Yeo Khoon Leong - Founder, Life Coach, Yijing Trainer & Author

Key Fengshui Dos and Taboos for Healthier Living

For living to be healthier, it is very important that the Qi flows freely with as little or no obstruction as possible. The following tips should help.


The Qi as most of us already know is the life giving energy especially so from the point of view of Fengshui.

For living then to be healthier, it is very important that the Qi flows freely with as little or no obstruction as possible.

The following tips should help.

Avoid clutter

If clutter obstructs the movement of the occupants in the house, it does similar things to the Qi.

Even for the sake of argument that one does not bank too much on the Qi the way Fengshui believers do, clutter poses dangers that could go seriously wrong.

The entrances to the home like main doorways, screens and gates must be free and clear

Clean the screens regularly and free the entranceways from shoes, slippers and dirt. The Qi rides with the wind. This then goes inside the house.

If that energy that gets into the house is not clean, that will again pose a danger to its occupants.

The Qi rests in water

It is then good advice to have an open fixture in the house that holds it like fish tanks and water fountains.

If the Qi that gets into the house do not find water from which it could stay, it will only continue riding and be dispersed by the wind.

Water fountains or fish tanks, when positioned in a favorable location could attract good energy and be a vehicle that could provide you the things that you want out of life.

But when they are placed in an unfavorable direction, it could work the opposite resulting to problems and discord.

On occasions where you want a fish tank in your house, it is better to consult a Fengshui expert.

Avoid bunk bed

The child sleeping on the lower deck, in most cases, is sicklier than the one sleeping on top. This is so because the child sleeping above will always have a better and fresher amount of fresh air while the one gets the stale ones. If a child falls ill, try transferring the child to another bedroom.

Never face water and fire related fixtures opposite each other

For example a refrigerator should never be placed opposite a stove. They are ruled by opposing elements, which is believed to be contributory to the discord that could be suffered by the members of the household.


By now you would have noticed that most Fengshui practices are purely common sense. That is what Fengshui really is. Common sense.

Although being involved in it will bring you to a deeper understanding on why things happen the way they do. Often, things and ideas that you already knew only need to be verbalized to better recognize.

Many Fengshui principles though run very deep that would take some years of studying with experts if not consulting with them.