Have you ever considered the impact of your surroundings on your overall well-being and success? Vastu Shastra, the ancient “Science of Architecture,” offers a solution to creating a harmonious and balanced living space.
This traditional Hindu system of design and construction believes that the layout and orientation of a building, plus the placement of objects within it, can influence the energy and well-being of those who live there. By aligning a home or other structure with the natural energies of the environment, Vastu strives to create a positive and harmonious living or working environment.
This alignment brings about an array of benefits, including prosperity, happiness, and well-being. But how does Vastu achieve such results? How does it help to enhance mental skills and increase productivity, as well as improve health and relationships?
Adhere to Vastu principles, such as maintaining a clean and clutter-free space and aligning with the five elements of nature. This way you can cultivate a vibrant living space that supports your overall well-being.
Significance of the North
According to Vastu principles, the North direction is also associated with the god of wealth, Kuber. Because of this, it can bring good fortune in financial matters. It is also believed to be a good place to keep medicines, as the positive energy of the North direction can improve their effectiveness.
But the North direction is not the only significant direction in Vastu. Have you heard of the goodness of the North-East direction in Vastu? This direction is closely connected to the minds of the occupants.
If the North-East is dirty or cluttered, the occupants may feel anxious and lack clarity. A clean and organized North-East can bring peace of mind. Heating appliances, such as a refrigerator and stove, should be avoided in the North-East to prevent aggression in the occupants. The North-East is also known as the Ishan Kon, or “direction of the gods,” and is a good place for a temple or pooja room. It is also associated with the element of water. Therefore, things representing the fire element (opposing energy), such as the colour red or a kitchen stove, should be avoided in this direction.
Significance of the South
The South-East corner, ruled by the element of fire, has a significant influence on your life. It can motivate you to pursue your objectives and give you the grit and determination to succeed. Vastu advises that the head of the family should sleep and work on their skills in the South-West corner. It will help them become steadfast and dependable. However, the South-West corner is not considered suitable for a prayer room, kitchen, living room, garden, or other productive activities. Instead, it is best to keep and display photos of ancestors in this direction.
Additionally, you should not keep plants in the South direction as they may not receive enough sunlight.
Significance of the West
The West direction is particularly important in Vastu as it represents profits and business expansion. It is often considered the direction of manifestation and is a good direction for a business owner’s bedroom or a home office.
The North-West direction relates to the element of air and tends to promote peace and calm. The colour white is often used in the North-West to enhance these energies. It is also a good direction for a meditation or relaxation room.
Significance of the East
The East direction is a true gem in Vastu. One of the major perks of the East direction is the chance to bask in the warm glow of the early morning sun, which can cleanse and invigorate a space. The early morning light has a rejuvenating effect on the mind and body, thanks to its Vitamin D content. The air that flows through the East direction is also thought to be pure and revitalizing, as it has been exposed to the sun’s energy.
This revitalizing air can provide a comfortable breathing environment for the occupants of a home. They also regulate the temperature, prevent the buildup of dust and bacteria, and clear the space of negative energy. In addition, the East direction is often considered the direction of health & well-being as it supports the health of the occupants.
All in all, the East direction is believed to bring positive energy and freshness to a home or other structure, and is, thus, an important direction to consider when designing or renovating a space according to Vastu principles.
It doesn’t end here. The purpose of knowing the importance of all the crucial directions in Vastu is to apply the necessary Vastu principles. Thus, ensuring that every direction of your space has energies conducive to your overall well-being.
Contact the Vastu consultants at Vaastu Devayah Namah to make sure that happens.