Designing A Feng Shui Classroom
The bagua map as applied to a classroom brings similar results. Here's how.
Pay close attention to the way the furniture, desks, board, tables, and chairs are arranged. The arrangements should coincide with what the bagua map indicates. Know that there are five basic elements in Feng shui, the fire, water, earth, metal and wood. Once you know what the bagua map indicates, the things that you bring to the classroom and how you arrange them should be in harmony with these elements.
Arranging the classroom according to what the quadrants in the octagon in the bagua indicates will improve the results that you want to achieve in it.
There are occasions though that you cannot arrive at an open position in the classroom that is in accordance with your bagua map. This may be due to the limitation of space, the basic design and structure and the positioning of the classroom. If this is the case, you can still arrange the classroom in the conventional style that has rows of desks arranged one in front of the other and in a lined way. This is still okay provided you place objects and decorations that coincide with what the bagua map require, but keep this kind of arrangement as a second option. The best way will always have the classroom arranged in line with the zones that the bagua map indicates.
The Feng shui compass should also be employed, as this will indicate the most favorable position according to the eight compass directions. The information that could be derived here will enable you to find out the best orientation of the classroom and its furnishings.
Other important things that should highly be considered is that the teacher must always have a line of vision that will enable him to look at all directions and a position where the back is not turned to the door.
The teacher is the most influential person in the classroom. Even with the limitation of design, the desk that he is working on should be according to the bagua map.
As with any space, sharp corners and protrusions in the wall disturbs the flow of chi. avoid a position whereby students will be in direct line with it.
Do something about open beams if there are any. The chi flows in a way that whoever would be positioned directly below the beam will suffer the extra pressure that is generated in those beams.
Students, especially the younger ones are good agents of clutter. One of the best things that the teacher has to do is to train the kids to avoid cluttering and dirtying the classroom. A Clutter free classroom is not only good Feng shui it is also an assurance that you are putting them out of harms way.
Classrooms are often students second home. It is only fitting for them to have a classroom that follows the principles of Feng shui.