A lot of us consider Vastu Shastra as a science. We are not new to the concept in India, but with more and more of us staying in the cities in rented homes and apartments, living in a Vastu friendly home is not always an option. Our parents and grandparents firmly believed that Vastu is not just about the structure of the house but also about the influx of positive energy and the addition of tranquility and peace to our way of living.
So, we at HomeTriangle decided to come up with 10 ways by which you can make your home Vastu friendly without remodeling or renovating your homes. These 10 ways are so easy that even a child could do it easily. Read on to learn more about how you can use Vastu techniques that are believed to usher in happy energies.
Ever since its invention, a fire has always been a fundamental and key element and has been of great importance to our species. Vastu Shastra also considers fire as a natural cleanser and believes it to help kill the negativity around. Earthen lamps and agarbatti or incense lighted twice a day can bring joy and positivity to your homes. The smoke is also believed to restrict bad energies and spirits from entering the house whereas the fragrance symbolizes the presence of good spirits in the house. Our favorites are natural scents like camphor, sandalwood, and jasmine.
2. Keep it Clean
It’s not like we need a reason to keep our homes clean at all times. But there are a few spots that are very important to Vastu that most of us overlook 9 times out of ten. The windows and their frames and the doors of our house should always be dust-free. According to the Vastu Shastra, opening them whenever possible encourages the financial flow and positive vibes, and closed or dirty doors and windows can stop the positive energy from entering your homes while blocking the negativity from getting out.
3. Lemon Water
Lemon water is also considered highly in Vastu Shastra. Placing half a glass of lemon water in your living room is believed to have a cooling effect on the air and kill the negativity around your home. Vastu also believes lemon water to have an influence in reducing disagreements among family members and in calming the mind. But always remember to change it every Saturday.
Salt serves the same purpose as lemon water. If you have children or pets in your home, placing water in there could cause spillage in the living area. If you don’t want that, placing a pinch of salt in a small bowl and place it in any corner of your home.
5. No Medicines In The Kitchen
Vastu Shastra s against storing medicines in your kitchen cabinets or anywhere else in your kitchen. So, if you’re looking for a Vastu-friendly home, remove any medicines from the kitchen immediately. The kitchen symbolizes good health and the medicines in the kitchen space are said to initiate health problems, especially related to food, such as diabetes, heart diseases, and weight gain according to Vastu.
6. No mirrors in Bedrooms
Mirrors are a great way to create an illusion of space in small homes. But Vastu Shastra says that mirrors can absorb positive energy and repel negative energy when not used in a Vastu compliant way. When used in the wrong way, they can lead to family conflicts and disagreements. It is believed that body parts can develop health issues if mirrors reflect any part of your body when you are sleeping. However, if you do have a mirror in this space, cover it with a sheet before going to bed every night.
7. Tusli Plants
We know that tulsi plants keep the air fresh and brighten your space, but did you know that tulsi is also the most auspicious plant according to Vastu? Vastu. Plant it in the front or back of your house. Pine, bamboo, and peach are also symbolic of good fortune. They cleanse the air and constantly work towards bringing positive energy inside your home.