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Packed with up-to-date practices to bring Feng Shui into your life
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese study of harmony and energy flow between you and your physical surroundings. Now you can discover how to apply Feng Shui principles to your home (inside and out) and workplace (from window office to cubicle) in order to achieve a better life. Free of technical jargon and brimming with practical tips and advice, Feng Shui For Dummies shows you how to access the energy of your environment and create harmony in your life.
Feng Shui 101 — discover the benefits and inner power of Feng Shui, understand the Feng Shui Octagon, harness the energies of the Five Elements, and get a grip on different types of cures
Energize your home's outdoor spaces — assess the energy of your neighborhood; make the most of your home's positioning, lot, and shape; and create a welcoming entry
Maximize indoor spaces — bring Feng Shui to every room you inhabit, boost the power of your home's energy, and improve your office
Take your Feng Shui up a notch — discover how to make life changes with Feng Shui, from generating cash flow and improving your health to putting the pizzazz back in a relationship
Open the book and find:
The many benefits of Feng Shui
The secrets of the Feng Shui Octagon
Tips for selecting your Feng Shui tools
How to use the power of the Five Elements
Ways to boost your home's energy, both indoors and outdoors
Feng Shui blessing ceremonies
Full-color photos that will inspire you to enhance your home
Incorporate Feng Shui into a home of any size, from houses to apartments and more
Change lighting, color, and furniture placement to bring health, wealth, and happiness
Create overall balance, harmony, and prosperity in your life
The second edition of Feng Shui For Dummies features 25 percent new and updated content, including additional Feng Shui practices to make the practical application of Feng Shui even more accessible. Principles are explained in easy-to-understand language and illuminated with practical tips on how to incorporate the traditions of Feng Shui into daily life. Expert author David Kennedy provides hands-on advice and tips to help readers incorporate Feng Shui into their lives. New and updated content for this edition includes: Feng Shui for multi-family living -- including apartments, condos, townhouses, and duplexes (based on reader feedback on the first edition) Expanded coverage on placement of Ba gua (one of the tools used in Feng Shui) to help determine preferred locations, in the home or office, for functions such as wealth, health, fame, love, and more Before and after illustrations and photos of real-life Feng Shui makeovers, as well as an all-new 8-page color insert New coverage on Feng Shui of attics and basements Outdoor Feng Shui New tips and advice on how to energize the home or workplace New and expanded coverage on making the most of the space in your home, both inside and outside Expanded methods to tap into the power of the five elements New ways to jazz up the bedroom for increased health, energy, and romance New coverage on navigating the Feng Shui world when there's more than one door (entrance) utilized in the household
Benefit from the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui
Take a look around you. What do you see? Whether or not you're aware of it, your environment profoundly affects your health, wealth, family life, relationship, and yes, even your destiny.
Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway), which means wind water, is the ancient Chinese study of harmony and energy flow between you and your physical surroundings. Now, Feng Shui For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how you can apply Feng Shui principles to your home (inside and out) and workplace (from window office to cubicle) in order to achieve a better life.
- Principles are explained in an easy-to-understand language
- Practical tips show you how to incorporate the traditions of Feng Shui to your everyday life
- Before-and-after illustrations and full-color photos of real-life Feng Shui makeovers in an all-new 8-page color insert
Free of technical jargon and brimming with practical tips and advice, Feng Shui For Dummies shows you how to feel and access the energy of your environment and create harmony and happiness in your life.
About the Author
David Daniel Kennedy is one of America's best-known experts on the subject of Feng Shui. He's the author of Feng Shui Tips for a Better Life, Feng Shui for Abundance, and the Feng Shui Home Study Course; a direct student of the late Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun; and a designer of custom training programs for Feng Shui practitioners.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started: Feng Shui Made Clear.
Chapter 1: Discovering the World of Feng Shui.
Chapter 2: Mastering the Principles of Feng Shui.
Chapter 3: Unveiling the Secrets of the Octagon.
Chapter 4: Picking Up Your Feng Shui Tools.
Chapter 5: Harnessing the Energies of the Five Elements.
Chapter 6: Tapping the Inner Power of Feng Shui.
Part II: Energizing Your Home's Exterior.
Chapter 7: Harnessing Nature's Power to Enhance Your Outdoor Spaces.
Chapter 8: Making the Most of Your Lot and Home Shape.
Chapter 9: Open Sesame! Creating a Welcoming Entry.
Part III: Feathering the Nest: Nurturing and Nourishing Indoor Spaces.
Chapter 10: Reinventing Your Home's Layout.
Chapter 11: Maximizing Results in the Bedroom.
Chapter 12: Now You're Cookin': Feng Shui for Your Kitchen.
Chapter 13: Home Is Where the "Shui" Is: Enhancing Your Family Areas.
Chapter 14: Sprucing Up the Bits and Pieces.
Chapter 15: Power-Boosting Your Home's Energy.
Chapter 16: Improving Your Apartment with Feng Shui.
Chapter 17: Using Feng Shui in Your Offi ce to Enhance Your Career.
Part IV: Going to the Next Level: Using Feng Shui for Life Change.
Chapter 18: Hitting the Ground Running: Your Fabulous Feng Shui Action Plan.
Chapter 19: Taking Care of the Big Three: Your Money, Honey, and Health.
Chapter 20: Looking Before You Leap: Selecting Your Next Home with Feng Shui.
Chapter 21: Creating New Energy with Feng Shui Blessing Ceremonies.
Chapter 22: Unleashing the Genie: Personal Feng Shui Empowerment.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Principles for Success with Your Feng Shui.
Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Finding the Right Consultant and Sticking with the Plan.
Chapter 25: Ten Tips for Selling a Home with the Help of Feng Shui.
Chapter 26: Ten Unique Calligraphies to Bless Your Life.
Appendix: Feng Shui Resources.