Feng Shui Sitting Positions


Feng Shui Sitting Positions

There are various place to sit within a room that put us in more powerful positions.

Where we sit can influence our relationship with the room and how we feel there. Our position within the room and our relationship to the windows and doors are important in determining how we feel. In addition where we sit relative to each other influences how we interact.


Ideally we sit with our back to a wall so that most of the room is in front of us. We can think of this as protecting our back and having as much as possible happening in front. This is represented by the turtle and pheonix in feng shui. If possible something either side of us, like a small table, plant or chest would represent the dragon to our left and tiger to our right.


Sitting with our back to a corner provides a greater feeling of security and places us in a more contained chi.


Ideally we would be to sit with an easy view of the windows and doors, as these are places of activity in a room. Sitting where there is activity behind us can be distracting and create insecurity.


Try grouping chairs so several people can interact. Ideally the chairs would be in powerful positions within the room, whilst also sited so people can see each other.


The compass direction we face when we sit, also exposes us to a particular form of chi. For example facing south we would benefit from more sunny, summery energy, whilst north would be a more quiet wintery energy. Facing east exposes us to the rising sun in the morning, and facing west to the setting sun.