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Last week, I gave you an illustrated pop quiz about the best position for your chair in your workspace.

Let’s look at the answers:

Question #1 — Which is the best seat for the practitioner in this Orthopedic Manual Therapist’s office?

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Again the question was: Which is the best seat for the practitioner?

a) The chair next to the floor lamp
b) The chair closest to the plant

The correct answer is: B) The chair closest to the plant.

Why, you ask?

Simple, really: The chair with the best view of the room — diagonal to the door and preferably with a wall behind you for support is considered the Power Position in Feng Shui philosophy.

The chair closest to the plant is in the Power Position.

The practitioner feels confident and is seen as a benevolent expert in his or her field.

The patient, sitting in the chair opposite the therapist can relax and feel taken care of.

Question #2 — Which is the best seat for the doctor in this Naturopathic Physician’s medical office?

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Again the question was: Which is the best seat for the doctor?

a) The chair closest to window
b) The chair furthest away from the window

The correct answer is: B) The chair furthest away from the window.

Why, you ask?

Again, quite simple, although a bit tricky because you can’t see the front door in the photo. The door shown is a closet door.

The chair furthest away from the window is diagonal to the door and in the Power Position.

The chairs are exactly the same which say “let’s have an open equal conversation” but… the chair furthest away from the window commands the room.

Also, notice that there is a wall behind the chair for support which in Feng Shui symbolizes having the support of a mountain at your back. 

Again, the patient sitting in the chair closest to the window feels taken care of by the expert and can relax into receiving.

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XO,

Cheryl
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