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Entryway Feng Shui

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Entryway Feng Shui

By Erica Sofrina, author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Feng Shui! Over the next month, we will cover Feng Shui tips for all of the key areas of your home, room by room. Today, we will focus on the entrance way, an area that’s especially important for welcoming opportunity into your life.

Whether you live in a house, a condo, an apartment or a one-room studio, hopefully you will find something helpful to take with you and apply to your own space. For those who live in studio apartments, I will address how to work with these smaller compact spaces that have to be multi-functional, in a later blog.

The ancient art of Feng Shui is a wonderful study that brings together an eclectic mix of good interior design practices, the Chinese five element theory, Taoist principles of yin and yang based on the I Ching, and folk wisdom passed down from generation to generation in China.

I have written past articles on the five elements theory and yin and yang, which I will refer you to for more detail on these subjects.

At the foundation of Feng Shui is the belief that everything on the planet is imbued with life-source energy or chi and embodies consciousness, whether animate or inanimate objects. We, as humans are continuously interacting with everything we encounter. We are either being fed and inspired, expanding our chi, or our chi is being depleted by objects that bring us down.

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Erica Sofrina

Erica Sofrina is an Internationally recognized Speaker and Teacher and Author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. She is also a life coach and motivational speaker and is the founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui. She has run a successful business as a Professional Organizer, Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant for over a decade and resides on the charming coastal town of Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Find out more at


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3:30AM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:51AM PDT on Jun 14, 2013



9:17AM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

11:07PM PDT on May 10, 2013


7:18AM PDT on May 10, 2013

I just wrote a comment on Ericas 'How to welcome opportunities' and stand by what I said. She does not fully go into how to do good feng shui with flats and apartments etc. I admit, she wouldnt tell all because this is her job. Teaching and advising feng shui to others. But this article still, to me, does cover what to do in flats and apartments. Almost every flat, unit and apartment I have been in you walk directly into the lounge/living room and you do not have the space to put anything there at the door, on the wall across from the door or a mirror diagonally across from the door on the wall. Especially in rented places that do not allow you to put anything on the walls, repaint etc. I will still definately continue to read and keep an eye out for Ericas work, after all, hope springs eternal and she may one day cover what I am after. =-)

11:40AM PDT on May 9, 2013

Inspiring article. Thank you.

4:55PM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

Great article as alway!! Will be doing some rearranging :)

12:46AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Thank you for posting.

5:39AM PST on Jan 21, 2012

Thanks. I am now in a sparse guest hose and need to personalize it, even though I may not be here long. On the Bagua map, is the entryway off the map or should it be considered part of whichever of the first three quadrants it falls in?

5:12AM PST on Jan 21, 2012

Looks like I better move the mirror a bit further over. Many thanks and hope this brings in more luck etc.

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