Everything that exists in the universe, including our bodies and our homes is made of five elements.
These five elements are:
Earth - geomagnetic energy
Water - gravitational energy
Fire - solar energy
Air - wind energy
Space- cosmic radiation
These forces of nature have a powerful influence on us as well as on the environments around us. Vastu is a Science that was developed to organize our man-made environments so that we are in alignment with these forces of energy.
If we are out of alignment with solar and geomagnetic forces we may experience illness, and misfortune. We are in fact moving against the smooth flow of life in the same way as if we forced ourselves against the natural flow of a river and will struggle unnecessarily.
The East is the source of Solar, Ultraviolet Rays and the North is the source of Magnetic Energy. We benefit most by keeping our environments open to these life supporting energies.
The harmful Infra-red Rays , which come from the South, and the destructive Gamma Rays from the West, cause disruption within our bodies as well as our homes. Using principles from Vastu Shastra we protect ourselves against these harmful rays.
Each of the Five Elements is associated with a particular direction:
Earth- South West
Water - North East
Fire- South East
Air- North West
Space - Center
By balancing these elements in their proper porportions we will gain the benefits of being in balance with nature and experience health, happiness and prosperity.
Yoga, Ayurveda and Vastu Shastra all honour these forces of nature by balancing them in our bodies, homes and environments. Your health and success are directly related to the orientation and shape of your environment whether it is an apartment, office cubicle, or a large office building. Knowing the influences we are under and adapting ourselves and our environments to be in harmony with these forces, will influence all areas of our lives.