A healthy energy flow is believed to encourage wellbeing and a sense of serenity – just what any mum would want for her little ones!
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice which favours the flow of vital energy,
known as chi, to create a ‘zen-like’ atmosphere.
Use these simple feng shui tips to make it easier for your kids to fall asleep at night and to provide them with a nurturing and soothing environment that they can de-stress in. Maybe you’ll even notice less temper tantrums!
Place a loving parental image in the room
Placing a photo of smiling, loving parents in a prominent area of the bedroom can help kids to feel secure. Not only does the image of mum and dad evoke a feeling of protection, but it also resonates with a child’s sense of authority. This feng shui tip is actually thought to be a quick and easy fix for behavioural problems – of course everyone responds differently, so please bear this in mind.
No TV at Bed Time!
Many kids have tech in their rooms. According to feng shui practitioner, Robyn Bentley, the electromagnetic frequencies, or EMFs, that are emitted by TVs, video game consoles, tablets, and other devices can have a harsh effect on an adult’s energy, let alone a child’s. EMFs are thought to decrease the body’s melatonin production, making it difficult to get that restful slumber that all kids need.
Minimise electronics in the bedroom. Ideally, there should be nothing more than a lamp, placed at least two feet away from the bed.
Use the command position for the bed
When arranging your child’s bedroom to optimise the flow of chi, start with the all-important bed – the place where your munchkin is (hopefully) spending ten or eleven hours each day! The bed should be placed in what is known as the command position – in a spot where you can walk around each side, but the headboard is against a wall of the room (but not sharing a wall with the bathroom or toilet, a placement that is thought to cause health problems!).
Make sure your child can see the door when lying in bed, although you don’t want the bed to be directly in line with the doorway, or directly under a window. This arrangement should encourage your child to feel ‘in command’ in their room.
Be wary of water energy
To avoid the potentially intense energy flow of the water element, leave aquariums and photographs of ocean scenes out. Anything associated with water could be disruptive. Here are a few water energy items that shouldn’t be in your little one’s room:
- Paintings, photos, or artwork associated with the sea
- Deep blue colours
Hanging mirrors in kids’ bedrooms is another feng shui faux pas. They are thought to absorb energy and are known to disturb rest, especially if they are facing your child’s bed.
Keep plants in another room
Bringing nature into your home is a feng shui fundamental, but not for bedrooms. The place where your children sleep should have a gentle balance between yin and yang energy to create a harmonious, restful energy. Plants, which bring life and vitality to a space, are too energising for sleeping spaces and can create too much yang energy.
Pastels are wonderful colours for children’s bedrooms in the world of feng shui. Soft pinks, blues, yellows, or greens will help your little one to feel at ease. Too much white, as well as bright, bold colours or excessive patterns, may make it difficult for your child to relax. Do you have a hyperactive pre-schooler or a fiery teenager? Maybe it’s time to paint over the fuschia walls.
Hopefully, these simple feng shui tips won’t just make your kids more at ease, but they’ll make mum’s life a little easier too. Calm kids always make happy mums!
Do you have any feng shui tips you’ve implemented for your children’s’ bedrooms? Share you tips and tricks below.
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