What a reputation the bathroom has earned in Feng Shui circles but can we mindfully balance the draining chi or energy most often associated with our bathrooms in delightful and modern ways! Bathrooms always have challenging Feng Shui but if we are aware of how to overcome the difficulties, we can easily mitigate much of the draining energy in practical ways. Bathrooms do leak energy and accumulate lower vibrations.
Bathrooms are closely associated with the water element. The ancient Chinese never created bathrooms inside their homes because they were impossible to keep clean, and with all of the draining energy also associated with the physical drains in a bathroom, including the toilet, sink, shower and bath, bath placement inside a home was considered
“bad” Feng Shui. However, we live in the modern 21st century and the many modern designs include state of the art plumbing, lighting, ventilation, fragrance, and colors that all conspire to create a spa-like luxury that has changed the way we spend time in our bathrooms.
So while bathrooms still present challenging energy we can mitigate much of the difficulties by applying a bit of elbow grease and modern design.
Many modern day bathrooms often resemble a spa – like, purification and elimination environment, allowing for our most intimate personal care moments to be supported and nourished in wholesome and luxurious surroundings. Bathrooms may still represent draining energy but the energetic challenges of any bathroom can be easily overcome.
Remember, each home is unique and the family that lives there is too. So while general tips abound, there is no substitute for receiving specific and personalized Feng Shui advice for the difficult chi of bathroom are placement within your home.
These tips for creating spa-like, intimate, nourishing and supportive bathroom Feng Shui are a good start and include:
Keep your bathroom beautiful, spotlessly clean and clutter free
Hold the intention that your bath is a sacred place to purify mind, body, and spirit
Choose a color that will activate the element that rules the area of the Bagua or watery blues or woody agave greens
Keep the toilet seat down, the bathroom door closed, and drains closed when not in use
Bathrooms need ventilation, open windows or get a small fan
Place live plants to purify air and bring in vital continual upward growth energy or a silk plant will do
Upgrade your bathroom lighting and also include candles and sconces and low lights for lingering in the bath tub
Invest in lavender essential oils, bath salts, Epsom salts and get grounded with a rejuvenating soak in the tub
Dress up your bathroom windows with easy care and privacy wielding plantation shutters or blinds
Place images that represent purification and relaxation like the ocean, rivers, flowers, nature, and trees.
Take a look at your bathrooms and make even a few of these small enhancements that certainly can transform in big ways, and remember to slow down and enjoy your bath like a five star resort. It’s all up to you my dear readers!
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