Five Elements

In ancient China, Taoist scholars and mystics developed a profound understanding of life based on intimate observations of nature.

  

They understood that everything in the Universe comes out of the "unnamable" , the TAO, which manifests as the dual principles of Yin and Yang, i.e. heaven and earth, day and night, masculine and feminine.  

Along with the law of Yin and Yang, the ancient Taoists observed a pattern of expression in nature that they interpreted as and named The Five Elements or Five Phases. These elements, or energies, were described as Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water and were understood to be the prime physical and energetic building blocks from which all material substance in the phenomenal world is composed.    

By observing the ways our homes and our lives reflect each other, we can make the connections between the physical spaces we occupy and our thoughts, feelings dreams and desires.   

When the five elements are in balance, our nervous system naturally becomes calm and begins to heal.