|What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is simply the manipulation of existing natural energy flows, or otherwise known as “Qi” (氣), in our environment. Feng Shui teaches us to use the Good Qi to improve and benefit our lives and to avoid the Bad Qi that may hinder or harm us.
The word “Feng Shui” means literally “wind water” (風水) .
According to the Book of Burial written by Guo Pu (郭璞) during the Jin Dynasty, “Qi is dispersed when it rides the wind but stops when it meets water.” For this reason, the ancient Chinese practice of collecting and retaining qi came to be known as Feng Shui.
Feng Shui is divided into 2 schools: the San He (三合派, Three Harmony) and the San Yuan (三元派, Three Cycles).
The San He School mainly concentrates on the landforms of the surrounding mountains and how surrounding water travels in relation to the subject in question, be it a house or grave site.
The San Yuan School mainly concentrates on the type and quality of Qi as it changes in accordance with Time and how it reacts with the occupants within a house or dwelling.
Nowadays the methods employed by both Schools are combined and used in tandem.