What is Vaastu?

Vaastu Shastra is an ancient architectural design science that explains how to create environments in accordance with the laws of nature so that inhabitants experience support and prosperity. Like Feng Shui, Vaastu acknowledges patterns of energy that govern and shape all living beings – explaining why we feel uneasy in some environments and why we are uplifted in others. Thousands of years ago, the ancient sages in India saw the influence of these cosmic energies on living beings and they created a system of formulas for building auspicious homes and buildings by aligning them with specific energy patterns. Vaastu practitioners work with the perceived and imperceptible energies that surround us, using the ancient formulas to create environments that resonate positively so the inhabitants experience more meaningful and harmonious lives.

Vaastu Shastra originated 7,000 to 10,000 years ago in India. Vaastu means “abode” and Shastra means “knowledge”. Vaastu comes from the same vedic wisdom as yoga, meditation, and ayurveda. Research shows that Vaastu principles of dimension and orientation were utilized in the construction of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Vatican, Stonehenge, the Egyptian and Mayan Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, and the Roman Coliseum. The Tirupati temple in South India, which is the richest temple in the world, was constructed according to the principles of Vaastu Shastra.

Vaastu is not about magical cures. It is built on formulas and practices developed from ten thousand years of observations about the energies of the cosmic universe and how the physical, psychological and spiritual order interact with man’s built environment.

Man does not inhabit this earth alone. He lives amidst other natural forms and is in touch with energies and elements that are perceptible and beyond perception. Man’s energy is linked with energy forms and he is part of kala, the cosmic cycle of time and death. These links are the unseen energies we usually experience as the “vibes” of a particular place.

Carelessly disturbing spaces – or building a structure in which the natural order is ignored – can be as dangerous as fooling around with live electrical wires. In fact, Vaastu warns that living in a discordant environment can unleash negative energies so powerful they can cause everything from infertility and accidents to relationship conflicts, disease, poverty, and insurmountable obstacles.

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