprised to learn that using this particular space will be quite helpful and encouraging to you if you need to focus on anything important. We’ll later examine the right location and ideal set-up in more detail using the Flying Star, Ming Gua, and 8 Mansion techniques.
Why is Mediation so Important for Feng Shui?
Feng Shui for the home is only one part of the whole picture. It is true that altering the energy flow within the home will enable us to experience the optimum energy fields for a peaceful existence. However, a lot of people don’t realize how closely related personal Feng Shui is to it. Why does this matter?
Let’s say that a particular energy section of the home is conducive to the development of your spiritual life. This does not suggest that you should just accept the positive energy as it is and do nothing. It is advisable to practice yoga or meditation since personal actions must also be in place. Finding the ideal breathing exercises or a mentor from whom you can acquire effective yoga or meditation techniques are examples of how the supportive energy of the space can aid and support you.
A simple formula: your personal actions PLUS positive room energy = most Auspicious Results!
OK, I have sidestepped a little bit, but let’s return to meditation. It is possible to access the invisible energy fields known as “Qi” through meditation. We are able to feel, sense, touch, and even smell the universal life-force Qi once the body’s senses are once again in complete alignment. It greatly aids a person profoundly to advance in life in many ways. There is no denying that a Feng Shui meditation room can help your nerves calm down and enable you to unwind after a stressful day.
Keep in mind that living a balanced life with a limited amount of stress and adequate amounts of downtime can help you not only stay healthy but also be happy.
Sometimes the root of a person’s problems cannot be physically remedied by Feng Shui (geocentric concept). Said differently, we must always keep the Heaven-Man-Earth Qi concept in mind. For instance, if an individual’s personal behavior (egocentric concept) is what is causing them to suffer, we should not stray and look into other applications for the remedy; instead, we should remain focused on the specific concept to find the root of the issue and correct it.
Let’s say you are constantly stressed out (chronic stress) and hope that the Feng Shui meditation room (physical geocentric concept) alone is the magic cure to battle it. However, it can assist to some degree, as previously described, but the behavior is driven by the individual conduct of a person or the egocentric field.
Finding measures to lessen the overall stress of everyday life is a necessary step that must be taken. When your personal behavior and physical environment (Feng Shui meditation room) concept is properly aligned, you will reach previously unseen levels in life. I hope this illustrates how vital it is to have the joined forces of different Qi forms work hand in hand.
In conclusion, both personal actions and physical space must be in sync; otherwise, it not will work!
Finding your Personal, Supportive Kua Direction for Meditation
Rule 1 – Align your back toward the supportive meditation direction:
Finding your auspicious orientation (see below) and then turning your back to it can help the universal energy flow assist your own growth. The same holds true for relaxing, reading, and focusing. Always keep your back towards this direction.
Rule 2 – Always sleep with your head pointing in your favorable relaxation direction:
Naps in the Feng Shui meditation room are best taken with the head pointing towards your personal direction, which brings the most relaxing and supportive energy.
To illustrate, for those born in 1977 who have the Kun trigram, the best direction would be the southwest. If you want to prosper, you should stick to guidelines 1 and 2.
The Kua numbers and the best direction to meditate or pray are shown below for both sexes:
- Kua number 1: North
- Kua Number 2: Southwest
- Kua Number 3: East
- Kua Number 4: Southeast
- Kua Number 5: Southwest
- Kua Number 6: Northwest
- Kua Number 7: West
- Kua Number 8: Northeast
- Kua Number 9: South
* Please keep in mind that the directions above refer to real cardinal compass directions, not home energy chart location sectors.
Our Favorite Meditation Methods:
Some of you may be relatively new to meditation or have not meditated in a long time. For those who are currently meditating, the best outcomes will come from continuing with your usual approach. Below, I will outline a fast five-minute meditation approach that I also use throughout the day:
- Find a comfortable place to lie down or sit for meditation.
- Close your eyes.
- Bring your thoughts to rest.
- Open your heart, breathe slowly in and out, and make a connection to your inner self.
- For about 5 minutes, slowly count backwards from 64 to 0 (64 is the number of i-ching).
- Concentrate on counting down and keep other thoughts at bay. Don’t let yourself be distracted.
- In case you miscount, start over again, as it is essential to concentrate on the counting only.
- When you reach 0, you should be in a meditative state of mind.
- Keep your eyes closed and continue to inhale and exhale deeply.
- You can now open your eyes.
- I recommend doing it twice a day: in the early morning and before bedtime.
Do this to activate your creative side or to relax:
According to the yin yang theory, which you may be familiar with, our brain can be divided into a yin and a yang side. The right half of the brain is home to the yin, or more feminine side. Inside your Feng Shui meditation room, close your right nostril and take many deep breaths through your left nostril for a few minutes if your only goal is to relax or unleash your more creative side rather than meditate. You’ll notice that you feel calmer right away or that you have new ideas on the spot.
