Looking to the Form school of Feng Shui, the observation in regard to how fast or slow a body of water was moving, in what direction and even how it eroded the land; all played a factor in locating a good place for homes to be built upon.
In modern day times, you could say the same concept still exists, only with a more urban and suburban perspective. Bodies of water are now translated into the design of sidewalks, streets, driveways and private pathways leading to your front door.
Including a curved pathway and even driveway design that gently approaches your front door is more desirable than a straight pathway. The energy flow (represented by water and in modern designed pathways) has a chance to be more controlled with its movement vs rushing straight into your home.
It's a Feng Shui design principle to strongly consider if remodeling the outside of your home or before construction.
Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times.