Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that teaches us how to balance the energies in any given space—be it a home, office, or garden–in order to assure good fortune for the people inhabiting it.
Since good fortune comes in many ways, such as better health, a successful career, or a fulfilling love life, feng shui has detailed tips for almost any area of your life. Feng shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.
"Feng" means wind and "shui" means water. In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune. At the same time, bad feng shui means bad luck or misfortune.