Water Features – 5 good reasons to use them in your environment
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 fountain provide 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… but have you ever thought about all the health benefits they bring to us? Let’s see:
1. Water features refresh the air we breathe
Certainly, one of their main benefits is moisturizing and purifying and humidifying the air around. Water features generate beneficial negative ions into your environment, and this is very important considering the many unhealthy conditions created by our modern living.
Outdoor and indoor water features will not only refresh the air, but will give a pleasant look to your patio, porch or backyard, and a relaxing background sound.
2. Water features bring a calming environment, making us feel good and relaxed.
From creating a serene audio backdrop, to visually exciting our senses and connecting us to nature, flowing water carries beauty, health, and harmony into your environment.
You can use an indoor water fountain to bring a little part of the outdoors inside.
* They can be a great source of running fresh water for your pets too.
3. We can benefit from the sound therapy created by the moving water
It has been demonstrated 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 during the human history.
4. Art therapy with water features
It’s so nice to see a water feature incorporated in the home design, office, or community spaces
Throughout human history, beauty has been an essential component in spiritual understanding and healing. Being near a water feature can stimulate our creativity and enhance your connection to spirit.
Waterfalls, fountains, ponds and streams of water can add a beautiful visual element to any garden, backyard or home decor.
5. Use water features to create the flow of good energy into your home or workplace
Water features an important element in the ancient Chinese art and science of Feng Shui. The flowing and waving water will balance the straight, harsh shapes and textures of architectural elements, creating harmony and peace. Water features are believed to bring not only health, but especially prosperity to your life, whether used at home or office. Place a bird bath on the left side of your entrance door to invite the good energy to your house