are becoming more and more popular around the world, especially in
places where there are little or no waterscapes. Backyard ponds can
reduce the stress of everyday living. Listening to the gentle murmur
of a cascading waterfall or the droplets of water falling from a fountain
can ease your tension as much as a day at the spa. A few minutes of
reflection while gazing at your backyard pond can really release a
person from many worries.
To make the most of your backyard pond, you want to create a space
that harmonizes with your life. One way you can do this is by following
the ancient Chinese skill of Feng Shui. Feng literally means wind
and Shui means water. The idea behind it is that if the two elements
work together, then you have good energy (Chi), but if they don’t,
then there is negative energy. Good chi will bring health and prosperity.
There is no better space to create Feng Shui then in your backyard
pond. The flow of water, according to Feng Shui, creates prosperity.
Backyard ponds are a great place to have this flow of water. It is
also recommended that you have nine Chinese goldfish, eight should
be red and gold, and the ninth should be black. Rocks and waterfalls
in your backyard pond will create places of tranquility, as well.
Even if you don’t believe in the process of Feng Shui, it never
hurts to try a few ideas in your backyard pond and see how this affects
your state of peace and harmony.