Did you know that while you’re busy sleeping, your bedroom is having a big impact on your whole being?
Sleep is meant to be a restorative time for our body and mind to relax deeply and recharge our batteries. Your bedroom is the most important room in the house according to Feng Shui because we spend a huge part of our life sleeping. The bedroom affects our health, our sleep, our intimate relationships and our peace of mind. The crucial features to consider are the position of your bed, what you keep in your bedroom and the bed itself.
The commanding position for the bed
The bed position that will ensure the best quality sleep and the most success in your life is the commanding position. This is when you have a commanding view of the room and the bedroom door. This position will give you an assertive position in life and help you see your opportunities.
When you can’t see the door, you’ll know on a subconscious level that an intruder would have the advantage. This may make you on guard all night long. You’ll sleep better and the room will feel and look better when your bed has this commanding view. When this isn’t possible, you can strategically use a mirror to give yourself a commanding view from the bed.
Keep your bed out of the pathway of the door
Doorways bring in the flow of energy to a room and it can negatively impact your vital energy to sleep in this direct flow. The best place for a bed is against a solid wall with no window behind it, positioned so that you can see the main door to the room without being in the path of a door. It’s not always possible to follow all of these guidelines because most architects did not design bedrooms with Feng Shui in mind! We can always make the most out of what we have and see improvement.
The strongest bed
The strongest bed has a solid headboard securely attached to the bed frame. I don’t recommend a foot board because people usually end up bumping into them and find them annoying. Tall foot boards can also produce a feeling of being locked in.
Don’t neglect your bedroom
The bedroom is the most private room in the house. Because of this, often people neglect it or overcrowd it with stuff. If this is you, then take a few steps to improve the most important room in your house:
- Clear out the clutter, and make space for the chi to flow.
- Take out stuff that has nothing to do with sleep, relaxation, intimacy and dressing, making your bedroom your sanctuary.
- If you cannot move a workspace, use a screen or curtain to hide it at night.
Create for yourself a nourishing place to retire to at the end of the day so you can sleep well and be renewed!
There are other things to consider when addressing the Feng Shui of the bedroom but these are a few key places to begin to promote a restorative sleep, improve your health and intimate relationships. The good news is that with Feng Shui there’s almost always a ‘cure’ when you come across a less than ideal situation.
May your bedroom nourish your health, sleep and relationships and reflect peace of mind.