If the precepts behind a feng shui bedroom have taught us anything, it is the importance of the bed orientation for optimal chi flow. So let’s see in more detail which bed placement is best for feng shui so you can gain a well-deserved rest.
The Bed, a Kingdom of Tranquility
Your bed is, according to feng shui, one of the most essential places for your well-being. A true cocoon, it is not only a peaceful oasis, but also a symbol that represents you.
The watchword when you think about your bed should be "comfortable". And for that, your mattress must suit you in every way.
Your bed base and bed headboard should be made of solid material, such as wood, and lean against a wall. This will give you a sense of security that will help you relax.
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Positioning Your Bed
In order to promote good chi circulation, your bed must respect certain "rules". Don't worry, there's nothing rocket science about it, and if you can't follow these tips, other solutions exist.
Never, ever, should your bed be totally aligned with the bedroom door. A right feng shui bed placement is when the door is in your line of sight, but without putting your feet in the "coffin" position in relation to the door. In short, you can face the door, as long as it is not directly at your feet!
The window, like the door, is a "portal" for chi. To avoid receiving too much energy while you are trying to rest, do not place your bed headboard against the window. Your feng shui bed placement will only be strengthened when positioned a little bit to the side.
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A good feng shui bed placement requires good chi circulation, and for good circulation, you need space! If your room allows it, make sure you can walk on either side of your mattress.
Then, if you have space under your bed, leave it alone! This area should be clean and clear at all times.
Orient Your Bed According to the Cardinal Points
If you want to maximize the benefits of your feng shui bed placement, you can also study the cardinal points for inspiration.
Contrary to what you often hear, feng shui schools of thought do not recommend sleeping with your head to the north! Even the Vastu Shastra, a Hindu philosophy similar to feng shui, suggests sleeping with your head to the south or east for an Ayurvedic bed orientation.
However, keep in mind that Ayurveda, a traditional Indian medicine, takes into account individual needs. Depending on your health, your optimal bed orientation could be towards the north.
Feel free to delve into this fascinating world to better understand what your body requires.