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feng shui

(fŭng shwā)
An ancient Chinese belief system used to configure one's living or work environment to promote health, happiness, and prosperity, by enhancement of energy flow (chi); includes use of space, color, and order as factors in satisfaction.

feng shui

(fŭng shwā) [Chinese féng shuì, wind (and) water]
An ancient Chinese art of interior and architectural design, the object of which is to create a soothing and healthful living environment, one that is in accord with the qi (energy or life force).
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Secondly, for major buildings to be built, the basic FengShui followed would be "turn away from Yin and embrace Yang".
Sun LJ, Chen HY, Fang ZL, Li JL, Huang JX (2007) Water-holding characteristic of 0-20cm depth soil in fengshui woods of Foshan city.
The art of fengshui has had a deep and extensive impact on Korean, Chinese, and other East Asian cultures.
He'll also bring in fengshui experts to use the Chinese art to create a more relaxing and sleep-inducing environme in each room.
Wayne, who has been hired by hotel chain Travelodge as its Director of Sleep, will bring in fengshui experts to ensure rooms have the most relaxing ambience possible.
Like acupuncture, some signs of the Zodiac and three or four dishes, fengshui is now part of the collection of rare practices and skills that has emerged from China and been reworked in the local style.
On the contrary, geomancy (divination) and fengshui played major roles in prospecting for minerals in China.
They reveal lives punctuated by worries about debt; finding a cure for illness; employing a fengshui specialist to advise on the position of a house; arranging prayers for sick relatives; getting drunk and insulting a host; not getting along with in-laws; how to write a polite letter; being able to buy grain for summer sowing; finding a good day for marriage; whether to take a squatter to court; and numerous other concerns timeless to the human condition.
COLOUR: When you know fengshui you have no problem deciding on the colours of walls, you just know which it should be.
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He has consulted with fengshui experts and will use brilliant red, yellow and orange colours.
Frederick Or, a staff member of 3P Fengshui Consultancy in Singapore, said both the Feng Shui business and the fortune-telling business have jumped between 20% to 30% at his company in 2001.