I was invited by Redfin to contribute to a Feng Shui article on home offices. Here's what I wrote, followed by the snippet they used. Vastu is the Yoga of Design from ancient India and is part of the origin of Feng Shui.
Six tips from Vastu expert Sherri Silverman, PhD to create a healthy, unobstructed flow of ch'i, or "universal life energy,” in your home workplace:
1. Use the current situation of COVID as incentive to decide what’s really important in your life and home. We’re all getting rearranged inside and out. Seize this opportunity to organize and declutter.
Avoid working directly under a ceiling beam
Both Feng Shui and Vastu warn against placing your desk chair directly below a ceiling beam, which has an oppressive vibrational influence. There are enough causes of stress today without arranging your workspace directly under one, so have a smooth ceiling overhead. Face north, northeast, or east at your work area to increase mental clarity, energy, and creativity. – Transcendence Design
Sherri Silverman of Transcendence Design was quoted in a Redfin blog article, "How to Instantly Improve Your Office Feng Shui," posted September 23, 2020.
READ MORE THAT SHERRI HAS WRITTEN ABOUT VASTU & FENG SHUI:
Also watch Sherri's interview with Abby Abhaya Geyer of Jivamaya Yoga on this topic on Youtube! Timely Wisdom Tips to Create and Sustain Conscious Space.
PHOTOS: Erika Blumenfeld, for Sherri Silverman's 2007 book Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in Harmony with Nature