The holidays are just around the corner and with that comes the stress and strain of shopping for gifts as well as food and decor for all the festivities.
This is when we seem to push ourselves a little harder since there are so many parties and gatherings taking place. Now although this time of year can be quite stressful, there are some easy Feng Shui tips we can do to make it easier and even joyful. 😁
Did you know you can increase your energy by enhancing the Feng Shui of your food? You can accomplish this just by applying some simple principles of Feng Shui:
Balance the Elements-
Create plates full of many colors. Fruits and veggies come in every color of the rainbow so use them to your advantage when planning and preparing meals. Cooking with a spectrum of colors will help boost your food feng shui!
Yin & Yang-
The goal of feng shui is to create harmony and to have a balance of both yin and yang.
Yin foods are mild flavors while yang foods are bolder flavors. Just think of the sweet and spicy combination. Balance in food can also be created using textures like soft and crispy.
Yang foods are more energetic, they are warming and stimulate movement, progress and activity. Yin foods are cooling and promote relaxation and reflection. You can actually anticipate how you will feel after a meal based on what kinds of foods you eat! Want to feel more energized? Eat Yang! Want to feel more relaxed? Eat Yin!
There is nothing more pleasing to the senses than the smell of delicious food cooking. Cook with highly fragrant seasonings such as garlic and ginger.The aroma is not only delightful it helps rid the home of negative energy and replaces it with positive energy.
No matter how simple, humble or extravagant the setting in which you eat, aim for good chi by:
- Expressing gratitude for the food in front of you
- Take the time to eat and chew your food slowly and properly
- Turn off your phone or tablet
- Turn down loud music
- Be present while you eat
- Enjoy your food and allow good feng shui to nourish you on all levels!
Food prepared with love, care and good intention makes for a delicious and nourishing meal and is simply, feng shui at its best and finest.
I’m attaching my food feng shui handout for you to refer back to when planning and preparing your next menu. Let me know your feedback.
I would love to hear about the recipes you’ve created using the five elements of feng shui. 😊 Click here and share with me your favorite recipe now.