Feng Shui for Bedroom
We spend between a quarter and a third of our lives
in the bedroom, re-charging our batteries in an
environment that needs to be safe, secure and
Rest, relaxation and the quality of sleep you attain
are vital for a healthy life. In feng shui health is
more important than wealth, Chinese believes that
good health brings wealth and family harmony, this
is why applying Feng Ė Shui practice for the bedroom
This is particularly significant for the bread
winner's bedroom and it is usually the main bedroom
in the house. This is because you are at your most
vulnerable when you are asleep and the bedroom needs
A number of factors will need to be taken into
account such as the design, color, the decor and
most importantly the positioning of the bed and the
bedroom. It is recommended that the bed be placed at
the opposition end out of the direct line of an open
door, with the headboard supported by a wall or
screen, thus providing protection. Placing the bed
in this position will allow you to see who is coming
into the bedroom.
The bedroom being opposite or connected to the
kitchen or bathroom will cause unpleasant smells,
germs and cooking smells spreading into the bedroom.
Keeping the doors closed when in the bedroom will
reduce any harmful effects.
If your bed is placed directly under or bedsides a
large window, then keep the blinds or curtains drawn
when you are resting. This will provide protection
from the amount of Chi coming through the window as
it may disrupt your sleep or rest. Also avoid
placing a mirror directly opposite the window as
this will reduce the beneficial effects of Chi
circulating the bedroom. It is important to allow
Chi to circulate freely and smoothly.
Many Feng-Shui professionals suggest placing the bed
in accordance with the bagua diagram. A bed facing
north means business will be good; facing northeast
brings on intelligence and learning; east means
family life will be happy, rewarding, and peaceful;
southeast indicates wealth; south will bring in
fame; southwest means a good spouse and happy
marital relations; west promises fame for future
generations, travel far and wide.
It is best for a bedroom only to be used for
sleeping in and for changing your clothes. A bedroom
that has double purpose such as part-time study or
office wonít promote a good nightís sleep. It is
always advised not to put your head towards north as
our head is north pole and sleeping in the north ,
NORTH & NORTH REPELS which effects negative on
health & brain, it is also said as per the hindu
vastu shstra that whenever a person dies he is put
to fire putting he is head on the north side, so it
is considered to be in auspicious direction to
Try to separate the work area from the sleeping area
and use a screen to hide any work stuff away. Keep
computers and TVs out of the bedroom if at all
possible but if you must have a TV there, at least
keep it away from the foot of the bed & keep
It would be nice to have a view of trees from your
bedroom window but if this is not possible, treat
yourself to a pretty picture to give you something
nice to look at.
One thing that all Feng Shui experts are agreed upon
is that it is not auspicious for your bedroom door
to face your toilet door. If this is unavoidable use
tiny mirror on the outside of the toilet door to
reflect good Chi back into the bedroom.
Close the doors and if you can remember to do so,
keep your toilet seat down. If the toilet is in full
view, your sleeping pattern will be disturbed and
worse still, your sex life and your marriage could
go ďdown the toiletĒ.
These days we all love the idea of an ensuite
bathroom but if you have one of these, remember to
shut the door and put the toilet seat down. Such a
bathroom can drain energy from the bedroom, as would
placing the bed directly beneath a skylight.
Never place a bed beneath a beam as this is said to
promote poor health and disturbed nights. If you
have absolutely no choices left, hang 50 mm crystals
at the centre of the beam to reduce weight of the
beam and it disperses negative energy which is
created by beam .
There are rules about exactly where you place a bed
but in many houses there isnít enough room to make a
choice. Avoid sleeping under a heavy light fitting
or a chandelier. Avoid placing mirrors opposite the
If you sleep in an attic place your bed in the
highest point of the room and never beneath the
slope of a ceiling.
In a case where the electricity supply to your light
is directly above the bed, you can use a trick many
pick up in USA. Screw a hook in the ceiling in the
place where you would like your light fitting to
hang, and use a decorative chain with a matching
flex wound around it to link the place where the
cord enters the ceiling to the place where you want
your light to hang.
If you can choose the position of your bed, ensure
that the back of it is against a wall. You should
avoid sleeping with the head of the bed against a
window, as this will make you feel unsafe. Donít jam
the foot of the bed against a wall, as this will
make the occupant of the bed feel claustrophobic.
The Chinese donít like a bed that is placed directly
opposite a door, because dead bodies are taken out
feet first and they donít want to be reminded of
this while climbing into bed. (superstition shared
The Chinese believe that the soul leaves the body
and goes on Astral journeys while we sleep. And if
the returning soul sees a large mirror opposite the
bed with the sleeper reflected in it, it might lose
itís way and might enter the mirror rather than
coming back to the sleeping person.
A dressing table mirror should not oppose the
window, as the glare from outside will be reflected
in it. Furniture should not be placed around the bed
in an arc, as this will lower the health and
vitality of the sleeper.
Sharp corners are said to shoot secret arrows, so
avoid sleeping directly in line with one of these.
However, too many curved edges encourage the Chi to
swirl around too rapidly, so a balance should be
struck here. Metal bedsteads can shoot secret arrows
at a sleeper, as can the posts in four poster beds,
but these can be softened with draped muslin or
DONíT place a mirror in the bedroom where it can be
A mirror in the bedroom can create insomnia,
especially if it reflects the bed. If there is a
problem in the marriage, a mirror can also bring in
unwanted interference in the relationship. Better to
be safe (and well-rested) than sorry.