Now gardens can bring health and happiness to their owners by encouraging the flow of energy through trees, water features, rocks, paths, flowers, vegetables, and herbs. Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of channeling the earth’s beneficial energies to flow smoothly in and around the home, is practiced around the world. With the gardening advice in this book, any garden, no matter how small, can follow the principles of Feng Shui.
A Practical and Easy to Use Guide to the Art of Feng Shui in the Garden
Author: Jonathan Dee
Category: Feng shui
There is an opinion that a Feng Shui garden must necessarily be an oriental garden but this is not so. The calm Zen gardens of Japan embody a practice similar to Feng Shui but that are intended to encourage a meditative state using calm water features, shade, and patterns in gravel and stones. Often they are totally devoid of plant life. In Feng Shui terms a space like this would be described as Yin, whereas in the West our gardens, often bursting with vitality, are on the Tang side as are our busy lives. It is because we are so busy that Feng Shui should make a contribution to our lives. In this highly technological world it is easy to forget that we are all children of nature and that our relationship with is essential to our sense of spirituality. Feng Shui for the Garden seeks to harmonize our existence with the world of nature.
"Feng Shui is an environmental science and its origins are simple. It is based on the ancient Chinese interpretation of the natural world, and on observation of the movement of the heavenly bodies to determine the passage of time. In the modern world, the natural processes at work in the garden allow us to remain in touch with nature and with the eternal rhythms of the universe." --p. 6.
Presents instructions for designing a garden based on the principles of feng-shui, discussing appropriate plants and shrubs, using plants to alleviate problem areas, and the situating of water features, buildings, and fences.
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of designing your surroundings to influence your health, success and happiness. This is just as important in the garden as it is in the home or office. If you want your garden to provide what you want - whether it is space for mediation or a place to entertain friends - Feng Shui will help achieve it. Garden Feng Shui examines the following aspects of this fascinating subject: -The principles of Feng Shui - Feng Shui remedies in the garden -The shape and layout of the garden -Functional and decorative garden buildings -Water features -Seats and ornaments -Plants to fit in with the Feng Shui of your garden Create harmony and happiness in your garden with this simple, clear guide. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of designing your surroundings to influence your health, success and happiness. It is a way of being in control of your own life; taking action to change the things you are not satisfied with, and capitalizing on the aspects of your life which you like. Today, many people have learnt to practice Feng Shui in their homes by rearranging their living space and furniture, redecorating, changing the use of certain rooms and so on. But Feng Shui is every bit as important in the garden as it is indoors. It is no good having a perfect house if your garden is an overgrown mess. If you want every aspect of your life to benefit from good Feng Shui, you must use Feng Shui in every part of your property. Improve Your Life and Your Garden Not only will good Feng Shui in the garden bring you benefits in your life in general, it will also have the more specific - but also important - advantage of improving your garden as a place to spend your time. The principles of good Feng Shui are a good set of principles for garden design, too. A good Feng Shui garden is also an attractive and pleasant garden for whatever purpose you want: for meditating, for entertaining friends, for your children to play safely, or simply for relaxing. The principle behind Feng Shui is that positive cosmic energy, or ch'i, needs to flow smoothly and freely through its surroundings in order to create harmony. This book explains how to improve the flow of ch'i in your own garden. We will look at all the features which go to make up a garden, and consider how each can be used or adapted to maximize good Feng Shui. These features will include: - the shape of the garden - entrances and boundaries - light and shade - flower beds, lawns, paths and patios - garden buildings - water features - seats and arbours - statues and ornaments - plants in the garden. You will see from this list that although plants are, of course, important in the garden, there are all sorts of other features which matter too. It is perfectly possible to have a garden with virtually no plants in it - especially if you have only a small space - and this does not mean that it cannot have good Feng Shui. The flow of ch'i is certainly affected by plants, but it is just as strongly influenced by paths or buildings, open spaces or brightly coloured ornaments.
