Feng Shui for the Bedroom
Ensure you have more Yin features in your bedroom as this aids in health, longevity and relationships, says Joey Yap
The idea behind having a bedroom with optimal Feng Shui is fairly simple - instead of active Yang, we need to consider the receptive Yin. We like our bedroom to be slightly more Yin than Yang. Why is that so? Whereas wealth pursuits require activity and creative power, health and longevity rely on stability and recuperation. Hence, the condition of your main door, a Yang feature, governs your wealth aspects. The condition of your bedroom, a Yin feature, governs health and relationships.
From this you would be able to instantly deduce, for example, that a bedroom with too many doors or windows, is undesirable. Multiple openings mean multiple movements, resulting in a pre-dominantly Yang condition. Not enough Yin means not enough rest. This also applies to bedroom with too much sunlight - a source of Yang Qi. While in most Feng Shui cases, ample sunlight is important, too much sunlight is not required in the bedroom.
External Views Matter
A good bedroom is one that calms and allows rest to occur. Externally, having a mountain view is also favourable. Mountains and hills are natural Yin features that lend stability to the room and its occupants. What we do not want to see outside the bedroom are pylons, highways (overly Yang), rivers (a natural Yang feature), dead trees, lamp poles, and other merciless features. If you have these outside your bedroom, block the view with thick curtains. Keep the windows closed at most times, so as not to receive the (negative) Qi from this direction.
While you do not have to worry too much about the colour of your curtains or sheets, you do have to ensure that your bed is properly placed. Always, the head of the bed needs to be placed against a solid flat wall. This is the stability (Yin) factor that supports the bed. What you should not do is to place your bed in an angled position - even though it faces one of your favourable directions. Even at advanced levels of Feng Shui practice, observing physical forms always supersedes formulae. Hence, having your bed head situated at the sharp 90 degree angle where two walls meet is, in fact, is placing your head at a point of volatile Qi. Good health and good relationships will be hard to sustain.
There should not be any beams running above your bed as well. This is especially detrimental if the ceiling beam is right above the head of the bed. Install a false ceiling to allow Qi to flow smoothly around the room (Yes, Qi flows upwards as well!). Other common forms to observe in Feng Shui is to ensure that the room door is not directly aligned to the bed - that the door does not ‘open directly’ towards the bed. In such cases, Qi that flows into the room spears directly onto the bed (force of Yang).
Last but not least, colours do not play a significant role in Feng Shui - However, painting your room entirely blue and black, for example, may be a case of being extremely Yin.