In feng shui, there are areas called Power Spots. It’s no coincidence that Power Spots fall in areas where we spend a great deal of our time – at the stove, our desks, and our beds.
Power Spots have one thing in common – you want to be in the “command” position. This means that you can see the entrance into the room while your at the stove, your desk, or in your bed. This can pose problems because a lot of western architecture doesn’t allow for this.
With bedrooms though, we have a bit more flexibility. In almost every bedroom we can position our beds to see the doorway.
However, keep in mind you want to see the entrance, but not have the bed in line with the doorway.
This position is considered inauspicious – partly because the influx of chi from the doorway will disrupt your sleep and partly because of asian symbolism. This is considered the ‘coffin’ placement.
Enough said, right?
This position works nicely too. You can see the doorway, but aren’t in direct line with it.
Like this position. Again, the doorway is a ‘mouth of chi’ and the bed is placed in direct line of it. This position would make it tough to get a good night’s sleep.
Now, obviously most bedrooms are not shaped in a perfect square like my little diagrams. If you’re having problems positioning your bed, let me know. There are usually ways to compensate for poor positions.