If you are reading this, you probably like Mandala Art, and you might have heard about Feng Shui before.
Feng Shui is an Eastern philosophical system that studies, from ancient times, the flow of energy to achieve a conscious occupation of space. Its objective is to generate positive and harmonic energy so that those who inhabit these spaces feel satisfied and have a better quality of life.
Feng Shui has many edges and analyzes in-depth how should be the disposition and content of each space we inhabit.
But to begin, you must know three fundamental aspects on which this whole philosophy is based.
The Chi Or Vital Life Force
For Chinese culture, everything that is part of the physical world is endowed with a “vital life force” called chi or qi.
Its flow is modified according to the disposition of space and the orientation of objects. And its main objective is to generate positive energy in our lives.
The chi is divided into two elements, which are also fundamental to understand Feng Shui:
Yin And Yang
First of all, you have to know that Yin and Yang are opposite but interdependent and complementary elements: one does not exist without the other.
According to the Chinese cosmogony, Yin and Yang are present in everything that forms the Universe. Since absolutely everything has a face and a reverse.
In the case of chi energy, it also has two faces, one positive and one negative. The idea of Feng Shui is to highlight good chi.
Chi is considered “good” when energy flows smoothly. It brings good luck, happiness, and prosperity.
Bad chi, on the other hand, brings bad luck and financial difficulties if the energy stagnates or moves so quickly that it vanishes immediately.
The Bagua Map
The Bagua map is an 8-sided drawing, which indicates the correspondence between the cardinal points and the different circuits through which the energy moves.
In Chinese, Bagua means “eight trigrams”, and each of them corresponds to a series of elements: an orientation, a part of nature, a part of our body, a family member, etc.
In interior design, the most important thing is to know which direction of the house or space is related to which type of energy. If we take into account the plan of a house the Bagua map would look more or less like this:
Mandala Art And Feng Shui
Mandalas also have a place in this discipline. Within Feng Shui, mandalas exceed the decorative value they can bring to your home. Their contribution to the environment and the inhabitants is perfect from an energetic point of view.
First of all, their beauty and strength raise depressed energy immediately. Designed with concentric geometric shapes (circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles), they provide stable and harmonic energy and contain the representation of all the elements of nature.
Depending on the design and colors, Mandalas are very helpful to: achieve relaxation, promote concentration, activate vital aspirations, purify an environment, balance the Yin-Yang, …
Which Color To Choose
You have to be very aware of their colors, if what you want is to strengthen certain aspects of your life like health, love, work… always be guided by the five elements, like this:
Health: associated with the wood element, you can use green, brown, and light blue colors. There can be a touch of dark blue, even black. Avoid gray, white, and metallic colors.
Love: red, pink and orange tones. There can also be colors, such as blue, green, or brown. Avoid dark blue and black.
Work: dark blue and black. There may be some touch of gray or metallic but avoid beige, yellow, and earthy tones.
Where To Place Them
To promote health: Where the Health area falls, in your bedroom, or in your kitchen.
To strengthen love: Where the Love and Marriage area is… and a perfect place is to place it as a sheet or blanket that has a mandala drawn with the colors I mentioned before.
For work: where you find Career and Professional area in your home and in the main entrance.