House Vastu

Vastu Shastra is the ancient Indian science of architecture and acts as a guideline to designing your home in a way that enhances positive energy

Vastu for a Positive Home

For a house to become a home, it needs to radiate the right kind of energy. According to a number of traditional beliefs, each home comes with its own energy type. A person dwelling in a house comes under the influence of a specific energy field, which in turn influences him in one way or the other.

Therefore it's very crucial to understand the link between the healing art of Vastu and our homes in honing positivity and good vibes. Keeping in mind the ready-to-move-in houses (where architectural changes are not possible), Vastu expert Ashna Ddhannak, founder and owner of Enlightening Lifestyle, enlists ways you can bring balance to your home.

Vastu Shastra is an ancient guide for a positive home, right from the entrance of a house to the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, outdoors, and courtyard.

Vastu for the Main Entrance: Doorway

According to Vastu Shastra, the main entrance to a home is not only the entry point for the family, but also for energy.

The main door should face the north, east, or in the north-east direction.

As per Vastu, the main door should be constructed in a way to ensure that when you step out, you face the north, east, or north-east direction Considered as the “archway to victory and progress in life”, the main door should face north, east, or in the north-east direction. It must be constructed in a way to ensure that when you step out, you face the north, east, or north-east direction.

  • The main door to your home should be constructed with superior quality wood. It should tower above the other doors in your house, and look the most appealing.
  • Avoid placing a fountain, or any other decorative water-centric element, outside the main door.
  • Avoid placing a shoe rack or dustbin outside the main door.
  • There shouldn't be a bathroom near the main door.
  • Ensure the main entrance is well lit.
  • Avoid painting the main door black.
  • Decorate your door with beautiful nameplates and auspicious torans.
  • Avoid placing animal statues or figurines near the main door.
  • Ensure your main door opens in a clockwise manner.

Vastu for the Meditation Room: Spirituality

Designating a room in the house for meditation and prayers will ensure spiritual growth. It is always important for an individual to introspect and connect to a higher power.

Here is how you can go about designating a meditation/spiritual room:

  • The east or northeast part of your home is perfect for meditation, yoga, and other spiritual pursuits.
  • Facing east when you meditate will increase positivity
  • Create a sacred altar and decorate it with candles or incense sticks
  • White, beige, light yellow or green are great color options for the room

Vastu for the Living Room: Social

In a home, the living room is where most of the activity is centered. It creates a favorable (or unfavorable) first impression when guests enter for social gatherings. Therefore, ensure the living room is clutter-free.

  • The living room should face east, north, or northeast. Alternatively, a north-west-facing living room is also favorable
  • The living room should face east, north, or northeast. Alternatively, a north-west-facing living room is also favorable.
  • Heavy furniture should be kept in the west or south-west direction of the living room.
  • All electronics and appliances should be installed in the south-east section of the living room
  • If there is a mirror in the room, ensure it is placed on the north wall

Vastu for the Courtyard: Cosmic Centre of the Home

Brahmasthan is a unique feature of ancient Indian architecture based on Vastu Shastra. It is the center of your abode and is considered to be the holiest and most powerful zone of the house.

In a traditional home in Kerala, the courtyard is always at the center of the house, since that is the Brahmasthan according to Vastu

Here are a few tips to ensure the Brahmasthan radiates limitless energy:

  • This part of your home should be spotless and clutter-free. A circumference of 1 to 1.5 meters of the Brahmasthan should not have any obstructions or built-up area.
  • The placement of the kitchen, bathroom, or pillar/beam attracts negative energy. This could have an adverse effect on the health of your family members.

Vastu for the bedroom: Balance

Sometimes, the smallest things can turn your fortunes around. Vastu Shastra shows you how tweaking your bedroom can enhance positive energy and even improve relations between couples

As per Vastu, paint your bedroom walls in neutral or earthy shades as it radiates positive energy. Avoid painting your walls black.

Here are 5 tips to transform the energy ratios in your bedroom to help positively influence your sleep:

  • Ideally, the bedroom in a southwest direction brings good health and prosperity. Avoid a bedroom in the northeast or southeast zone of the house as the former may cause health issues, while a bedroom placed in the latter direction may cause quarrels among couples. The bed should be placed in the southwest corner of the bedroom, with your head facing west.
  • Avoid placing a mirror or television in front of the bed. Your reflection must not be seen in a mirror when in bed as it causes fights and other domestic disruptions.
  • Paint your bedroom walls in neutral or earthy shades as it radiates positive energy. Avoid painting your walls black.
  • Avoid having a temple, paintings depicting water, or a fountain in the bedroom as it could cause emotional outbursts.
  • Use mood lighting and burn aromatic oils to create an oasis of calm.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ASTROLOGY & GEMOLOGY © 2021 . All Rights Reserved | IIAG