Shui And The Kitchen
By Joy Abrams MA, FSII
have been so busy that eating and running for generations
has taken some focus away from kitchens. Since we have had
proliferations of all sorts of eating disorders, focusing
on food seems neurotic in some circles. However, it is important
from a feng shui perspective to realize that food is one of
our primary sources of chi. In Chinese medicine getting food
chi into the blood is the foundation of good immunity.
information about the kitchen is a handy tool to understand
how important it is for the cook to have good chi so that
that chi can pass on to the food that is consumed by the family.
The reason it is not considered good feng shui for the cook
s station to be in the part of the kitchen where she will
be distracted or startled is the family s food will suffer
from this as it will disrupt the good chi of the cook. This
in tern will ruin the food. The traditional kitchen has an
island where the cook can be distracted on all levels. This
will result in the food being less nourishing on an energetic
level. The high tech island may make one quick chef and preparation
may be speedy but enjoyment and nourishment is sacrificed
in the process.
the idea that the stove represents wealth is simple to understand.
It takes money to have fire and money to buy food. If you
had a fire and you had food in ancient times you were considered
to have wealth. With fire you could have good chi and you
would continue to prosper.
of mirroring the back of the stove to reflect the burners
and double the prosperity is easy to understand. In most stoves
if you do this the number of burners will be the number eight
and that is considered to be a money number in feng shui.
Also, by placing a mirror on the backside of the stove one
is able to see anyone approaching the cook. If the cook gets
frightened then the good chi of the meal is altered. Understanding
some of these ancient principles make it easier for us to
understand why they work today and can help us get the good
chi in the kitchen that is needed to nourish our bodies and