Vastu Shastra is the science involved in constructing a dwelling, a metaphysical layout of a building that takes into account the supernatural forces present in and around it and refocusing it in a unique way to work for peace, prosperity, and harmony of the family living inside it.
Vastu gives the bedroom the most considerable importance in the entire house, and why shan’t it be that way! We devote almost one-third of our lives to sleep, even if we lie down for 6-8 hours on average. Adequate and peaceful sleep is undoubtedly one of the most crucial needs for a healthy body.
According to Vastu Shastra, the bedroom should be located on the topmost floor in the southwest corner of the house, which is supposedly the most powerful quadrant of the room. It stores positive energy. Any opening such as windows and doors should not be built at this end as that would provide an opportunity for this energy to facilitate its loss.
The wall opposite the room entrance should be decorated with beautiful paintings, portraits of any of your favorite possessions, a mere look on which fills you up with positive energy and vibrant feeling. Usually, a family picture or the picture of one’s baby is the most preferred portrait to hang on.
Clutters, if present, should be immediately removed. It is a belief that your way of life becomes comparatively more inefficient and dysfunctional by their presence. It hinders the progress of the individual and holds him back.
An organized and less crowded area around the bed would bring in the sense of having sorted thoughts, peace of mind, and the much hoped for- serenity.
On the sleeping patterns, Vastu suggests that a person should sleep with his head towards the East for an unhindered peaceful, dreamy sleep. Sleeping your head towards the north is a big NO-NO. It leads to disturbed sleep with nightmares and often becomes a cause for a person being an insomniac.
These tips, if followed religiously, would help a person feel more positive and fresh the next morning. The advantages of it are manifold. It leads to better blood circulation, uniform blood pressure, maintained cholesterol levels, etc.
Storage items such as an almirah or wardrobes should be places in the Southwest corner of the room. Mirrors, if any, should not be directly in front of the bed. It is said that it reflects the bad vibes directly back to one after he/she is asleep. Sleeping in straight alignment to the sharp edges of the room is not advised either. If there no choice is available in this respect, one can place a tiny soft object in the corners to nullify the stress effect it has on one’s nervous system.
Pink colors on the wall are said to bring a romantic touch into a couple’s married life. Follow these easy rules, fiddle with some of your stuff, and rearrange it in a manner as mentioned earlier, and see the difference for yourself!