The trend in modern meditation and relaxation these days is to use the sound of running water to soothe–so in comes the water fountain! Meditation guides offer the pleasant tinkling sound in mp3 formats and can be heard playing in the background of spas while you get a massage. Water has always been connected to healing, rejuvenating and rebirth, posing as an important symbol and element throughout human history.
Why settle for simply downloading the sound when you can have the authentic water fountain in your garden? It provides you and your garden a natural source of water, purification and humidity, as well as the calming rhythm of running water that benefits everyone in your house.
The Importance of Water to Our Minds
Fountain sound is therapeutic because there has always been a deep connection between the element of water and humans. It’s an innate part of us that knows we have a need for water for our bodies and we consist of a big percentage of water. In fact, everything on Earth that lives runs on water.
Our minds are wired to appreciate water. That’s why there’s an unconscious inclination to be closer to it, opting to choose vacations that involve swimming or ending a long day with a rightly due long bath.
In an article from Huffington Post, a Marine Biologist named Wallace J. Nichols expressed the fact that water’s sound is “far more simple than the sound of voices or the sound of music or the city. “ So it’s only right that it attributed to calm, peace and a meditative state.
And whether it’s a communal bathhouse in ancient Rome or using water to cleanse one’s self from sicknesses, humans have always recognized its importance and effects to the body as well as the soul.
How the Sound of the Water Fountain Heals
The sound of water has the ability to relax the cognitive function, the mind, which in turn gives it a time off from overworking it achieving homeostasis. In other words, healing us from the day’s stress.
The good thing is you can install it pretty much anywhere in the house and have its sound heard throughout your home. The sound of water running is also a type of sound masking, adding a simple background sound that lessens the audibility of distractions, giving an environment that promotes better productivity and provides a sense of privacy to the home.
It drowns out the sounds of traffic outside or the neighbor’s chattering, leaving you with you peace.
And with the peace that water brings to your environment, you’ll have a chance to give your brain the mental downtime it needs. It’s beneficial to your health that the brain gets time to cool off, not take in information and instead leave it to change into a relaxation mode –or a state where our minds get to go wander freely. Studies have been made to prove that a state of daydreaming or relaxation, which can happen while simply taking a shower, activates problem solving.
Water Features Have Other Benefits Too!
It’s good for the health because of the therapeutic sounds and is aesthetically pleasing, among other benefits of having such a water feature in your home. The difference between the fountain and the gar
den water pond is the water runs and trickles in a distinct sound.
Installing one is easy enough with proper planning and aid from professionals and there’s a range of ideas, styles and concepts to choose from, from a small indoor one to a grand design out in your garden.
There are a lot of benefits to adding a water fountain to your garden or home’s design, the one that tops it is sound therapy. It’s an unrivaled asset to have installed in your overall design concept. For further information on how to have Urban Studios’ design for a Water Fountain in your home,contact us today to arrange a free consultation.