Authentic feng shui is an art and a science. Its origins can be traced back thousands of years to paintings in caves in china. The form school animals black tortoise, white tiger, green dragon and red phoenix are testimony to its ancient origins. The theories and applications have developed over time and changed. Once feng shui was secretly practiced by the emperor and the aristocracy, but now this highly prized knowledge is available to all. Professional feng shui today is practiced with a Lopan (special compass) that is read to survey a property. Then one applies with precision the formulas and techniques that have made feng shui a science.
The observation of nature has always played a vital part in the development of feng shui too. The relationship between yourself, your family, your home and business to the environment is what can be enhanced. This energy (chii) how it flows and interacts, so harmony can prevail and luck and abundance can be increased.
Like in Chinese medicine, the application and understanding of the 5 elements wood, fire, earth, metal and water is important, not just for optimum health but for all aspects of our daily lives.