The Three Principles of Maharishi Vastu

2. Right Placement or Location

Placing rooms in their ideal location to gain maximum benefit from Natural LawThe most powerful influence of Natural Law on earth is the sun, which sets daily and seasonal rhythms for life in all its forms. In Maharishi Vastu design, rooms are positioned according to their function, to take maximum advantage of the sun's varying energies as it moves across the sky. This ensures that the full value of Natural Law supports and nourishes everyone in the family, everywhere in the house.

There is an ideal place for the entrance, the living room, the kitchen, the dining room, and the bedrooms. It is very important to place each room in the house in the proper location according to its functions, so that you do not become sleepy in the dining room or hungry in the study. This is just one of the many factors that must be considered to ensure that every aspect of daily activity is in harmony with Natural Law. As the sun moves across the sky, it radiates different qualities of energy that produce specific influences on different parts of the house. In Maharishi Vastu, buildings are designed so that these energies correspond to the specific activities performed within the different rooms of a home or building. For example, the dining room should be located where digestion will be most healthy. The study should be located where the intellect will be most lively. The living room should be located where social life will enjoy greatest support. The textbooks of Maharishi Vastu precisely relate specific violations of Natural law to specific problems of health, relations, etc. For instance, the wrong placement of the kitchen inevitably contributes to weakness and imbalance of the digestive system; the wrong placement of the bedroom to insomnia or chronic fatigue. Therefore, it is advisable to design your home according to Maharishi Vastu which is in harmony with the evolution of Natural Law - always supporting and nourishing all aspects of private and professional life for perfect health, prosperity, and good fortune. Research has shown significant beneficial influence of east light on (mental) health and happiness.

Ref: Journal of Affective Disorders 62 (2001) 221-22 "Morning sunlight reduces length of hospitalisation in bipolar depression"; Francesco Benedetti

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