Do this to activate your logical, rational thinking:
The left half of the brain is the yang, or more masculine side. To engage a more logical, rational thought process, close your left nostril and begin breathing via your right nasal passage. You may need it for work or to resolve any kind of problem. Both activities ought to be carried out in the Feng Shui meditation room, facing the most favorable personal direction.
In conclusion, if you are plagued by headaches at work or at home and are having difficulty concentrating or sleeping, try this left nostril breathing exercise for 8 to 15 minutes before bedtime. If you need to be active and full of energy for the day, do the right nostril breathing technique before heading out to work.
Use the nostril breathing technique to balance your body’s yin yang:
It is relatively simple and easy to achieve body balance. Breathe in and out through your left nostril for about eight minutes, then switch to your right nostril and continue for the same amount of time. Reverse the direction and repeat on the left. You can switch for up to an hour.
However, you should alternate between the left and right nostrils (yin and yang) at least equally to achieve the optimal energy balance. It has the benefit of balancing not only one side of the brain but the entire body. Please remember to breathe slowly and not rush; you need to relax your body and mind.
Why does this simple breathing technique work so well?
The circulation of qi in a good Feng Shui meditation space or area can very well support and improve the natural qi flow of the body. Because Qi is primarily found in our blood, we can refer to our body as an antenna for sending and receiving all manifestations of Qi.
Meditation Room according to Feng Shui principles
There are two main methods we can employ in classical Feng Shui to design and determine the ideal area to place the Feng Shui meditation room. The Tian Yi energy is the most favorable location for a room, according to the Eight Mansion Theory. Tian Yi, also known as the Heavenly Doctor, is linked to an energy that promotes all forms of healing.
You must first do a compass reading to determine the facing and sitting positions of your home in order to locate the Tian Yi energy area within. You can use the table below to identify the precise location after you know which way your property sits (which is typically the opposite of the facing direction):
- Faces: South – Sits: North –> Tian Yi Sector of home: EAST
- Faces: North – Sits: South –> Tian Yi Sector of home: SOUTHEAST
- Faces: West – Sits: East –> Tian Yi Sector of home: NORTH
- Faces: East – Sits: West –> Tian Yi Sector of home: SOUTHWEST
- Faces: SW – Sits: NE –> Tian Yi Sector of home: NORTHWEST
- Faces: NE – Sits: SW –> Tian Yi Sector of home: WEST
- Faces: NW – Sits: SE –> Tian Yi Sector of home: SOUTH
- Faces: SE – Sits: NW –> Tian Yi Sector of home: NORTHEAST
Using Flying Star Principles:
The alternative approach is to determine the best energy setting for the meditation space using the flying star method. In each section of the home’s permanent construction energy chart, the mountain star can be located on the left. For instance, the number combination 8-2 indicates that star 8 is in the mountain star position, which rules all aspects of personality, including behavior and health.
As a general rule, it is beneficial to occupy and use the space for relaxation and meditation under the influence of any auspicious mountain star (Star 1, Star 8, or Star 9). As a side note, the Earth Star 2 is only favorable starting in Period 9 (2024) if it is not under the control of any other star energy.
This indicates that Star 2 is usable if we find it with another earth star (8) or a metal star combination on our permanent floor energy map. However, if we have, for example, a combination of 2-4, the star 2 (Earth) is being controlled by the star 4 (Wood), which it does not appreciate at all. In such an instance, it is not advised to utilize Star 2 for any mountain star related activities, such as sleeping, resting, napping, or meditating without any proper remedies in place.
Meditation Room Design Rules
To create a soothing and welcoming atmosphere, we should keep the following design elements in mind:
- Steer clear of any vividly colored furniture, wall paint, or other accents.
- The atmosphere should be soothing and unwinding.
- Any pastel shade is the best choice for a color scheme because it is neutral and won’t interfere with the energy of the flying star.
- Keep the area neat and free of clutter.
- It must adhere to the same strict standards of cleanliness as your bedroom.
- It is ideal for the area to receive some natural light, but it shouldn’t be too bright or dark.
- Have a meditation mat or sofa aligned with your personal best meditation direction (see above).
- Play soothing music in the beta or gamma ranges on a media player.
- Please turn off the TV and any other noisemakers, like cell phones, ticking clocks, or gym equipment, that might make it hard for you to focus.
if you are unable to set up a full Feng Shui meditation room, it is preferable to use wall partitions to divide the space from the rest of the room. To make the mediation section more yin as yang, the yin and yang forces must be effectively separated from one another.
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