Energy from our surroundings easily influences our moods and emotions. Similarly, we draw energy from our surroundings. It could either be positive or negative energy. The art of Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui helps us absorb and channel positive energy in all our endeavors. Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra are ancient and sacred forms of knowledge that describe the relationship between man and his habitat. Both, Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui focus on human well-being. This is achieved when there is harmony between nature and the universal flow of energy.
Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra are very similar. Both sciences explain that the entire universe is made of five elements. In Vastu Shastra, the five elements are earth, water, air, fire and space. Feng Shui believes that the universe is made of earth, water, fire, wood and metal. Similarly, both believe that buildings should be constructed in the north-south orientation. Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra are widely applied in corporate settings.
Feng Shui and Vastu Remedies for New Homes:
According to a recent research, 4 out of 5 buyers enquire about the Vastu of the house before viewing the house. This research also suggests that Vastu compliant houses are sold faster. More than 80% of home buyers compromise the house design for the house to be Vastu compliant. But now there are many people who apply a combination of Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra. For example, some people place their furniture in accordance with the Vastu Principles but decorate their house adhering to Feng Shui (with wind chimes hanging over the window). Here are some Feng Shui and Vastu Remedies you can follow for your new home:
The Bed Room:
The master bedroom should ideally be located in the southern section of the house. Placing the bedroom in the North can bring unrest to the house. Ensure to keep your head either in the south or the west while sleeping. Here are a few things that should be avoided in the master bedroom – having meals on the bed or in the room and keeping divine idols.
The Dining Room:
The ideal direction for the dining room should is the west. This is because the west is ruled by Saturn symbolizing Bakasaur, representing hunger.
The Study Room:
The ideal locations for the study room are north-east, north-west, north, west and east corners. This is because these directions draw positive energy from Mercury and Jupiter, known to increase brain power and wisdom.
The Place of Worship:
The room of worship should and meditation should ideally be located in the north-east, north or east area of the house. The idols in the room should not be more than 6 inches. While praying always face east or west. Avoid sleeping in the same room as a place of worship.
One very common Feng Shui decor is a small water-flowing system which recycles water. The water flows inside instead of outside. It symbolizes that good health, wealth and happiness should keep flowing through your life. Keep in mind that you should not purchase a Buddha or bamboo plant for yourself. It has to be gifted to you on an auspicious occasion. Placing a Buddha idol at the entrance of your house will bring happiness to your family. Placing wind chimes on your bedroom window will help minimize fights at home and problems among the members of the household.
These are just a few Feng Shui and Vastu remedies for good health, harmony and prosperity in new homes. Flowing these tips would ensure that positive energies would influence all your endeavors.