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Feng Shui Office: Command Position


Feng Shui when translated is “wind and water” and ch’i is “cosmic breath” (1). Feng Shui is the practice of arranging objects and positions amongst each other to optimize the flow of ch’i or energy. Actually, people also have energy and so we are affected by the energies of other people and of objects. Yin and Yang is also part of feng shui. These are the divine opposites; the dark black side is the feminine soft principle, while the light white side is that of the male energetic side. Yin ch’i energy is tranquil and soft while Yang ch’i is active and strong. Both energies are necessary for balance and harmony.

One position that you must look for is the Command Position. This is the position which will give you the best energy flow possible and will also give you the best career success as possible (1). This position will allow you to see the door and the whole room, but you are not in direct alignment with the door. It is very important to remember that your back must not be in line with the door, or directly facing it. Also, when you sit on your chair you feel comfortable in it. Other signs that you are in the Command Position is that you feel safe, you have control (because your line of sight is complete), and your position is not distracted by other people and objects. Other tips include:

1. If you cannot be in the Command Position, place a small desk mirror on your desk facing the door. In this way you could see whose coming in and out of the room.

2. Do not sit with your back against the window. If you can’t place a curtain, plant, or divider behind you.

3. A low bookshelf is okay to place behind you but not a high shelf. This could be unsafe and could project burden.

4. Don’t place the desk under a beam or sloped ceiling.

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(1) Wilking, K. (2013). Practical Feng Shui for the Office: Finding Your Individual Balance in the Workplace. Indiana: iUniverse