Feng Shui for Health and Wellbeing: An Interview with Feng Shui Architect Siulem Li
I had the good fortune of meeting Siulem Li, a Feng Shui Architect, at my recent speaking event for the Professional Women’s Network of Costa Rica (PWNCR). As soon as I met Siulem, I knew she was a woman I wanted to work with!
The first thing I noticed bout Siulem was her radiant smile. She possesses a magnetic personality that is both comforting and energizing. It was apparent to me within the first few minutes of speaking with her, that Siulem is a woman with a lot of knowledge and experience. She expressed this through a relaxed confidence while we talked about things like holistic healing, metaphysics, and Feng Shui for spas.
Understanding Feng Shui
Before I met Siulem, I really had no idea how Feng Shui works or why someone would want to consider it in their interior design. I had heard about Feng Shui in relation to energy balancing, but I didn’t know enough about it to consider how I could apply to my own life or my clients’ spa projects.
By the end of the interview, I was so impressed by the way Feng Shui can be used to plan a space, my entire perspective on interior design had changed. Once you know better you do better, as they say, and I will never again set up a yoga studio or massage room without first considering how the energy flows through that space.
Here are a few of the most eye-opening things I learned about the art and science of Feng Shui during our interview:
- Buildings have birthdays and a specific energy in each space. The astrological sign of your home is important to take into consideration because it influences the type of energy the home has.
- Much of what we know about Feng Shui in the West came from one man who blended the practice with other teachings. Classical Feng Shui (what Siulem practices), retains the most complete ancestral wisdom.
- There are no specific Feng Shui recommendations that work for all spaces — each space is unique.
Feng Shui for Health and Wellbeing
In the wellness industry, there are many trends that influence the spa services or healing therapies we offer (silver ion bath or chocolate pedicure, anyone?). Feng Shui is not one of those trends. The use of Feng Shui for health and wellbeing is an ancient tradition.
Over the past 5,000 years, Feng Shui has been used to assess and carefully curate spaces for living and working. It is an art that considers the subtle energies that affect our beings in body, mind, and spirit. Therefore, it provides a way for us to allign environments intended for healing, assuring the space will have flow that is harmonious with human health.
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