The Need-to-Know ( Yin & Yang )

Feng shui (pronounced fung shway) is an ancient Chinese system of balancing our physical environment to promote harmony and a sense of well-being.

From a home’s natural surroundings down to its furnishings and decor, feng shui practitioners believe that everything (and everyone) has a certain energy, or “chi,” and how we arrange those objects can affect all aspects of our lives. Warm, fuzzy feelings aside, practitioners also use feng shui to address specific areas of concern, from health and wealth to careers and relationships. Not the worst priorities for a new coed or young professional settling into their first home.

While feng shui may seem mysterious, or even mystical, its guiding principles are quite simple. One key aspect is seeking balance (between yin and yang) despite constant change.