Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people occupying it. It is part art and part science that came about over 3,000 years ago in ancient China.
The word “feng” means wind and “shui” means water. Therefore Feng Shui means “wind water”. Chinese culture associate wind that is gentle and water that is clear to represent good health and harvest. Therefore good feng shui is related to good fortune, while bad feng shui means bad luck, or misfortune. Feng Shui is based on the Taoist philosophy and understanding of nature, principally on the belief that the land is alive and filled with energy known as Chi. Taoism is the ancient Chinese philosophy that treat the duality of nature in the Yin and Yang theories found in all aspect of Chinese life. It is this belief that also brought about the concept of the five feng shui elements.