This feng shui infographic explains how the ancient practice (it dates back 4,000 years) establishes a flow of positive energy and wards off the negative. The positive energy, known as qi, is believed to bring forth health, happiness and prosperity.
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Though feng shui can be dismissed as superstition -- in fact, it was briefly banned in mainland China during the Communist regime of the 1960s -- it is a philosophy that has become essential to Chinese life, ranging from architecture design to big-time decisions made by city officials.
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This Infographic Details the Power of an Ancient Practice
- By: Vasiliki MarapasOct 30, 2014