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6 Types of Chi Energy in Feng Shui For Your Home

In Feng Shui, all things have Chi energy, also called Qi. This energy flows through our environment and interacts with us physically, mentally and spiritually.

The ultimate objective of Feng Shui is to create a thriving environment that encourages the flow of chi energy to bring good fortune to those who live or work there.

First, What is Chi Energy?

Chi energy is the life force constantly around us, regardless of where we live. It can be accessed and manipulated to produce various effects. It’s a robust and powerful force, and we can tap and harness this energy to improve your health, wealth, and happiness.

The most common form of chi energy is the one that flows through our bodies and minds called ‘Qi’ or ‘Chi’. We can use this energy for healing purposes or to cause harm. For example, Tai Chi is a practice that uses the principles of qi to maintain health and well-being. While some people practice Tai Chi for exercise, many consider its roots more spiritual.

However, today, we will cover how Chi energy is co-related to Feng Shui. There are many ways to use Feng Shui to understand Chi better. Still, the idea is that you have to create a harmonious environment in your home that will attract this cosmic energy and allow it to circulate through your life more easily.

What Are The Different Types of Chi Energies in Feng Shui?

There are many types of Chi energy in home Feng Shui. Each Chi energy affects the homeowner and their family members. So let’s explore them one by one.

1. Yang Energy

Yang chi energy is a powerful and dynamic force that determines your living environment. It is the energy of life and vitality, which depends on the direction of your house. Choosing your new home must follow your goals and personality. Understanding which type of yang chi dominates for you is vital for success.

Yang Chi energy is the masculine, active energy in Feng Shui. Yang Chi is present when you have windows and doors facing outside or when the entrance to your home faces south. This layout will also allow the house to embrace natural sunlight.

It’s an excellent time to consider upgrading your front door or adding a window for better ventilation to encourage this Chi into your home.

2. Yin Energy

Yin Chi energy is the force that governs introspection, stillness, and peace. When this energy dominates a space, it brings calm and relaxation.

Feng shui experts know how to best utilize the yin chi energy for those who want to be more peaceful. For example, a room with a lot of yin energy will feel small, dark and perhaps unfriendly.

However, our body needs a balance between these two energies to function optimally. Too much yin or too much yang can be harmful to your health.

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3. Sheng Chi / Growth Energy

Sheng Qi is one of the essential concepts in traditional Chinese architecture and Feng Shui. This term describes the energy or balance in a space based on the five elements: water, wood, metal, fire and earth. “Sheng” means “to grow”, and “Qi” means breath or energy. Therefore, it is the breath of life in space.

Using Sheng Qi to unblock the energy makes the house a better place to live in and eventually brings prosperity and good fortune to the household members.

4. Stagnant Energy

Stagnant Chi is a term that refers to stagnant, stale, or blocked energy. This type of Chi can affect a person’s health and well-being. In Feng Shui, stagnant Chi manifests in areas where the resident has too much clutter, negative emotions, or unbalanced energy.

For example, it can be areas with lots of books and papers, messy rooms with clothes in heaps on the floor, cluttered closets, drawers, and cabinets, and rooms with too many things or exhibits.

5. Sha Qi / Killing Energy

Sha Chi is the negative energy that flows into a space that disrupts the Feng Shui of a room. When it builds up, it can cause many problems for occupants. Many factors constitute having these killing energies in the living or working space.

They include environmental, external such as constructions or internal structures like pointed wall corners or even an imbalance in yin and yang energies. For example, the most common one is the “poison arrow” caused by the sharp wall corners from either external structures or furniture at home.

6. Obstructed Energies

Obstructed energy is a common Feng Shui problem that can lead to negative results. Blocked energy is created when there is a blockage in a space or an entity which does not flow freely. For example, this can happen when certain elements, such as doors, windows, furniture, or pictures, are blocking the flow of Qi.

When this happens, the person’s Qi will be dammed up and unable to move freely. It will result in terrible Qi and bring bad luck in different areas of your life.



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