For over 3,000 years Feng Shui has been practiced in China. Early Chinese people who practiced Feng Shui were responsible for finding the area that was used to build homes and creating their villages. The areas they found were called Belly of the Dragon because they were above areas that were prone to flooding and below areas of high winds. This is what is meant by achieving the balance of wind and water. Once they found the right spot for building, the Feng Shui master would oversee the construction of the house so that it did not interfere with the natural elements of the area. Feng Shui uses the solar system, the earth, and a person's birth date to calculate the best directions for a person to live and work.