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  • 1. 1Vastu – Indian Feng ShuiCollected from: various researches and studies. “Vastu is the result of thousands of and locking out negativeyears of research and energy. This ancient sciencedevelopment, observing that one promotes a positive livingthing makes you ill and anotherdoes not.”- Laurie Baker, British environment by giving easyarchitect. and effective tips for site selection, room orientation, décor, landscaping and rituals to attract peace and prosperity into a building. Based firmly in science rather than superstition, Vastu assesses five main factors when designing a property. It considers the sun’s influence, the earth’s magnetic field, wind force, gravitational pull and celestial forces. A Vastu architect or sthapati combines a synergy of engineering, mathematics, art, astrology and astronomy to create a perfectlyWhy is it that we can’t wait to balanced building. The building isescape some places while also designed with awareness ofothers seduce us to stay? the nine directions and the fiveVastu Shastra, India’s elements: ether, air, fire, water andcounterpart to Feng Shui, has earth. This energised form thenthe answer. Vastu believes that becomes a conduit for surroundingwhen we mould our forces allowing inhabitants to thrive in the aura of its divine protectionenvironment in alignment with just as a baby is nourished in auniversal energies it moulds us healthy womb. Vastu’s sacredinto blissful beings. effect is apparent in buildingsConversely, residents risk following its guidelines such as thedisease, debt and disharmony Vatican, St. Paul’s Cathedral, theif surrounded by sick elements. Taj Mahal and Tirupati, the world’sVastu holds the key to opening richest temple.a building’s positive energy The Perfect PlotWeb: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426
  • 2. 2Vastu – Indian Feng ShuiCollected from: various researches and studies.The ideal land according to Vastu Room Planhas the following features: Well-designed rooms evoke the • Landscape - Rich soil free mood for which they are created. from chemicals, pests and Vastu bedrooms feel relaxing, hard rock such as granite. kitchens fire creativity, dining rooms • Slope - Land is elevated in feed the appetite, living rooms are the south and west with a social, studies centre the mind and decline in the north or east. receptions are warm and • Land Shape - Rectangular or square with 90-degree angles, preferably no cut corners. • Projection - If there is a projection in the land it should be in the north or east. • Water - Best in the north, east or north-east (ruled by the water element.) • Orientation - Facing north, east or north-east is considered best. • Main road - Ideal in the north, east or north-east. welcoming. Rooms are designated • Tall elements - Taller according to their direction and the buildings or walls on respective demigod influencing it. surrounding properties and Suggestions for the best floor plan the land itself can be in the are as follows: south or west. • A sloping roof rather than flat • Door - A main entrance in the for better drainage and north or east is energy flow. recommended. • A level extension can be in • Neighboring buildings - the north or east. Prefer a place with • Stairs in the south-west. considerate neighbours. • Vertical extension in the south • Avoid a building near a or west cemetery, church, police station or power tower.Web: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426
  • 3. 3Vastu – Indian Feng ShuiCollected from: various researches and studies. • More windows in the north foul odours!) The shower and and east than in other bath are best in the north- directions. east, the sink and cupboard in • The entrance can be the west and electrical uncluttered, bright and clean appliances in the south-east. with soft plants. • Keeping the garden path • The living room can have clear and free from old electronic equipment in the material ensures the south-east, heavy furniture in resident’s receptiveness to the south-west and pleasant growth and abundance. pictures or windows in the Beneficial plants in Vastu north and east. include banana, bael, • A shrine in the north-east of a coconut, culinary herbs, fig, room or house attracts frangipani, gardenia, holy auspicious blessings. basil, jasmine, mango and • Bright colours and pictures of neem. enticing food or flowers in the dining room will promote Décor digestion. An ambience in tune with natural • The main bedroom can be laws is influenced by many factors upstairs or in the south-west. including people, structure, space, Bed heads may face any smells, sounds, colours and direction except north as this textures. Sensual input influences draws circulation to the head our physical and mental reality in and disturbs sleep. Lying near an immediate and unconscious electrical