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Best Feng Shui for Your Desk

Best Feng Shui for Your Desk

The placement and layout of your desk is critical to the energy flow of your office. A few simple but crucial rules can help you to function more effectively–and less stressfully–at work.

Read this simple but powerful advice for your work desk here:

In an office layout, it is important to be able to see the door of your office so that you are not “stabbed in the back” with “arrows” or “daggers” of chi. This is one of the more common-sense applications of feng shui. If your back is exposed, and people approach you from behind when you are concentrating, then you may suddenly become “frightened”–which can make you feel ungrounded and disjointed.

If your back is facing the door and you canít move your desk, the cure is a bright object, such as a crystal, small makeup-mirror, or mirror-framed picture.

And did you know that your desk has different baguas just like your house or room? This means that, as you face your desk, the far left corner is the prosperity section. This might be a good place for a thriving potted plant, a gold object, or a wind chime.

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Adapted from The Feng Shui Companion, by George Birdsall (Inner Traditions, 1997). Copyright (c) 1997 by George Birdsall. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Feng Shui Companion, by George Birdsall (Inner Traditions, 1997).

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9:56AM PST on Feb 26, 2015


3:46AM PST on Nov 16, 2014

Thank you :)

2:31AM PDT on Mar 21, 2014

Interesting but not sure I really believe it apart from the common sense aspects.

10:32PM PST on Jan 15, 2014


6:15AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

interesting thank you

7:58AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

My office is small, and unfortunately, I have no way to have my desk face the door, but it does overlook a large picture window to the front courtyard of my complex, so I can atleast see the beautiful sunny sky and feel the energy of the day! Along with this, I have a mini gym in my office, so I'm always reminded to GET MOVING AND BE PRODUCTIVE! Humorously speaking, it makes you feel "UP there", like you've made it, in a sort iof way, having a mini gym in the office. Commitment is always in your face! Ha!

10:25AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013


6:17AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013


10:36AM PDT on May 20, 2013

Thank you.:)

11:38AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

stabbed in the back with a fung shui arrow never heard that one :) very interesting its a shame i cant move my desk but i will put a little mirror i like facing the window lets my creativity sore

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