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The Five Elements - Part II

Yoga and Feng Shui work on removing blocks and promoting energy flow throughout your life, with balance being the ultimate goal. In Feng Shui, balance is accomplished by incorporating the energy of the Five Elements. The Five Elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – make up the delicate balance of our body, home, planet, and Universe. We explored the properties of expansion and growth using the Wood Element in a previous article. The Wood Element feeds and nourishes the next element of focus – the Fire Element.

The Fire Element expresses itself through the color red, triangular-shaped objects, lighting, candles, fireplaces and even through energetic pets. Fire can be represented by using candles or symbolically through décor items, such as a piece of art with predominantly red tones. Use candles and triangular-shaped items such as a clock or pyramid to add fire. In China, red ribbons are used throughout a space to stimulate corners or areas with stagnant energy. Similarly, front doors are often painted red to attract energy into a home.

Is it possible to have too much fire? The key is balance; a high-traffic area that gets lots of natural light may not need more active energy, whereas a dark, windowless room will need some extra fire power. If a room makes you feel awake and active, then hold off on adding too much Fire Element. However, if a room makes you feel sluggish, then add some fire – maybe even put another log of wood in the fireplace!

Tisha Morris
Certified Life Coach, Feng Shui Consultant, Energy Healer
Author, 27 Things to Feng Shui Your Home (Good Things to Know)
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