Vaastu and Architecture Tips
We're always on the lookout for ways to make our lives simpler, easier and more positive. Most of us turn to things like a new routine to change things a little bit, but isn't a more permanent, long-lasting shift better? Vaastu Shastra is the ancient science of architecture which brings about a positive influence through combining traditional Hindu and Buddhist beliefs of design and layout with specific arrangements and spatial geometry.
Here are a few points you can keep in mind while applying the science of Vaastu to your home:
It is important that the wall surrounding the house should be of the same height as the main gate. The growth of plants or citrus fruits by the gate promotes good health too.
Since staircases are large, it is not always easy to take it into consideration when implementing Vaastu after the house has been built. But staircases do play a huge part in affecting your health. Staircases built in the centre of the house leads to ill health and other major physical issues. It is best to build a staircase in the corner of the house, or at least more to the side.
If you have a balcony or veranda at home, make sure it's height is not more than the roofs or equal to it. See to it that it lets in plenty sunlight and the ideal place for a veranda is the north or east.
Doors and Windows:
The doors and windows of the house must be an even number according to Vaastu. Moreover, doors should never be in the centre of the wall and there must be no plants, structures or any other obstructions in front of the door.
Gardens must be devoid of thorny bushes or dry creepers. Ponds, swimming pools or even a fountain should not be kept in the Centre, South, South-east, South-west and North-west, since water resources in these directions cause health problems.
Most apartments these days don't really have a basement, but these rules can still be applied to rooms used as basements, namely store rooms. These rooms should be used strictly for their intended purposes only. Do not double it up as a bedroom or recreational room and avoid placing any heavy objects in the northern or eastern parts of the room.