I love water features, wherever and whenever I see them:
- Outdoors – like in parks, front yards, plaza’s and streets, or
- Indoors – like in public buildings and homes
Water features like a backyard pond, a waterfall or water fountain offer a very pleasant spectacle of sound as water falls gently over rocks and steps. They are an excellent place to unwind at the end of a stressful day.
Water features benefits
If you are like me you certainly love them too. I found the beautiful water fountain sculpture (above), in a park in Ottawa, Canada.
… But have you ever thought about all the health benefits they bring to us? Let’s see:
1. Falling water refreshes the air we breathe
One of the main benefits of home water features is that they humidify and purify the air around. Water features generate beneficial negative ions into our environment. This is definitely very important to us, considering the many unhealthy conditions created by the modern living.
2. Water features bring a calming environment, making us feel good and relaxed.
The coherent motion of the water, not only creates a serene audio backdrop, but also visually pleases our senses. It connects us to nature, carries beauty, health, and harmony into our environment. For instance, you can use an indoor water fountain to bring a little part of the outdoors inside.
Water features will transform your home or backyard into an oasis of fresh air and relaxation.
Sound and Art Therapy with Water
3. Sound therapy created by the moving water
Did you know that our body can be affected by different frequencies of sound and resonate with it?
The sound of falling or moving water is one of the most relaxing and beneficial for the mind. – It has the ability to calm, inspire and heal. That’s why flowing water has always been important in the design of gardens, temples and cities.
4. Art therapy with water
Throughout human history, beauty has been an essential part in the spiritual healing. Being near a water feature can stimulate our creativity and enhance your connection to spirit.
It’s so nice to see a water feature incorporated in the home design, office, or community spaces. They always create harmony and peace.
Waterfalls, fountains, ponds and streams of water can add a beautiful visual element to any garden, backyard or home decor.
Using water features to create the flow of good energy into your home or workplace
Water an important element in the ancient Chinese art and science of Feng Shui. Its flowing and waving shapes will balance the straight lines, shapes and harsh textures of architectural elements. Water features are believed to bring not only health, but especially wealth into your life.
* Place a bird bath on the left side of your entrance door to invite the good energy to your house, or a water picture in your office, above your desk.