comebacks are now in fashion, and not only with fashion, furniture and music, but also with customs, traditions and beliefs. Ways of life that follow vastu remedies and feng shui for the home are back, and growing in importance in everything we do, from wedding ‘muhurthams’ to ‘griha praveshas’. even for interior decoration and to decide the direction of the furniture in the house, many use tips from vastu, feng shui or both.
In a study conducted by households in 8 major cities across the country, we found that over 90% of home buyers preferred a home that was Vastu compliant. a surprising number were even willing to compromise on the size and layout of the house to fit vastu principles. we’ll dive into this a bit more later in this blog post.
Reading: Vastu feng shui remedies
Before, the principles of vastu shastra were for the conservative, and feng shui was for the more modern mindset; but now you have astrologers and experts who offer you a combination of both. you can see houses that have their beds and sofas arranged according to vastu, and decoration that adheres to feng shui; like a buddha in front of the door and wind chimes over the windows. These two ancient sciences have a solution for just about anything, and with the internet exploding with tips, guides, and how-to blogs, it’s easy to lose sight of what you really wanted to accomplish when you started. here is a vastu-feng shui 101 with basic vastu for the home and feng shui suggestions in terms of furniture direction, decoration selection, temple location and works.
easy vastu and feng shui tips for the puja room
a place of worship is an integral part of an indigenous home. Some may not believe in vastu or feng shui ideas, but when it comes to something sacred like a temple, the flow of energy definitely needs to be evaluated and adjusted. there’s not much fuss here; Just a few simple steps to get positive energy flowing into your home. based on vastu shastra for the home, worship, prayer and meditation rooms should ideally be located in the northeast area of the house. alternatively, they can also be in the north or east area. while worshiping, one should face east, and idols should not exceed 6 inches in height. it is advised not to sleep in the same room as a place of worship. an ideal position would be one where you face east or west while praying. the guidelines for the place of worship are almost the same in feng shui and vastu shastra for the home.
easy vastu and feng shui tips for bedroom and wealth
The master bedroom should be located in the south section of the house, and if the bedroom is located in the north, it is believed to increase the likelihood of unrest in the family. the bed should be positioned so that the headboard faces south or west while sleeping, always avoiding sleeping with your head facing north. family members should avoid eating in the bedroom, as it is believed that doing so can cause health problems, especially if they eat sitting up in bed. keeping divine idols in bedrooms should be avoided. if the house has more than one story, then the master bedroom must be on the highest floor, and the ceiling must be level and seamless. this maintains an even energy throughout the room, which in turn gives one a stable state of mind. Vastu’s basic remedies advise that children’s rooms be in the northwest or west and, for higher levels of concentration, they should have a separate study near their bedrooms. wealth and cash should be stored in the north, meaning you should face north when storing or retrieving cash, and jewelry should be kept in the south, as it is said to increase wealth.
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easy vastu and feng shui tips for the home
— The dining room should face west as it is ruled by Saturn, which symbolizes the path of bakasura, the representation of the hungry.
: If you plan to have houseplants, it is suggested that you avoid spiny plants like cacti and avoid growing plants along the north and east walls.
: Northeast, northwest, north, west, and east corners are best for a study room. These directions attract the positive effects of Mercury, which increases brain power, Jupiter increases wisdom, Sun increases ambition, and Venus helps spark creativity in new thoughts and ideas. alternatively, the study room can also be located in the same direction as the bedroom. study room and place of worship located next to each other or in the same room is an ideal arrangement.
: The main door of the house must have two panels. the main door on the outside must not open inside the house, and the doors of the house must not creak.
— Ideally, the bathroom should be located in the east or northwest, but never in the northeast. the sink should be mounted on the east wall of the bathroom and the geyser should be installed in the southeast corner.
here is a helpful guide to help you with pointing various aspects of your home in the right directions; according to vastu principles:
interiors and decoration – feng shui for the home
Feng shui and vastu shastra for the home may seem a bit unusual to someone who hasn’t followed these practices before, but now there are a variety of items to choose from and you can embrace your choice your way. While there used to be only one type of smiling Buddha that people gave each other, now there are idols in many different poses. A very beautiful feng shui decoration element is a small water flow system that recycles water, where the water flows in instead of out. the meaning of this is that just like water in the fountain, good health, wealth and happiness will always flow into your life. Keep basic feng shui tips in mind, such as that you shouldn’t buy a Buddha or a bamboo plant for yourself; it is supposed to be gifted to someone during an auspicious event such as a housewarming. If your buddha idol is kept in front of the entrance of your house, it is said to bring happiness to your family. wind chimes placed on bedroom windows minimize fighting in the home and problems between household members.
importance of vastu compliant housing
In a study we conducted in eight major cities across the country, we found that nearly 93% of home buyers are looking for homes that meet vastu standards. Almost 33% of buyers considered the “directions” on the house to be the most important when choosing a property. homebuyers even showed a willingness to compromise on design for a vastu compatible home! read all the survey results here: http://bit.ly/1rbrkzz
There are so many theories and teachings in both sciences that while it’s natural to get confused, there are plenty of options to choose from. Try some of the Vastu remedies and Feng Shui tips as they can only bring positive energy and peace into your life. just remember, it’s important that you follow what you believe!