Vastu is not a superstition and pseudoscience, in fact it is a clever set of principles put together by our ancestors to bring betterment into our lives. The vastu, takes the meaning of “the site or foundation of a house, site, ground, building or dwelling-place, habitation, homestead, house”. So, ‘Vaastu shastra’ is just the set of thumb rules for a better place to live in. Vastu is essential for a better life as it all has a scientific reason behind it. People often mix and call Vastu as old wives’ tale. For example, there are reasons why the experts advise us to follow vastu directions like not to have the Kitchen South East facing and why position the bedroom in the South East direction. In India, we are susceptible to South West winds, and kitchen is the place where we regularly interact with. With the impact of South west winds, there are chances of the fire amplifying which might result in harm. But on the contrary, bedroom is the place where we spend a great deal of time. Circulation of air aids in a healthier and happier life and mindset. Hence, it’s advised to have the bedroom south east facing.
Vastu calculates the degree of rainfall, wind, sunrise and sunset to identify the ideal way to construct a house. If a house faces north then the effects of harmful UV rays from the sun on the threshold, where members of the house and guests assemble are highly minimized. Similarly, an East facing house has the advantage of being graced by the rays of the rising sun which bring life, vitamins and nutrients. Also, any home which has to be built is preferably to made to face in east. The science answers us by saying that the neurons in thalamus and hippocampus changes, to the position where the head faces and the East being the best. For instance, kitchen is supposed to be in agni moola or kona or in the SE(South-East) direction and the cook has to face the east direction for cooking. This brings the significance of ventilation, that it lets out the smoke and also as the rays of sun which comprises of UV rays grazes the food, it kills the microorganisms which may cause harm to the food that we eat.
We often see that people having problems with their living/work place, health or financial issues look up to consulting Vastu. Vastu Shastri observes all the things around, accumulates all the information depending on the person’s age and everything and gives the best solution which unfastens the negative energy and radiates positive energy. But not only people with problems wants Vastu consultancy. People whose life looks all perfect regards to all aspects also work according to Vastu to have a sustainable life.
Many people are fascinated with the vastu shastra and with many good reasons. The good thing about the different options pertaining to vastu shastra is that even the layman can actually be able to understand and implement it quickly in their homes without having to spend too much. It helps in finding a prosperous location to stay and work and invites prosperity and good fortunes. It removes energy blockages and helps in achieving tranquillity at home. It also open door for business opportunities.