Vaasthu Shastra: Promote Well-being

Vaasthu, also known as Vaasthu Shastra, is an ancient Indian system of architecture

Aiming to create harmony between people and the environment. Here are some of its fundamental principles:

  • Balance of the Five Elements: Vaasthu emphasizes the balance of the five basic elements – earth, water, fire, air, and space – within a structure. This is believed to promote well-being and prosperity.
  • Directional Energies: The directions hold significance in Vaasthu. Ideally, the northeast corner represents positivity and should be kept open and clutter-free. The southwest corner is associated with stability and should be at a higher elevation. Openings like windows and doors are placed strategically to harness sunlight and air from the north and east.
  • Energy Flow: Vaasthu principles aim to ensure a smooth flow of positive energy throughout the building. This involves recommendations for room placement, furniture arrangement, and even avoiding sharp corners that might disrupt the flow.
  • Natural Materials: Traditionally favors natural building materials like stone, wood, and clay. These are believed to create a more breathable and healthy living environment.

It’s important to remember that it is a complex system with various schools of thought. While some principles are widely followed, there can be variations depending on the specific region and purpose of the building.

If you’re interested in learning more about this subject, there are many resources available online and in libraries. You can also consult with a Vaasthu expert for personalized guidance on designing or modifying your space.

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