Feng Shui, literally meaning wind-water, is a s an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to utilize the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive energy.
It also described as popular Chinese art of placement. Widely used for interior decoration, it is gaining popularity in the corporate sector here since business fraternity is facing the heat of global financial downturn.
Chandigarh-based Ginni Singh is one of them who wants end to the run of bad luck in her business. She has been consulting a Feng Shui Master so that the Chinese `science of direction' can be used to overcome the crisis.
Feng Shui techniques are now popular in Punjab as many believe that they can help alleviate financial strain created by the global meltdown.
"There is little bit instability in our business. To stabilize it I need some help from Feng Shui, an expert can tell me and guide me. Also, my daughter has been facing lack on concentration in studies. I want to seek some help for her also," said Ginni Singh, Feng Shui enthusiast.
Enthusiasts today can be noticed thronging to Feng Shui shops to buy Laughing Buddha, Feng Shui Candles, crystals, Feng Shui Mirrors and much more.
Available in the price range of one to 120 dollars, depending on the product and its size, Feng Shui sale has almost doubled in the last three years.
Feng Shui decoration is a combination of art, science and proper placement of furniture and accessories.
As decorating and Feng Shui principles work well together, the products are in great demand by Indian companies.
"I have certain bankers who have a list of sick units with them. And somehow they are my clients. They don't want sick units to exist in this area. So what happens is that they suggest to those people to come and meet me and get consultation from me. And, when I give them the calculation, sick units turn into healthy units in a week or two. They see the results," said M.S.Walia, Consultant, Feng Shui.
Feng Shui products are popularly believed to enhance weak sectors in any place such as residential, commercial, office or institutional areas.
It's a long-established Chinese tradition that things are placed in a special manner in a house or any other place, so that human beings are able to live harmoniously with their environment.
It is believed that this practice brings peace, prosperity and happiness in one's life.