The science of Vastu is an age-old philosophy that focuses on designing our dwellings in such a way that we are able to get the most out of life. The basic principle that it follows, is to create a balance of energies that flow into and out of a house so as to bring happiness, peace and good health to the people who live in it.
Let’s take a closer look at a few Vastu tips that can turn your home into a happy one.
1. A welcoming Entrance
A beautiful entrance attracts positive energy. Keep your entrance tidy, neat and well lit, with the door made of solid wood. If you can, try to avoid having a shoe rack at the entrance, as it is believed to block positive energy from entering the home.
2. A Nameplate On The Door
A nameplate on the door is important as it declares the ownership of the house and brings good opportunities to the people who own the place.
3. No Bare Walls
Don’t leave the wall at the entrance bare as bare walls stand for negativity and loneliness, especially if they happen to be at the entrance.
Lighting a lamp and incense at home, in the mornings and evenings wards off evil eyes and cleanses the home of any negative energies.
5. Tips For The Bedroom
Let your bedroom be washed with natural light during the day for at least 20 minutes every day. Keep furniture to a minimum and make sure the color of the walls is soothing. Use a single mattress on the bed and if you can, plan the bedroom in the southwest direction. And remember not to keep the bed pushed against a wall. And never keep mirrors in the bedroom, and if you must, then have them facing away from the bed, as they can lead to disharmony and ill health.
Immerse a lemon in a glass of water and change the water every Saturday. This will drive away negative energy from your home.
7. Lots Of Light
Make sure you open the curtains and let sunlight and fresh air into the house. This brings in good health and prosperity.
8. Picture Frames
Be careful about the art and pictures that you decide to hang on your walls and make sure they don’t depict war or a tragedy. Also, ensure that there are no owls and eagles in the pictures. All these are believed to bring ill luck.
9. An Aquarium
Keeping an aquarium in the house brings positive energy, wealth and prosperity in the house. If you can, keep it in the north-east corner of the house.
10. Salt Lamps
Salt is believed to be a healer and keeping salt or salt lamps in the corners of the house absorbs all the negative energy in the house.
11. The Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of every home and it needs to have a perfect balance between the two forces of fire and water, that exist together in this space. This is why, it is important to keep the gas stove and the sink away from one another, out of each other’s way and not in the same line. Another tip for the kitchen in your home is, to not keep any medicines here.
12. Wind Chimes
Wind chimes are a beautiful way to bring in positive energy into your home with the tinkling sounds that they make.