Roughly this time last year, the world was obsessed with Marie Kondo and her lessons of “sparking joy” through decluttering and tidying up. The Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, dropped on January 1, 2019, and as the world rose from its post-Christmas food hangovers (and actual NYE hangovers) we realised we needed to go on a de-cluttering binge.
Now, with 2020 fast approaching, there’s another way we can reinvigorate our homes. Speaking to Mamamia, feng shui expert Edgar Lok Tin Yung shared his words of wisdom on how people can utilise the Chinese principles of ‘feng shui’ to bring more luck, health and prosperity into our homes.
Because who wouldn’t want more of that?
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So what exactly is feng shui?
As a direct translation, ‘feng shui’ means wind (feng) water (shui). The term refers to two of the five elements in Chinese philosophy, the other three of which are fire, earth and metal.
“Feng shui is a set of techniques intended to manipulate the wind and water Qi (or ‘energy’) for a built structure or soon-to-be-built structure to bring in offspring, wealth, health and longevity for the occupants,” says Edgar.