Hallways are like arteries and veins, distributing the good chi into the home and allowing poor chi to disseminate.
Long hallways – Some homes have long hallways which can cause chi to speed up and crash at the end of the hallway. If there happens to be a room there, the occupant(s) of that room can suffer from poor sleep and physical and mental health issues. Life can become chaotic.
Slow the chi down by placing a runner with soft patterns in it, stagger lighting and artwork, or if wide enough, you can stagger plants along the path.
Narrow hallways – The minimum width of a hallway is 36 inches, according to modern building codes. However, some older homes can have hallways narrower than that. A narrow hallway can restrict the chi, limiting the amount of chi available at the other end of the hallway, just as it restricts our chi while we are in it.
Psychologically widen the space by adding a mirror or lighting on one side of the hallway.
Complicated hallways – Some hallways can incorporate several turns which causes the body to continually hit "blocking" walls and causes stress to the body. It can also lead to stagnant chi that gets trapped in this space, typically in the center of the home, which can affect the entire house.
"Yang up" the space by minimizing artwork and direct chi with mirrors and/or lighting on the "blocking" walls.
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