Feng Shui 101: Harmony at home

The ancient Chinese method of Feng Shui is a proven technique that harnesses the flow of Qi — or life energy — to achieve balance and harmony at home and at the workplace. It is not a form of religion, belief or superstition but a way maximizing Qi flow to create happier and more successful lives. Here are eight useful tips from prominent Feng Shui Master Judith Eugenio.


  • In Feng Shui, water means wealth. The nearer you are to an external body of water, like a river, the better the flow of income or wealth.


  • The central area of your house is the “heart” and should be kept free from sources of noise, vibrations, activity and distractions.


  • Avoid placing spiral staircases, stairways and toilets in the middle portion (heart) of the home.


  • Place workstations, study tables, desks and beds in an area where the entry/exit door is readily visible.


  • Do not place mirrors inside the bedroom.


  • The kitchen sink (water source) and the stove (fire source) should be placed at least 30 centimeters apart, not side by side or facing each other. If this is not possible, use it less.


  • Windows and doors should open to the right.


Contrary to popular belief, bagua mirrors and “lucky plants” are not part of Feng Shui.