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Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano provides weekly Feng Shui Tips and insights, paired with the latest scientific studies, discussions about additional supportive healing modalities and healthier lifestyle choices for the body, mind and spirit.

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Address Internal Corners of Your Apartment so the Energy Does Not Become Stuck

Laura Cerrano

A really easy to do Feng Shui change is making sure the corners inside your apartment are not empty. Why is that important? Any time you see corners that have nothing in them in, it's believed the energy flowing into that area becomes 'stuck.' To help give you a visual, think of water flowing down a gentle stream and then becoming entrapped in a whirlpool movement alongside the bank of the stream.  

To help avoid that scenario, adding a plant or a collection of smaller plants (2-3) in the empty corner of your apartment can help the chi' (energy) to keep moving. Of course you could use other objects on the floor (like a standing lamp), along the walls (artwork or shelving) or even something that may hang from the corner's ceiling. Understand the function of the room and combine that observation with the Ba-gua Map life section and you can better select what is appropriate for that corner. 


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Laura Cerrano is a Full-time Certified Feng Shui expert with 20+ years of experience. She provides bi-coastal consultations and workshops for residential, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies, and healing facilities. She is currently conducting research for her upcoming book that focuses on bridging the gap between the ancient wisdom of the East and modern day science. The intention for these collaborative studies is to establish the practice of Feng Shui as a credible form of Medicine. 

Is Having Plants In Your Bedroom 'Bad' Feng Shui?

Laura Cerrano

Question: I am in the process of Feng Shui-ing my NYC apartment and I read putting plants in the bedroom is bad. Then in a video, I hear plants are good Feng Shui. What would you suggest? 

If you would like to know which plants are most ideal in the bedroom, a study by NASA listed English ivy as the number one air-filtering houseplant. It has an unmatched ability to absorb formaldehyde (a known neurotoxin). It’s incredibly easy to grow and it’s adaptable. You could hang it from the ceiling or arrange it as a floor plant. 

Another great plant to place inside your bedroom is the Perennial Snake plant. It doesn't require much light or water to thrive.  What’s most impressive about it is that it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during evening hours.

Looking at plants from a Feng Shui perspective, they are also referred to as 'activation cures.' This meaning, the plants characteristics encourages growth and expansion. In the bedroom, we are seeking more Yin energy (stillness). If you would like to negotiate the Feng Shui principles, then add just one plant and keep it at a good distance from your bed.

Feel Free to explore these Feng Shui Tips to see what is best for you.