Boost the positive energy in your home
BOOST THE POSITIVE ENERGY IN YOUR HOME WITH SOME ANCIENT PRINCIPLES
Vastu shastra is often known as the ‘Indian feng shui’, but it predates the Chinese practice by about 1500 years. The Indian practice aims to enhance positive energy and eliminate negative energy around a person or place, as the more positive energy around a person, the more abundance they attract. It was originally designed to be used in temples, but you can apply the principles to your home.
Under vastu shastra, each direction in your home is governed by a planet, while each intermediate direction relates to one of the elements. For example, north is ruled by Mercury, while south-east is associated with fire. The central part of the house or room is considered the most powerful, as all directions meet here. Because of this, it should be kept open and uncluttered to bring prosperity, harmony and happiness.
When it comes to the bedroom, sleeping with your legs towards the west is thought to bring mental harmony, while sleeping with your legs towards the north is linked with prosperity. It’s not recommended to position your bed with your legs to the south as this is believed to cause nightmares and negative thoughts.
Much like feng shui, the idea behind vastu shastra is to live in harmony with your surroundings, and the two practices share many similarities, such as removing mirrors from bedrooms and keeping your home free from clutter. However, vastu shastra is considered to be most powerful when it’s used in a home that’s designed from scratch, as the direction in which the house is built and where rooms are placed are very important in bringing harmony. On the other hand, feng shui’s philosophy focuses on finding fortune and success through being in tune with your environment, and so it’s considered more adaptable when it comes to existing homes and rooms.