Feng shui is an ancient art and science that was developed over 3,000 years ago in China. The literal translation of feng means wind and shui means water. In Chinese culture, wind and water are both associated with good health. Thus, feng shui came to mean good fortune. Feng shui practice optimizes chi or vital life energy flow through the home by means of layout and mirrors, crystals, and other charms for prosperity, health and good luck.