Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice, art and science developed over 3,000 years ago, related to the law and order of the universe and the power of nature. It encourages living in balance with people’s natural surroundings. Feng Shui aims to promote a perfect balance of the yin and the yang to create a smooth flow of chi energy, bringing in good fortune, prosperity, good health, success and general well being and happiness in all areas of life. The basic principle is that life-force energy, known in China as "chi", flows through your dwellings and has a powerful effect on the way you feel and think. Feng Shui examines how the surrounding landscape, layout, furniture and objects within it affect the energy flow in your room, house, building or garden, and how these objects interact with and influence your personal energy flow. Your personal energy flow affects how you think and act, which in turn affects how well you perform and succeed in your personal and professional life. When your space is filled with positive energy, you feel happy and motivated. Feng Shui sees how everything is in a natural order, equally alive and has an energetic value or component. Thus everything — people, animals, plants, and things — exist in immense natural conditions. The same energy that flows through the world flows through each person. This is the energy that makes you alive, unique and vital. Feng Shui allows you to create your personal environment in accordance with the same universal principles of energy flow by giving you a way to improve the circulation of energy.