Using Indoor Water Fountains for Feng Shui in Your Home
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Feng shui has become an often-used contemporary word in the interior design and architectural fields. Feng shui, or the intentional placement and arrangement of objects and the design of buildings to achieve harmony and peace with one’s surroundings has been used in both private, residential sectors and the commercial business sector.
Certain paint colors, the arrangement of room furniture and the use of certain accessories such as indoor fountains can enhance the positive energy of feng shui.
What is Feng Shui?
Many think that feng shui is merely the purposeful arrangement of furniture. It goes beyond that however, to include color and texture.
Feng shui teaches how to balance the energies that are present in a specific space so that those inhabiting the space will experience good fortune.
Feng shui is rooted in the concept of the Daoist concept of Chi, or energy. According to the Daoist religion, nature, specifically land is alive and filled with energy. Feng shui means wind and water, the two positive energy forces of the earth. There is both good and bad feng shui.
A good, positive flow of Chi or energy in feng shui is at the heart of the theory of yin and yang, one representing the masculine energy, or nature and the other representing the feminine nature.
There are five elements of feng shui: wood, earth, fire, water and metal. These five elements are represented by a specific color, which when perfectly balanced and arranged can create positive feng shui.
The Use of Fountains in Feng Shui
Positive feng shui is believed to provide powerful cures and solutions to improve one’s life such as fulfilling individual financial, relational, physical, emotional or professional goals. Indoor fountains and aquariums are popular feng shui elements because of their use of water, which, along with mountains are at the core of Daoism.
According to Chinese tradition and beliefs, man is an inseparable part of the universe and that true harmony and peace can be found when man’s energy is in tuned with the energy of the universe. Mountains and water are nature’s most majestic phenomenon by which this true harmony can be experienced.
This is why traditional Chinese gardens and yard landscapes feature ponds, creeks, streams and fountains.
The tranquil trickling of a fountain is evidence of this harmony and peace between man’s and the universe’s energies.
In this state of harmony, peace and tranquility, Daoists believe man will adjust his rhythm more and more to better merge with the rhythm of the cosmos.
Water is seen as omnipresent, pure, and unbiased. It is also seen as a mediator, always transforming, unassertive, effective, yielding, follows its own course and is always seeking balance.
When man experiences the positive feng shui of water from a fountain, he will slowly alter his way to better emulate the positive, personified characteristics of water.
If you’re goal is to achieve positive feng shui, the addition of an indoor fountain would be highly recommended. Wall paint colors, wall accessories and room furniture can also affect feng shui.
A fountain in your home can create solid, good feng shui which can help improve the positive energy in your home.
Even if you’re interested in the stylistic and decorating aspects of feng shui, an indoor fountain looks as elegant as much as it provided peace and tranquility.
At the Water Gallery, we have a variety of indoor water fountains of differing shapes, sizes, styles and materials. Regardless of what feng shui looks like in your home, contact us today and let us help you find the best fountain for your preferences.