outlets or an open way. Interior decorating reflects the window can disturb your unique essence of its inhabitants. energy. While avoiding energy blocking • The kitchen is the stomach of clutter, flavour surroundings with the home hence it’s best things that feed your senses. This situated in the south-east should include luxurious textures, which governs fire. The sink harmonious colours and inspiring can go in the north-east, the artwork. Art depicting sad, dark or cooker in the south-east and violent scenes are said to attract storage in the south-west. misfortune. Prefer beautiful and • In the bathroom, keeping the inspiring pieces. A simple rule for toilet seat down and the door furniture placement is to put heavy closed will protect the house items in the south-west (governed from negative energy (and by the earth element) and electricalWeb: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426
  • 4. 4Vastu – Indian Feng ShuiCollected from: various researches and studies.equipment in the south-east (ruled The following will harmonise yourby fire.) Using certain colours environmental elements.enhances the room’s energy. Ether- Play uplifting music, sing,According to Vastu reds and avoid disturbing noises, keep someoranges promote appetite in the clear space.kitchen and dining area, blue Air- Burn scents, allow ventilation,enhances water in the bathroom, use a negative ioniser, keep indooryellow boosts concentration in the plantsstudy, earthy colours calm in the Fire- Let the morning sun in, installliving room, white enlightens one in a fireplace, introduce some brightthe meditation area and pastels colourssedate in a bedroom or treatment Water- Place a fountain in theroom. north-east of a room, address rising damp or plumbing problems.Happy House Karma Earth- Check building’s foundationsWe all yearn for a secure and are firm, use earthy materials suchnurturing sanctuary, as poet Rumi as wood and stone, decorate withsaid, “all language is a longing for earth tones in the south-west.home.” Vastu’s guidelines for one’sliving space and lifestyle emphasise Breathing buildingthat how we live in a home is just The spirit of a site is embodied by aas important as the home we live human form called the Vastuin. Inhabitants with good qualities Purusha which offers a mandala forsuch as kindness, honesty and the building’s blueprint. Within thisgenerosity emanate pure energy model, each direction is associatedwherever they are. Whereas a with a Hindu god, planet anddestructive person radiates havoc attribute. Armed with a compass iteven in a perfectly designed home. is then easy to determine the idealHence our external environment is area for each room, fittings andalways secondary to our internal furnishings.state. As Mother Teresa advised Since the building is considered a“we must make our homes centers living organism Vastu advises thatof compassion.” May true wisdom the best building materials arehelp us to become one with our organic, durable and sustainableenvironment rather than at odds such as recycled timber, rammedwith it. earth or stone. Ceremonies for the foundation laying and houseElement balancing chart warming performed by a vedic priest are observed to assure theWeb: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426
  • 5. 5Vastu – Indian Feng ShuiCollected from: various researches and studies.building’s residents a fortunate - Display a therapist’s qualificationsfuture. on the east wall. - Therapeutic goods can be kept inVastu Spas the northern region of the centre.A Spa with a serene and soothing - Store money in the north wall,ambience enhances the therapeutic governed by Kubera, the god ofeffect immeasurably. If you have a wealth.Spa business, Vastu can be used - Clinics on noisy roads or byto optimise the healing energy, staff roundabouts tend to have a freneticharmony and business success. energy.Try the following tips and the - Spas at dead ends may sufferresults will speak for themselves. from stagnant energy and a slow- Do a daily space cleansing ritual income.by offering incense, a flame, water,fruit and a flower in the north-eastcorner.- Keep the entrance well lit, clearand decorated with floweringplants.- The waiting room can havecomfortable chairs, relaxing music,light reading, purified water and beclose to a bathroom.- The consulting room is ideallylocated in the west or north-west ofthe building.- The consultant can face west withthe patient facing east.- Keep the clinic clean, well-ventilated, mood lit and with asubtle natural scent.- A fountain in the north-east cornerwill enhance prosperity.- Avoid harsh lighting, chemicalcleaners and sharp edgesprojecting towards the client.- A treatment table should not havethe client’s head pointing north.South is ideal.Web: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426

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