Vastu is the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balance them with the man and the material. Vastu Shastra is creating a congenial settings or a place to live or work, in most scientific way taking advantages of the benefits bestowed by the five elements called “ Panchtattva” of the nature thereby paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment.
Vastu shastra is based on various energies that comes from atmosphere like solar energy from sun, cosmic energy, lunar energy, thermal energy, magnetic energy, light energy, wind energy. These energies can be balanced to enhance peace, prosperity and success. If a house is made according to these principles, the inmates enjoy all the happiness in life. If it is against vastu principals, it will be a place for all sort of problems, worries and no peace.
Vastu is the study of how the environment effects the people that live and work there. When an environment is out of balance it impacts the well-being of all the occupants, but when it has been balanced with good Vastu adjustments, your environment can actually positively benefit you and support you in succeeding in all areas of your life.
According to Vastu, the cosmos is full of beneficial energies which we must learn to tack as well as keep in balance if we wish to experience a state of well-being. Energy is essentially emanated by two forces- the five elements and the electro-magnetic energy generated by the rotation of earth.
The entire Universe, whether it is stars, planets, moons, or any form of life, is made up of these five elements. These are water, air, fire, earth and space. In buildings each direction is dominated by one element – a balanced state being the cause of positive, and an imbalanced state the cause of negative effects.
It is the balance or imbalance among these Panchtattva that makes one’s Space a virtual heaven or hell.
An underground water tank in South Zone will cause anxiety, fire-accidents, restlessness and disturbed sleep. Similarly, the fire placed in North Zone (Zone of Water) will block new opportunities, receipt of payments and lack of orders, as they are attributes of this Zone. So here in these examples, you can see how an imbalanced state of elements in a building creates problematic real-life situations.
It is associated with conception of new ideas, clarity of thoughts, creation of new vision, flowing of new opportunities in your life, healing energy, immunity and restoration of health. Water dominates the North direction in buildings.
When Water is in balanced state in a building, the people in such buildings are able to see the larger picture of life. Though their attitude towards life becomes spiritual and philosophical, they are, at the core, essentially, worldly beings.
Air represents growth in your life. It is also associated with movement, especially rotational movement, so it brings refreshment, fun, joy and happiness in life. This element dominates the East. The Chinese call it the Wood element.
Air gives you the courage to try new things, take risks for your growth and to explore your inner-self. You get to meet people who pave the way for your growth and you perform impressively.
Fire is the driving force behind all life processes and thus is equated with money in modern era. It can transform your life with confidence and enthusiasm. South is the direction of Fire.
In its balanced state, Fire brings you fame and recognition among the masses. It gives you zeal, power, strength, confidence and money, which become the driving force behind life and its processes.
Mother Earth gives stability. balance, infinite patience and maturity in character are imbued by this element. Earth dominates the centre and diagonal directions in every built-up Space.
When balanced, this element induces stability in your life – be it your career, behaviour, relationships, or results of your efforts. It encourages towards a feeling of peace and harmony with the entire world – especially with those related by blood.
Space represents expansion, enhancement, extension, spread, communication and even thought process (Mental Space). Space dominates the Western direction. The Chinese call it the Metal element owing to perfect space configuration in metals (Atomic Structure).
In a balanced state, Space gives you the charge of your destiny. It gives you a sense of direction and the ability to get organized, ensuring that you excel in all that you do. Space gives you the knowledge and awareness to understand new, creative and beneficial ideas.
Effects of vastu. Vastu Shastra is definitely not a belief, thus it is not a religion, nor a philosophy. it just works whether you believe it or not. Everyone appreciates the benefits of beautiful, comfortable living environments; whole interior decorating industry attests to this fact. However, vastu shastra takes the approach that your surroundings affect not just your level of material comfort but also your physical and mental health, your relationships, and your worldly success. The more positive energy you have in your environment , the more effect any changes you make there will have. Attracting positive energy will support you in making positive changes in your home and in your life.