Feng shui or fengshui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. It is closely linked to Taoism. The term feng shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the passage of the now-lost Classic of Burial recorded in Guo Pu‘s commentary: It’s one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy (observation of appearances through formulas and calculations). The feng shui practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of “invisible forces” that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi.
Nowadays it’s used in every household to bring and maintain peace, harmony and a balance in the energies. Not just in homes. But in offices, schools, hospitals, banks, etc. have seen the effects of having items placed and bought according to Feng Shui.