Chinese for Good Health - Office Feng ShuiFeng Shui Rules & Tips

The art (or science, if you will) of feng shui has many rules, some of them which may seem contradictory to anyone but an expert feng shui master. Feng shui’s hidden traditions date all the way back to ancient Chinese teachings such as the I-Ching, so there is no wonder why there is so much to consider. As a blog focused specifically on providing information about finding the right office furniture, we have focused on some simple feng shui tips for the office and only just scratched the surface of the iceberg that is feng shui. Here are a few feng shui ideas to help you achieve wealth and prosperity with your office and office furniture.

1) Watch Your Back: Always try to arrange your desk space so you can sit in what is called the “command position”, facing the door. The area of the room farthest from the door is best. This gives you more line of sight, greater control over your surroundings, and more time to prepare and to greet incoming visitors, bosses, or co-workers. As a matter of hospitality and maintaining good chi energies, it is inappropriate to turn your back on guests or your business. Propping your back up against a flat wall is said to help bolster your business acumen and confidence. However sharp angles can exude negative chi energies, so turning your back to jutting corner (as opposed to a concave corner) may actually be detrimental to your feng shui. Facing windows is also good to stimulate your chi energy, but face away from a window and your energy gusts out the window. If facing the door is not possible, it is good feng shui to place a mirror so you can see behind you and/or the doorway. Likewise, if you cannot face a window, try to mount an motivational poster, your best work, or some other source of inspiration above your computer. One excellent way that CubeKing can help you achieve this command position setting is by selecting from our L- or P-shaped desks, which allow you to fit along a wall while facing the door.

2) Inspiration vs. Escapism: With feng shui, you must take a balanced approach to comfort so that it does not arrive at distraction. Some obvious examples are facing a television, a long hallway, the exterior of the office, the elevator or escalator. Leave your coats at the coat rack, not on your office chair. While working you should be able to easily concentrate on working, not on leaving the office or work area. Clutter is also a distraction; use storage units to declutter your office.

3) Balance is Key: Whether it’s the horizontal and vertical, light and dark, bright and pale, complementary colors, smooth and rough textures, organic and geometric, the moving and the still, the elements, or the cardinal directions, everything is to be carefully balanced in its placement according to feng shui. For example, you can balance your horizontal desk with filing cabinets, bookcases, and cubicle panels. For information on the most accurate regions of the office to place things, refer to the ba gua map section of our third installment on office furniture feng shui.

Again, these tips are just a start. To learn more about finding the best office design or office furniture, contact CubeKing at1-888-399-7025 or by email us at sales@cubeking.com. You can also read our previous articles on Feng Shui here:

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