Water as an element of relaxation
Being around water has many psychological benefits, too. It arises feelings of wellbeing, more alertness, decreases depression, increases prosocial behavior, more mental energy, better sleep.
Different kinds of water sounds have long been used in meditation to create a soothing atmosphere for our minds. Science suggests that the rhythm of ocean waves and tides coming in and out can affect the rhythm of the neuronal “waves” in our brain, encouraging a more peaceful pace of thought.
Some scientists consider the sounds of water as “white noise,” in which everyone can hear different things. But we are all able to let go of our thoughts and let the noise clean us. During meditation with this sounds, we learn how to be present in the moment instead of getting lost in rumination.
One of the psychological effects we experience very strong when being near the sea, lakes, or waterfalls is a feeling of awe. Beauty and the vastness of a natural scene have a profound impact on the way we feel. Science has even found that such feelings can lead to prosocial behavior like altruism, loving-kindness, and magnanimity. (23) Read the whole article.
Source: Fix.com Blog
You can read another interesting article about the wonders of water and its therapeutic use.
So as you can see, there are really many benefits that water can bring into your life. And there are some ways you can incorporate water into your and children´s school life.
1. Why not create your own relaxation corner?
Take a look at some ideas for fountains that you can do yourself.
Don´ forget to use proper music with sounds of water and nature, which you find on this link.
Check out also this amazing 18 mindful activities for children in the classroom.
2. Why not create your own pond on the school garden where you could observe life around water with children?