It takes only a few basic elements to create a peaceful zen space for yoga, meditating and relaxation.
Find a quiet space, add comfortable cushions or a yoga mat, candles, a source of natural light and ideally, a collection of your favourite things to focus your mind. Experiment with scents and essential oils, personally, I like to burn sage or incense. Add ambient sounds, download the sounds of flowing water or relaxing music and include natural elements like pebbles, small rocks, flowers and plants.
The space doesn’t need to be lavish, keep out the clutter and keep it simple. Design the space to meet your own particular needs and create a sanctuary.
Let’s keep the chi flowing and deflect negative energy from our bedrooms.
Consider the positioning of your bed. Try to position the bed with space around it, away from the door and preferably not along a wall allowing space either side but ideally with the headboard against a wall. Your bed should be approachable from both sides.
Allow the Chi to circulate.
2. Carefully consider the colours. Get to know the Feng Shui colour wheel.
Earth tones will bring nourishment, protection and stability into your life. Feng shui earth tones include light yellow, creams, green and beige.
‘Metal’ colours bring the qualities of precision, clarity and efficiency. Element colours include grey and white.
Pastel colours are believed to add peace, calm and restfulness. Consider decorating with light blue and pale pink.
Add a strong fire colour element for passion and energy. The Feng Shui fire elements include red, orange and purple.
3. Lighting: Avoid brash lighting or ceiling lighting over your bed.
Instead, place side tables and lamps either side of the bed, remember, according to Feng Shui, decorating with pairs will create intimacy. Ideally create soft lighting with candles, giving the room a warm glow and bringing Feng shui fire elements into the bedroom.
Allow as much natural light as you can into the bedroom and open the windows regularly, refreshing the air. You may be surprised to hear that often the indoor pollution is worse than that outdoors.
Using the right placement of mirrors can bring energy to the space and create more light. Natural light will revive the energy in your room.