In an ideal world, your bedroom is your relaxing haven. If reality looks like a cluttered space where you can’t settle in to sleep soundly, a Feng Shui bedroom makeover might be just what you need.
Lack of quality sleep has been related to everything from depression to inflammatory diseases. We know yoga is good for the mind, body, and spirit. As it turns out, Feng Shui is built on the fundamental belief that “home” is wherever you are, and that it is essential to nurture your indoor space so that it nurtures the spirit within.
We’ve already covered how to follow proper Feng Shui principles for your child’s room. Now we’re talking to you! With the demands of modern life, you deserve a cozy, rejuvenating, and restful night’s sleep.
You can create a zen, peaceful night’s sleep with these practical and easy to implement Feng Shui bedroom design tips from Debra Duneier of Eco Chi.
Feng Shui Bedroom Tips to Help You Sleep Better
∼ Choose “yin” (calming) colors to ensure a peaceful sleep. Greens, blues and violets are restful to our eyes and our spirits.
∼ Clear the clutter. Keep furnishings minimal to allow chi to flow freely around the room.
∼ Be sure that the head of your bed is against a solid wall. This is called the “black turtle” in Feng Shui. It is the energy that supports and protects you.
∼ Keep the space under your bed clear. Storage boxes and clutter can block energy and lead to stagnation in life.
∼ Bring the elements of nature indoors with a collection of sea shells, a rock garden, a potted plant (also helps to purify the air) or a piece of art that expresses the beauty of nature. Also, plants in the corners can help keep the energy from stagnating.
∼ It is important to be able to comfortably see the door to your bedroom from your bed. This creates a secure and calm environment.
∼ Use black-out shades in your bedroom to prevent light pollution from seeping in. This will keep you in tune with your natural day-night cycle, helping to maintain balance and wellbeing.
∼ Remove photographs from your bedroom and relocate them to the social rooms of your home. The bedroom is a sacred sanctuary for you, your spirit, and your dreams.
∼ Feeling too wired to sleep? Electromagnetic fields which are emitted from electronic equipment can cause restlessness. So pull the plug on your electronics for Zen Zzz’s. Consider adding a Himalayan salt lamp to release negative ions into the air you breathe all night.
∼ Light a raw beeswax candle or incense or mist your bedding with the relaxing scents of lavender, sandalwood, rose, vanilla or cinnamon. Inhale and smile as you feel all your tension drift away.
Enhance the Energy of the Bedroom with Crystals
Crystals magnify the energy of a space. We’ve learned so much about crystals from Heather Askinosie at Energy Muse, and these are some of her tips for enhancing your bedroom with crystals.
If you’re going to bring one crystal ally into the bedroom, make it Selenite. It’s not always physical clutter that’s disrupting your sleep; sometimes it’s emotional clutter. You can use selenite to clear unwanted or overactive emotions, thoughts, and mindsets away before bed. Place a selenite crystal on the nightstand, and before you go to bed, place it over your chest and allow yourself to feel its soothing, light energy sink into your body and spirit.
Celestite brings a high-vibrational uplifting energy to your bedroom. Beautiful and serene, celestite is perfect to place in a baby or child’s room to fill the space with soothing, calming energies to encourage restful, peaceful sleep.
Use the energy of an Amethyst sphere to break free of the stress bubble, and create a shield of calming vibes instead. These spheres emit an equal amount of energy in every direction and the effect creates a more full, gentle energy. Pair your Amethyst sphere with a Rose Quartz stone in your bedroom – they make the ultimate crystal couple!