The Ultimate Guide to Feng Shui Your Desk

Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging physical objects to attract positive energy. It’s based on the idea that everything in a person’s surrounding environment affects his or her inner life. Feng Shui practitionersbelieve that the placement of objects in a room, building, or other space will affect the flow of chi (life force or essential energy) within the space. If there’s good chiflowing, whoever’s in the space will get a boost of positive energy. Pretty sweet, right?
According to Feng Shui expert RD Chin, people often turn to the practice if “they don’t feel right or comfortable in their space.” Perhaps nowhere is this more relevant than in the workspace — painful chairs, bad lighting, and a boss breathing down our necks hardly promote feelings of comfort. That’s where Feng Shui comes in. If you’re looking to feel a little more “at home” even while at work, or just want to send some good vibes your way on the job (promotion, anyone?), read on to find out how to use Feng Shui on your desk:
While there are few to no scientific findings that look at the effectiveness of Feng Shui directly (just, you know, thousands of years of Chinese tradition), some new research backs up the practice’s basic principles.
One of the basic tools for a Feng Shui practitioner is the Bagua Map. It’s a nine-part grid depicting the different areas of a space (home, desk, office, what have you) and how they correspond to different areas of life.
Imagine the desktop divided into a nine-part grid, as in the Bagua map shown above. Choose several areas of your life that could use a little boost, and use the guidelines below to attract good energy to those areas.

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