Feng Shui For Your Bathroom

It is well known that the bathroom is one of the dirtiest rooms in our home. It is understandable that you clean your bathroom but that doesn’t change the fact that the room is still “dirty”. When Buddhism first reached China, it soon absorbed Feng Shui principles combining them with its own practices. The historical Buddhism temples, mostly located in China, were all built with the idea of Feng Shui in mind. When we think of the bathroom we think of the element of water and blue which is the color associated with water. The reason this is true is that as with every room in the home either yin or yang will rule the room, for the bathroom yin is its aura so it is in fact a water room.  As a review, I will list the auras of each room, keep in mind that Yin is seen as male and yang is seen as female this in turn, gives way to yin being associated with primary colors of blues, greens, reds, etc. Yang is associated with secondary colors or soft relaxing colors, here is the review list:

  • Living room: yang 
  • Kitchen: yang 
  • Bedroom: yang 
  • Hallway: yin 
  • Dining room: yang 
  • Bathroom: Yin 
  • Den room: Yin 
  • Male child room: yin 
  • Female child room: yang 

Mostly the rooms where you would normally expect to relax in a quiet calm atmosphere would be painted soft, warm secondary colors (lavender, rose, yellow, sea green, pink) So with that review I will talk about the bathroom. Keep in mind that the bathroom mirror reflects whatever it is directly across from therefore the belief is it multiplies what is reflected. Some things do not need to be multiplied and some do. For instance, you would not want the trash can or toilet reflected so keep the mirror from reflecting those two.  

Ideally, the bathroom door should always be closed to prevent good chi from the home “draining away” through the drains in the bathroom and from chi escaping from the toilet into the home. The bathtub/shower curtain and toilet seat should also remain closed for the very same reason. In all actuality, the bathroom needs to be as unnoticeable as possible. Clutter should be completely avoided; the bathroom is already a “dirty” room and should be kept very clean. Drains in the sink should be kept covered to prevent good chi from escaping as well. 

Be aware of the energy you allow in your space


The window of the bathroom should always be covered or blurred because again the bathroom should be unnoticeable. Never place electronics or lamps in the water room, these items are of metal and fire origin and have no place in the bathroom. The types of decorations should be plant life, water, marine life, or pastel paintings. The bathroom should be well lit with bright lights and bright pastel colors. Dark colors have no place in the bathroom including red which conflicts with water. Corners in the bathroom should be kept unrestricted to prevent the buildup of stagnant chi. Follow these guidelines to create a healthy environment in your bathroom and home. 

Common feng shui mistakes in bathrooms:

-Leaving your toilet lid open (You’re letting the smells out!)

-Double vanities with two mirrors (Who needs two?)

-Keeping the bathroom door wide open (Seriously? Shut the door.)

-Exposed garbage cans (Put a lid on it!)

-Dark colors (Can we get some light?)

-Too much (unorganized) stuff

-Rips, tears, or cracks (Can we fix the place up?)

Why is Feng shui so important and why should you incorporate it into your every day life? They say that Feng shui can affect your life in a positive way and improve your lifestyle. As an example, the position of your bed may be the reason you’ve had sleep problems for years. Depending on who you are, depends on which direction your head and feet should be facing. However, this is advanced Feng shui. Practicing Feng shui will improve your vibration as a spiritual being and it will improve the energy flow of your home. Stagnant energy also known as, chi, can cause health issues, relationship issues, financial issues, and if you run an in-home business, it can affect your business as well negatively as well. A lot of people don’t understand that their home is just as important as their own body. Energy is powerful and must be properly balanced for a life you and your family can thrive in.

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