Feng Shui, which literally means "wind" and "water", is a traditional Chinese practice which involves the placement of certain structures and everyday objects to promote a balance favorable to health, family, relationships, careers, wealth, etc.
Feng Shui is based on the concept of Chi, which is a highly influential force that controls the destiny of everyone's life. Feng Shui is used to manipulate the Chi to the most favorable conditions by seeking the balance and harmony of one's environment.
n Taiwan, Feng Shui is still a very widespread belief. People will often hire a Feng Shui master to survey the land before the building of a home. When the Taiwanese are planning to move into an already exisiting building, many will seek a master, who will advise them to make whatever necessary changes. Taiwanese architects also keep Feng Shui in mind when designing or remodeling homes.
Many books are available on Feng Shui in several languages, now that it has been popularized in the west as well. For those who are looking to take the subject of Feng Shui a step further, Feng Shui masters often place advertisements in newspapers. The best Feng Shui masters, however, are still recommended by word of mouth - so the best method of finding a master is to ask a local for assistance.