Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Overhead Beams can Be Oppressive

How the internal features of your home or office affect you, in term of Feng Shui. This tip is on overhead beams

Overhead beams can be oppressive - particularly if you are lying or are sitting directly underneath. The effect will be strong if the beam is thick, dark, and low in nature.

How to balance the effect of a beam:

* break the pathway of the qi through the beam by hanging two bamboo flutes at angles (to form an octagonal shape) and tied with red ribbons - make sure the mouthpieces are pointing down
* decorate the beam with a piece of fabric, a banner or a swag
* paint it a light color so it appears less heavy
* use the qualities of metal - light colors and round shapes - to complement the element of the beam which is wood.