Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese science of placement of objects in your living space that ensures a well tuned balance of flow of energies and represents various elements of energies of this phenomenon. It is known to bring ample amount of good fortune and prosperity to the residents of the particular domain that is under the Feng Shui influence. In the modern westernized world of today which has transformed more into a machine-like lifestyle, it becomes essential that the ambience created in our homes help us relax and thus help us keep a healthy balance between our body, mind and souls.
Feng Shui consists of five elements water, wood, fire, earth and metal. The presence of an appropriate proportion of all these elements in the house paves way to a harmonious lifestyle. The abundance or shortage of any of these might create undesired imbalances that might affect the overall energy flow in the house. One of the major elements, namely water, is crucial to bring in to our lives wealth, prosperity and good fortune. This can be achieved by incorporating awe-inspiring water fountains in the house. With or without Feng Shui, water fountains in itself have therapeutic effects to our senses. It brings us a step closer to nature and soothes our mind in no time. The rustling sound of the sparkly water and the breathtaking sight of flowing water does magic to our stress levels by making them go away in seconds.
In the places of stagnant Chi the gushing flow of water in the water fountains constantly gets the Chi activated. There are some rules of placement of these fountains as per Feng Shui rules. First of all, when you decide to place the fountains at the entrance of the house you must make sure that the flow of water is directed towards the inside of the house which indicates the flow of positive energy into the house. Secondly, when you take the directions of placement into consideration, you must know that the ideal locations for your water fountains are the north, east and southeast parts of the house. You must refrain from placing your water fountains in the south part of the house since the south portion consists of the element of fire and you do not want water to suppress the Chi related to the element of fire. Water fountains are never to be placed in the bedrooms since it tends to enhance the energy of worry.
When placed in the knowledge area of a typical Feng Shui layout the water fountains are great additions to the space and help increase learning. Water fountains also provide additional health benefits in the form of release of negative ions which in turn purifies the surrounding environment. They not only are good Feng Shui apparatus but are also natural machines for increasing humidity levels, decreasing the dust levels, pollutants and static electricity.