The idea of feng shui was first formally introduced in the United States in 1991 at the American Feng Shui Institute in Los Angeles, CA by Master Larry Sang. The institute evolved in order to correct common mistakes seen in various books about Feng Shui such as:
To help people discern real professionals practitioners from imposters,
To set apart actual Feng Shui from superstition
To be able to apply the fundamentals of the ancient natural science
To utilize Feng Shui correctly
For the last 15 years, classes have been held weekly, which is the only Feng Shui school to have this accomplishment.
Feng Shui’s ancient origination from China, and popularity of the idea has not yet fully reached mainstream United States. In China, Feng Shui was once banned from schools by the Chinese Communist Party as a superstition in 1949. The teaching of this idea was brought back into schools in China around 2008.
Feng Shui is a system of laws from ancient China that governs how to create a spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy. This system is often used to arrange rooms and create building spaces that give off a 'good energy' and creates a positive environment to be in. Having qi can affect the way you feel and think. This good energy is called ‘qi’ and is believed to be the life force of everything. Some ways in which many people believe that positive qi can be introduced include hanging tassels, having live plants, hanging wind chimes, eliminating clutter, and having an aquarium within the home. Having positive qi can bring good luck, prosperity, and happiness--which is why many people around the world still use this ancient Chinese skill today!