Feng shui is the Chinese tradition of placing objects to encourage a positive flow of life energy. This process promotes health, happiness and harmony. What, if anything, does it have to do with weight loss? Can rearranging your furniture actually help you lose weight? Maybe not in obvious ways. But the idea isn’t entirely unfounded.
There is a real connection between your environment and your emotional health, and there is a very real connection between your emotional health and physical health. It’s not too much of a stretch to believe that the quality of your environment can affect your physical wellbeing, with weight loss and other health related topics.
Here are some of the ways that feng shui may help you lose weight more easily:
In the practise of Feng Shui, order is most important. Clutter is supposed to contribute to feelings of confusion, anxiety, depression, poor health, & even financial difficulties. Clear the clutter from your home and this will immediately create a feeling of lightness, as if a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. When it comes to losing weight, you can achieve this lightness of existence. Remove anything that does not support your efforts to lose weight and getting healthy. Get rid of any junk food or candy. Throw out the old “fat clothes” that no longer suits you. See this as part of the mental housecleaning and throw away fear, anxiety, and old limiting beliefs.
Get the whole kitchen in order by filling it with healthy food and organizing the utensils you will need to cook healthy meals for yourself.
Another important goal of feng shui is to create a harmonious, tranquil setting. Have you ever noticed how relaxed you feel in a peaceful, harmonious place? Promote harmony in your home by using soothing colors on the walls, or at least the accent pieces such as pillows and artwork. Play soft music, light scented candles or incense to help you relax. If any area of your home makes you feel uncomfortable think about ways you can to clean up and make it more peaceful, or just use this space as little possible in that.
When it comes to losing weight, it’s very important to eat in a quiet, peaceful space. Clear the clutter from your kitchen or dining room table and make the surrounding space as a peaceful and nourishing as possible. Avoid eating in front of TV or computer – instead of eat in a harmonious kitchen or dining room. Light candles, and take the time to eat, make every meal and snack a peaceful experience.
One of the most common feng shui practises includes inviting abundance into your home. Do this by keeping a full bowl of fruit on the table or counter in your kitchen or dining room. Make sure the fruit is filling the bowl and to get rid of any fruit that’s past its prime. A bowl that’s overflowing with an abundance of nature serves as a visual symbol of abundance, thus calling in even greater abundance.
When it comes to losing weight, make sure to include a few servings of fruit a day. This helps with weight loss and good health, continue to buy more fresh fruit to keep the bowl full, abundance moving.
These techniques are just some small things you can do to encourage better health habits, helping you reach your weight loss goals. If nothing else, will create a harmonious, orderly environment and make you feel better each day, making it easier to stick to a healthy diet & exercise plan.