The idea behind feng shui is simple: to improve any aspect of your life, create the right atmosphere to support it. All the strands of this ancient practice come together in this intelligently organized, visual reference that emphasizes feng shuis practical benefits. Real life applications and examples enhance lucid explanations of the fundamental concepts: chi energy, yin and yang, the five elements, and eight trigrams. All the essential tools are laid out, too--everyday objects like mirrors, plants, and fountains that keep the energy flowing smoothly. A comprehensive directory shows how these principles can enhance relationships, finances, creativity, career, health, and spiritual connections.