Vastu – India’s Form of Feng Shui
Vastu, sometimes know as Vastu Shastra, is the predecessor of the widely known Chinese practice of Feng Shui. It is closest to the Compass Feng Shui School which emphasizes creating buildings and structures that are aligned with the four cardinal directions; North, South East and West, and in harmony with the elements. Along with the practice of Acupuncture, Vastu was imported into China through visiting monks and then was adopted by the local culture into the practice of Feng Shui.
My teacher, Sri Kaleshwar of Penukonda, India defines Vastu as “the ancient science of architecture that teaches you how to live in harmony with nature.” He has said that we are better off living in a hut with good Vastu then a house with bad Vastu! After studying and practicing Vastu for 10 years now I have seen that living in a house with bad Vastu can indeed bring harmful effects and vice versa, living in good Vastu can bring helpful effects.
Main Principles of Vastu
The main principles that we analyze in determining the Vastu of a home are: tilt, auspicious and inauspicious directions, height and weight, downward slope and locations of rooms. In terms of tilt it is recommended that the home should be no more than 20 degrees off alignment with True North. Being aligned with the cardinal directions creates ease in one’s life and lessens the karmas that are associated with bad Vastu.
Sometimes it is possible to move things around in the house to create a better flow of energy. Other times it’s not possible to correct bad Vastu and it’s better to consider moving to a new location. Although living according to Vastu principles can sometimes be challenging, the rewards of greater ease of living and lessening negative karmas are well worth it!
1) Vastu Shastra Home Consultation: $175 – 60 min.
Your Vastu Shastra consultation examines the influence the energy of your home has on your life, health and fortune. Vastu Shastra is defined as “the ancient science of architecture that teaches you how to live in harmony with nature.” In this 1 hr. consultation we will analyze your current location, or a future location to see what effects your home is having on you. Negative Vastu can manifest as obstacles, problems and hardships while positive Vastu supports health, happiness and success. You can transform your life with positive Vastu so find out how! (requires current or future address + floor plan sketch)