March 1, 2010
Feng Shui your Bedroom
Getting ready for a good nights sleep, your body may ask you for Yoga stretches, calming breathing, and something for warmth such as tea, and/or a warm blanket. If insomnia is a problem, don’t overlook the decor of your bedroom. Ideally, your bedroom should be restful and energy should flow freely. Banish all paperwork and the television to other rooms, keeping clutter to a minimum. Invite soft colors, warm candle-lighting and soft textures for the bed.
Furniture, plants, and other objects should never loom or hang over the bed; they can threaten your subconscious mind. My acupuncturist has also recommended to remove electronics, as even a ceiling fan can interrupt the positive flow of energy in the space. Plants should also be alive and green, not dry (suggesting death or morbidity) or spiky (threatening).
As for the bed, place it so your head is either facing north or east—experts disagree on which is best—in a spot where you will not be startled if a family member enters. And don’t let junk accumulate under the bed. It can disturb the flow of chi (energy) and affect your sleep.
Follow these tips, and welcome sweet dreams!
Adapted from Yoga Daily Insights.