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Break Bad Habits with Feng Shui

Break Bad Habits with Feng Shui

The ancient Chinese system has some fascinating advice for reducing our dependence on smoking, drinking, using narcotics, or unhealthy eating.

Who knew feng shui could help us break bad habits? But it can. Find out how:

If you are new to feng shui, look here to find out where the different areas are in your home: Map Your Bedroom With Feng Shui

If smoking is the problem, here are some activities that make good alternatives: Breathing, meditating, exercising, singing. Supporting feng shui activities are: Fortify your bedroom (which represents the lungs of the house) with aromatherapy that will expand your breathing and encourage your interest in healing with scent. Eucalyptus and pine are the scents that strongly support the health of the lungs.

If alcohol is a problem for you, good alternative activities include: Taking baths, painting, writing, poetry, using divination, creating rituals, working with crystals. Feng Shui says that alcohol consumption is closely associated with family patterns. Focus on peaceful colors for your Family/Health area: Azure blue or green are highly recommended. Place a chime in this area and energize the chi by ringing it often.

If you use narcotics, alternative activities are: Drumming, dancing, pursuing yang sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding. Feng Shui teaches that narcotics are associated with the element of Fire, which corresponds to your Fame/Reputation area. Clear off the walls of your Fame/Reputation area. Place one simple image of powerful art that is red, the fiery color of power. Charge your Creativity/Children area with white flowers.

If you have unhealthy eating patterns, alternative activities include: Gardening, practicing yoga, weight lifting, knitting, walking. Feng Shui advises that you clean your Family/Health area and remove any advertisements for food, or loud synthetic or plastic colors. Fortify this area with hints of green and natural elements of simplicity, such as a plant. The element Earth corresponds to the stomach in Chinese medicine–your relationship area, so clean and embellish your Relationships/Romance area.

Read more: Home, Feng Shui & Organizing

Adapted from Teen Feng Shui, by Susan Leavitt (Inner Traditions, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Susan Leavitt. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Teen Feng Shui, by Susan Leavitt (Inner Traditions, 2003).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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3:16AM PDT on May 16, 2013

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

10:58AM PDT on May 13, 2013

ty

12:24AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thank you :)

6:33PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thank You :)

10:42AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Hmmm...not so sure about this but worthy of a try. Thanks.

12:45AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Thank You :)

11:10AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

ty

1:51PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

good tips ty

1:52AM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Sound advice :)

2:33AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Thank you :)

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