Whether it is a large garden or a small, back garden pond, naturally moving water helps to provide a healthy environment for wildlife and animals. Moving water also helps people to reconnect with nature, and garden designers often use the power of flowing water to bring a garden to life. The direction of the water flow is incredibly important to success, and must follow the laws of nature in both its clockwise or anticlockwise circulation, the laws of which correspond to advanced Feng Shui techniques like Flying Star Feng Shui and the practice of what are known as "Feng Shui water techniques" or "Water Dragons". You can learn about Water Dragons and how to incorporate them into an outside space during classes or courses at a Recommended Feng Shui School.
Flowform water sculptures allow water to move in rhythmic patterns, helping maintain a healthy aquatic ecology with clear, oxygenated water. They support garden ponds and have proved especially valuable in pond and wetland systems for waste-water treatment. The water enters in a steady flow, and then, due to the specific shape of the container, the water interacts with the surfaces to create a swinging or pulsing movement in a sustained, rhythmic flow. This can be compared to creating rhythmic air movement (and ultimately, sound) in a wind instrument. In fact, the shape of any one design of Flowform may take months, or even years to perfect; it really is like tuning a musical instrument!
Since the initial discovery of this phenomenon in 1970, a wide range of designs have been created. There are small Flowforms with delicate water movements suitable for smaller enclosed spaces, and much larger forms with very vigorous movements that can enliven larger gardens, open spaces and natural swimming pools. In some, the movements are reminiscent of a heartbeat, in others of a slower ‘breathing’. Some give a musical tinkling, others produce a sound more like that of waves lapping on a shoreline. These qualities have proved especially valuable in therapeutic situations and school environments.
If you are interested in learning more about Flow Form water features, please contact us for further details.
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