Explains how to design a garden based on the principles of feng shui, discussing appropriate plants and shrubs, using plants to alleviate problem areas, and the situating of water features, buildings, and fences
"Your garden is your first and best opportunity to create positive energy for your home. Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens is the complete guide to landscaping your garden--from use of natural features on your property to the plants you select and where you locate them. Here are simple, easy-to-implement solutions to invite good energy into your home, balance your home in its surroundings and protect it from harsh or threatening energies."--P. 4 of cover.
Feng Shui For The Curious and Serious Volume 2 will teach you the application of feng shui in your house and will also show you how to use feng shui principles to bring you and your family good health, good fortunes, and a happier and more prosperous life. This book will provide you with detail guidelines and information on how to analyze your surrounding environment,analyze the landscape such as mountains, plants, and trees, discuss how your environment affect your health and fortunes, how to look and distinguish houses with positive or negative feng shui, how to arranged and feng shui your living space such as your bedroom, living room, dinning room, kitchen, and your bed to bring you good health and good fortune, and how to use your birth date and birth sign to elicit and maximize your good fortunes. This book will not only show you how to activate and gain good health and good fortunes, but will also show you how to maintain your good fortunes and how to prevent misfortunes. This book give you very detail information and guidelines on how to find and look for a home with good feng shui and how to arrange your home with feng shui that is conducive to good health and good fortune. This book also provide you with detail guidelines on how to remedy bad feng shui and show you how to avoid to prevent misfortune.
The Feng Shui Way by author, speaker and Feng Shui expert, Juliana Abram takes the guesswork out of the ancient practice of Feng Shui. Through her enlightened and educated perspective Abram breaks down the mystery of this old Eastern practice and introduces an original, step-by-step guide that is easy to understand and leaves behind the mysticism that so many publications in the past have represented. The book contains 26 illustrations of Feng Shui's signs and symbols, outlines the history, details the cardinal elements of chi and sets the record straight about the much-misunderstood concepts of Feng Shui. Abram's innovative and refreshing approach to understanding the concept of Feng Shui will guide you toward creating a harmonious, healthy and prosperous life. Juliana Abram has studied privately with Grand Master Raymond Lo in Hong Kong since 1996. Ms. Abram is Australia's only licensed instructor and has trained and practiced throughout Asia and Australia. She has counseled and contributed to the planning and design of numerous residential and commercial buildings and has published numerous articles worldwide. She is the Principal of the Feng Shui Centre and has been a global guest, host and speaker on radio and television programs. Ms. Abram is currently working on a series of books about Feng Shui. She lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband. The Feng Shui Way is her first book.
From History and Landscape to Modern Gardens & Interiors
Author: Sarah Rossbach
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited
This work embodies the essence of feng shui (the Chinese art of placement), which is being encompassed in the West not only by individuals seeking harmony and good fortune, but by multinational companies. The authors explore its genesis in ancient China and analyze it at work in the world today. They offer practical, step-by-step advice on applying feng shui to one's surroundings, whether at home, in the garden or at the office. The illustrations feature classic examples from China and Hong Kong, modern examples by designers and architects in the West, calligraphy, and down-to-earth ideas for anyone to follow.
The Feng Shui Matrix reveals how we live in a parallel universe of energy that we can tap into with proper training. We learn how to harness the powerful but unseen influences that exist all around us and in every structure. The Feng Shui Matrix shows us many dozens of examples in how to manipulate those energies for better health, better relationships, and more financial potential. The solutions are affordable and practical, catering to both beginners as well as seasoned feng shui enthusiasts.
Secrets of the Land offers countless ways to learn about your garden. It encourages people to plan your own garden by teaching the basics of design, the basis for Feng Shui, and how to use the tools of plants, colors, rocks and water to implement your design. . Secrets of the Land is packed with accessible information to blend the unfamiliar with down to earth recommendations for designing your garden beautifully.
From being the sole and secret preserve of the ancient Chinese Emperors, the art of Feng Shui has been discovered and successfully applied in the West. Now it is widely accepted as really useful and beneficial. This book helps you build the application of Feng Shui around you.