In Feng Shui, the two most important areas we assess are the entry and the bedrooms of a home. Within a bedroom, the first thing we look at is the your bed placement, in particular, where the bedhead is located.
A well arranged bedroom should create the optimal environment and energy flow for your body to relax and restore itself. Some of our most important internal organs restore their energy and essence throughout the night, such as liver regenerates between 11pm-3am while your lungs restore themselves from 3am-7am. To promote these restorative processes, the energy within the bedroom should be kept mostly a restful and Yin. In this article, we will solely focus on the placement of the bed.
1. First of all, your bed should have a solid bedhead and it is best to have it against a solid wall, as this promotes a restful sleep as well as strong support and protection in life. This wall ideally should not be broken up by windows, wardrobes or ensuite.
Below example looks beautiful however not ideal, as the wall is being broken up by the two windows.
2. Check on the other side of the wall and make sure there is no power points or electronic goods connected around the areas.
3. Your bed should be in a Commanding Position in relation to the room. This means you should have a fairly good view of the entire room while resting your head on the pillow, including the entry to the bedroom. Below picture shows a good example. This usually is the position that is furthest from the bedroom door.
4. Avoid having your bed positioned on the same wall where the door is as this can lead to unexpected surprises in your life. It can also indicate missed opportunities. It is not considered a ‘commanding position’.
5. When you are lying down, ideally your feet should not be pointing directly to the door. The reason is being the rush of Qi can be disturbing and you are likely to feel unsettled and have broken sleeps.
6. Avoid angle your bed in a corner. The sharp corner creates a negative Qi flow which in turn affect your health and other major aspects in life in long term.
7. You shouldn’t be sleeping under a beam, sloped ceiling or have a ceiling fan positioned directly over your bed such as picture shown below. You may develop ailments such as headaches body aches and pains. When there is a beam running over the centre of a marital bed, the couple will very likely have issues in their marriage or living a very seperate lives.