How to feng shui your body

This past week I was speaking with a friend of mine who has had some challenges pop up in her life over the past month.  First, her aunt had an aneurysm and is in critical condition. 

Second, her daughter is showing signs of learning problems due to a brain related medical condition she was born with. 

And third, my friend started back to school to get an advanced degree in her field a month ago.  As you can imagine between her personal life and work, going back to school has been more work than she anticipated and is creating additional mental stress for her.

After hearing about all the issues going on in her life I noticed a pattern.   All three of the ‘big’ challenges she’s facing are related to the head and brain. 

Whenever I see a pattern like this related to the body or some particular area of life my first feng shui thought is to take a look at the area of the home related to that part of the body/area of life.

In the case of the head and brain, the direction in classical feng shui is northwest.  If you practice western feng shui you would look in a different location.  However, I can tell you that after studying both classical Eastern feng shui which is over 5,000 years old and western feng shui which is just over 20 years old I’ve found classical feng shui to be more accurate.  You should go with your own preference as your experience may be different.

So what should you look for if you’re having health problems or challenges related to a particular part of the body?  For starters, always check to see how much clutter, trash and unwanted/unused items are in this direction of your home. 

I had a woman say to me, “I’m tired of hearing you tell me to clean up!  I just want to know the feng shui remedy to put there.”  The reason I always tell people to clear the clutter and clean up first is that piles of dirty clothes, stacks of mail/newspapers/magazines and other items that seem to congregate magically over time block the flow of energy, or chi (pronouced chee). 

Sometimes just cleaning up the area is all you need to remove the obstacles and challenges you’re facing in your life. 

If you put your feng shui remedy in a cluttered space it rarely works because you need energy flow in order for feng shui to work.

The next thing you want to do is look to see if anything in this area is broken.  Are the windows opening and closing easily or are they stuck shut or stiff to open?  Do the doorknobs twist or are they loose or broken?  Are their broken trinkets, dead flowers (which bring dead energy), holes in the wall, broken fixtures or anything else that needs repair in this area?  Is there mold growing or dead plants here?

If so, fix or replace these things so you can lift the energy of this space.

Once you have done this you can implement your feng shui remedies but doing it before you’ve done your clean up and repairs won’t do you much good.

Here are the directions for the different parts of the body.  If you’re having physical pain, stress or issues related to these areas check out the direction in your home and/or office related to these areas.  You may be quite surprised by what you find.

Southeast – Hips
South – Eyes, Kidneys
Southwest – Abdomen, Internal Organs, Breasts
West – Lips, Teeth
Center – Spleen, Spine, Heart
East – Feet
Northwest – Head, Brain
North – Ears
Northeast – Hands, Fingers

Here’s to your good health!  (Click here to have this blog come to you when new posts are made.)


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dolores
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 12:47:21

    This is so very interesting and informative, I am glad that I made the decision to end an abusive relationship and move. I want to set up my new room (apt sharing) in the best feng shui as possible tp allow healing on all areas of my life, especially finances and health.

    Thanks for sharing,


  2. Diane
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 23:21:52

    This is interesting. I have been interested in feng shui for a while now. Funny we recently moved to a new place and have been having a lot of marital problems. Now I have also developed an ongoing unidentified pain in my hip, which I first noticed mainly when sitting on a particular couch in my relationship area, which I now see is in the Southeast, which as mentioned above is related the hip. But I have scoured this area over and over and cant figure out what the feng shui issue is! What if you cannot see any fengshui problems? What then?


    • cbarr
      Jun 05, 2013 @ 13:55:09

      The ideal shape of a home is square, but they don’t make square homes in the U.S. If part of the SE area of your home is ‘missing’ this can cause problems. This is true of other areas of your home that are ‘missing’. So, for example, if you’re missing part or all of the north area of your home you could find that you or your spouse find it hard to get or keep a job or that if you have a job the work is not very rewarding and the opportunities for advancement are lacking.

      The best way to find out what’s going on in your home is to have a feng shui consultant who is experienced in classical Chinese feng shui take a look.


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