"Feng shui is an ancient Chinese method of living in tune with the energies of the living earth. It is a set of techniques and a body of knowledge that can be studied and then systematically applied to your personal space and environment," notes Lillian Too, one of the world's foremost experts in this Eastern practice. The idea is to tap into the auspicious energies in the environment and to avoid killing or hostile energies.

In this step-by-step guide, Too applies the principles of feng shui to interior and exterior layouts of your home and your office. She also shows how relationships and good health can be enhanced by auspiciously arranged environments. A few tips include: keep mirrors and plants out of the bedroom, surround pillars with potted plants to soften the edges, and try to avoid living at the end of a road where energy is said to stagnate.

Feng shui awareness enables us to pay much more attention to the environments in which we live. Too states that it is best approached as a science and practiced as an art.