House di­rec­tions

Khaleej Times - City Times - - LOOKING INTO LIFESTYLE - Shivani Adalja is a Dubai-based well­be­ing ex­pert. She runs the Align­ment In­sti­tute which of­fers ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions that fo­cus on stress man­age­ment and over­all well­be­ing. Email align@shiv­a­ni­adalja.com

To­day I vis­ited my cousin’s new home. She has bought a gor­geous man­sion by the beach and has a lovely view of the ocean. The gar­den was beau­ti­fully done up and the lo­ca­tion was per­fect. Over a cup of tea, she started ask­ing me about how I felt about the en­ergy in her home and what were my views. Her main worry was that the en­trance to her home was in the South West di­rec­tion, which was not con­sid­ered to be aus­pi­cious for her.

As I walked around the house, I re­alised it was well lit up, and beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated. All the win­dows over­looked the gar­den and the beach, while the air move­ment was also very good. So why was my cousin so wor­ried about the di­rec­tion of the main en­trance?

Upon in­spec­tion, I re­alised that the main en­trance was to­wards the back of the house, near the kitchen. There was no nat­u­ral light or air cir­cu­la­tion in that area. In fact, tall walls on all sides sur­rounded the main door. This did not al­low any nat­u­ral light in that area leav­ing it dark. But this did not con­cern me at all. Let me ex­plain why.

In Fly­ing Star school of Feng Shui, the en­trance of the build­ing or a home is al­ways not im­por­tant. The facing or the view of the prop­erty is more im­por­tant. The place where you have max­i­mum en­ergy seep­ing into your home is con­sid­ered to be the en­trance or facing. And so go­ing by that prin­ci­ple, the en­trance of my cousin’s home was ac­tu­ally to­wards the beach and not where her main door was lo­cated. Her en­tire house was facing the beach and soak­ing in the sun­shine and air from that area.

Next time you go to pur­chase or rent a prop­erty, do not get caught up by the lo­ca­tion of the main en­trance. Look at the prop­erty care­fully to see where is the light com­ing from, where is the open space and most im­por­tantly what does your house over­look. Based on these, the en­trance of your home can be de­ter­mined.

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