Living refers to 'alive' and Tomb pertains to 'grave'. In other words, the person who is alive sets up his or her own tomb. The concept of practicing living tomb was initially adopted by the royal family from the Tang Dynasty and passed on through generations until today.
Living Tomb is a unique kind of death ceremonial ritual performed by the living for themselves for a specific purpose. Living Tomb will enable the natural energies of earth and the heavens to be absorbed into the practitioner's body to enhance wealth, health, vitality and longevity.
The essential criterias in practicing Living Tomb are engaging an experienced Feng Shui Master, identifying auspicious dates, site and time for the 'burial' ceremony and placing the right items of the practioner like hair, fingernails, unwashed clothes, shoes and socks in the tomb.