The basic concept of Feng Shui is rooted in the Five Element Theory which states that everything in the universe can be catagorized into one or a combination of five basic elements, wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These elements are constantly interacting and changing and follow the productive, weakening or destructive cycle. Each element represents a life aspect, color, shape and body part. Everything in our surroundings can be characterized as either one or a combination of these five elements. The goal of Feng Shui is to balance these elements within our surroundings to enhance their auspicious nature and bring harmony to our lives.