Wind chimes have been employed in a number of uses, including warding off spirits, welcoming guests, and producing music. Wind chimes are traditionally hung outside a house on a porch, deck or balcony.
- Though metal is the most common material used for making wind-chimes; shells, pottery, wood, and stone have also been used by artisans.
- Many homeowners use wind chimes as a feng shui element to foster good luck.
- Among the more famous uses of wind chimes as musical instruments was their inclusion in certain Beatles songs.
- In addition to being beautiful to see and hear, wind chimes have been practically used to warn sailors of shifts in weather patterns.
- Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind. They relieve fatigue and encourage listening, creativity and upbeat feelings.
- The tones that reverberate through the wind chimes are believed to unblock emotional stress and bring a feeling of inner peace and conscious awareness. Listening to wind chimes also creates a sense of balance in one’s life.
Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden decor, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life.