Enrich Your Backyard with the Aid of Feng Shui

twf034-ld__87434.jpg Integrating feng shui design into your yard will help circulate its energy into your home and your life.

Do not be concerned if your yard is considered too small for feng shui design, as size is is not especially relevant. A huge area is great for those lucky enough to have it, but a more compact area can still be useful in feng shui design.

Whether you are bringing feng shui design to your home or garden, the tools are the same. The first part is to understand the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

There are five elements in feng shui theory, and you should know how to utilize each of them to intensify the energy.

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be integrated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that area connects to self-cultivation and personal development energy. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might consider putting some into a serene Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

Southeast (money and abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life) are feng shui areas ideal for a water element.

Early Crete & The Minoans: Garden Fountains

Fountains and Water and the Minoan Civilization These provided water and removed it, including water from waste and storms. The majority were prepared from clay or rock. When prepared from clay, they were typically in the form of canals and circular or rectangle-shaped pipes. These incorporated cone-like and U-shaped clay pipes that were unique to the Minoans. Terracotta pipelines were utilized to circulate water at Knossos Palace, running up to three meters directly below the floors. Along with circulating water, the terracotta conduits of the Minoans were also made use of to amass water and store it. This required the clay conduits to be capable of holding water without losing it. Underground Water Transportation: Initially this particular technique appears to have been fashioned not for ease but to supply water for specific individuals or rituals without it being seen. Quality Water Transportation: There is also data that suggests the piping being used to feed water fountains separately of the domestic system.

Visit the World’s Biggest Water Fountains

Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. The water here shoots up to a elevation of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water shooting up 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) situated next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list. This fountain is regarded as the tallest in the U.S. with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which shoots water 190 meters (620 feet) into the heavens.

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of pushing water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The fountain shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

And at number 8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).


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