Achieving Wellness from the Art of Feng Shui

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Achieving
Wellness from
the
Art of Feng Shui
Presented by Liz Vonesh of Chicago Shui
Feng Shui Intro
The Mind and the Body
The Feng Shui Application
Feng Shui
Feng = wind
Shui = water
The practice of Feng Shui originated in China over 3,000
years ago.
Feng Shui is a very complex art that reveals how to
balance the energies of any given space to assure the
health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.
Feng Shui Intro
The Mind and the Body
The Feng Shui Application
The Mind
The mind is an organ with roughly 50–100
billion neurons which have cells that
pass signals to each other via
approximately 100 trillion synaptic
connections.
• Cerebrum (also
called the cerebral
cortex or just the
cortex
Neurons share the same
characteristics and have the
same parts as other cells, but
the electrochemical aspect lets
them transmit signals over long
distances (up to several feet or
a few meters) and pass
messages to each other.
The Mind
The mind requires a lifelong plan: at
random intervals during each and
every day, one should increase
neuron usage to activate memory.
Examples
If you are a techie, try to
write a philosophical
paper on Socrates.
Play a game of memory,
spelling, or boggle.
If you are a writer and
aren’t very art-savvy,
take a drawing class.
Listen to how many
different bird calls you
can hear in a park.
These types of exercises will increase the usage of
neurons to be used when they are typically ignored
or undeveloped.
Reminder: You might not be good at it but that does not
mean you can’t do it.
The reason? To keep ALL parts of the mind active and
functional.
Feng Shui and Wellness
Ones mind is similar to rooms or floor-plans:
– There are different areas that perform
different functions.
– When a section of your mind is not
functioning well, it affects the rest of your
mind.
Feng Shui intro
The Mind and the Body
The Feng Shui Application
The Body
The Body
• The body is mostly made up of water.
There are basic systems that include
muscular, skeletal, digestive, lymphatic,
endocrine, nervous, and cardiovascular.
• Each system needs some form of
maintenance in order to be healthy.
How well do you know your body?
Guess:
The only bone in the human body that is not
connected to another bone is
the__________ bone.
The hyoid bone! It is a U-shaped bone at the
base of the tongue. It is supported by the
muscles in the neck, but it is not
connected to any other bone.
The Body
Wellness of one’s body requires proactive
maintenance versus reactive
maintenance.
• Cardiovascular, muscular
– Exercise
• Yoga and Pilates
• Digestive
– Milkshakes or healthy protein?
Exercise and Eating
• Exercising = becoming one with your body
• Eating = an extension of becoming one
with your body.
Feng Shui and Wellness
Ones body is like rooms or floor-plans:
– There are different areas that perform
different functions.
– When a body part is not functioning well, it
affects the whole body.
Feng Shui intro
The Mind and the Body
The Feng Shui Application
The Feng Shui Application
• The principles of Feng Shui are meant to
be practiced continuously and are founded
on the most primitive functions and actions
of our planet.
• Care should be taken to learn how to
interact with not only your body and your
mind, but additionally the world around
you.
Feng Shui everything!
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Space clear
Clean
Design
Organize
Maintenance
Revitalize
Space Clearing
• Move everything that can be moved out
• Reassess walls, paint, lighting, flooring, or
all systems of mind and body
– Need fresh coat?
– Repair?
• Attics, crawlspaces, file cabinets, or all
random insignificant worries on your mind
should be emptied.
Clean It
• Open everything
– Crawlspaces, doors, appliances, as well as
your entire body
• Use antibacterial cleaners for every
surface
• Leave it sit clean for a day
Design It
• Entertainment or Sanctuary
Organize
• Organization yields better results if done
proactively rather than reactively.
• Have a place for everything before it gets
stuffed somewhere.
Maintenance
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Monthly, Yearly
Get everyone involved
Be active
Safety and security
Use your own preferences
Accentuate areas where you would like to
see the most change
Revitalize It
Never be finished becoming at one with your
mind, body or home!
Everything in the world changes, why ignore
anything?
Remember
• Exercise both your body and your mind.
• Design using your own preferences, not
entering with pieces or ideas according to
a culture that you wouldn’t buy or like once
its initial implementation wore off.
• Accentuate areas according to Feng Shui
principles, but know it might not
necessarily transform our lives.
• Big changes can come from small steps!
Next…
What do we do with all this info?
• Use the examples shown in this
presentation
• Hire a professional in a specific target
area
Questions?