Free the Chi
Ch’i or qi (“chee”) refers to the life force energy that flows through every being and every environment. When positive chi energy can’t flow freely, things get stagnant – literally and metaphorically. It is the goal of aligning with the natural flow of things that draws many to the practice of feng shui.
One of the primary tools of Western feng shui is the bagua map. A feng shui bagua is a grid divided into 8 areas plus a center. Each bagua area maps to a specific life area. By applying the bagua grid to your space, you can see where to improve the flow of energy to bring harmony to the corresponding area of your life.
“Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is the ancient Chinese art of improving every part of your life by enhancing your environment according to principles of harmony and energy flow.”
David Daniel Kennedy, Feng Shui for Dummies