Vastu Shastra is the ancient science of design and construction from India’s Vedic tradition, dating back to as early as 6000 years ago.
World’s Oldest Holistic Design System
Vastu Shastra, arguably the world’s oldest holistic design system, unifies the science, art, astronomy and astrology to study the laws of nature and its effect on the human nature.
Set of Principles for Wellbeing
Vastu Shastra gives us a set of principles for the construction, layout and interior design of houses, commercial buildings, temples and even whole cities, so that they honour the rhythms that control the universe and ensures a harmonious balance between man and nature and thereby bring all round happiness, health, wealth and prosperity.
Vastu designs are based on directional alignments. According to Vastu Shastra there are eight cardinal directions, on which all activities are based. Each direction has its own significance in human life.
According to Vastu, if the living and working spaces are oriented according to these directions, it has a positive influence on the inhabitants. The directions are defined in respect to the Sun.
The Eight Directions
These are: North, Northeast, East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West and Northwest.
Building Blocks of Universe
According to Vastu, everything that exists in the universe, including our bodies, is made up of five elements.
Each of the elements corresponds to a natural force that affects our lives. They are:
Earth - Magnetic field of the earth,Water - Gravitational attraction of the Earth,Fire - Solar radiation,Air - Wind energy,Space - Cosmic radiation.
In any structure the five elements must be in balance to receive the support of nature.
Influence on Humans
The relationship between these elements and the directions affects us on every level of our existence.
Elements and Directions
Each of the elements is associated with a particular direction: Water in the Northeast, Fire in the Southeast , Earth in theSouthwest , Air in the Northwest and Space in the Centre.
Vastu benefits इन modern टाइम्स
Vastu Shastra benefits everyone. This science touches every aspect of human life.
Healthy and Secure Life
Vastu homes offer a healthy and a secure life, a protection from emotional traumas and a meaningful existence for the household. A family will have a feeling of peace and harmony, good income, great social and personal life, recognition in professional fields, and a strong family bond.
Enhanced Business - Vastu can be used by the business world to enhance their employees' productivity and increase their sales and productivity. It can improve relationships between co-workers, between management and workers, between organizations and their clients.
Healing - Using Vastu Shastra principles we can design hospital buildings, which harness nature's curative powers to speed up healing.
Harmony and Ambience - Vastu planning can also benefit places of worship, meditation and yoga centres, and educational institutions and create an ambience of harmony, balance and tranquillity to promote learning, inner peace and quick healing of the chakras and pranic energy.
Improved Finances - Even finances.
Finances are highly sensitive to Vastu changes, and it is possible to manipulate buildings designs to ensure healthy financial conditions.
Vastu benefit of individual
Vastu benefits are immense and permanent, they doesn’t change with the change in advancement. Some enumerated benefits of Vastu Shastra are:
Physical - good health, comfort, convenience achieved by paying attention to place, ventilation, colour, design, material, element and direction, brings you harmony and fulfilment.
Psychological benefits - improving well-being, improvisation of relationships inwardly and outwardly, unlocks the tensions, reducing stress levels, improving health. Spiritual benefits - strengthens the moral values within the human being and provides inner satisfaction. It awakens the understanding of life and death. It also provides happiness, peace of mind, mental satisfaction, restful and refreshing sleep.
Vastu practical टिप्स
It is recommended that the Vastu should be constructed as per the Vastu Shastra rules. However it is possible to get the good Vastu Shastra results by applying Vastu remedies in an already constructed Vastu without the demolition/re-construction.
Six Practical Tips
Here are six practical tips explaining some important Vastu principles. By applying them to your own living situation you will be able to positively influence the energies in your living or working environment.
Keep the Northeast of any room or building as clean, open & clutter-free as possible.
Heavy objects and furniture should be positioned in the Southwest , keeping this direction as heavy and blocked as possible.
Keep the centre or middle of your house as open as possible to allow space for the ether element.
Entrances are best placed in the Northand East and it is recommended that usage of entrances in the South andWest is reduced or avoided entirely.
The 'fire' element is assigned to theSoutheast and consequently this is the best direction for the placement of the kitchen and electrical appliances etc.
Avoid sleeping with your head facing in a northerly direction. You can sleep in the Southwest area of your house with your head to the South .
Vastu Compass is an application that will help you find Vastu directions and will provide some information about each one of them. Also, for each area of your home you can check whether it is in a Vastu favourable direction.
The application can be usuful in many situations, be it in your existing home, or the one you are planning to buy, rent or build; or even if you would like to check Vastu in your relative’s or friend’s homes
Vastu -yoga & आयुर्वेद
Many traditions ...
Vastu comes from the same tradition as Yoga and Ayurveda.
They share the same goal: to increase our physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. While Yoga and Ayurveda focus on our body to achieve this objective, Vastu focuses on our surrounding environments.
Vastu – Yoga for Home
It can be said that Vastu is Yoga for our homes and for all our created environments.