According to Vastu scriptures there are two essential ways to maximise your health with Ayurveda and Vastu:
- Balancing the influences of the Five cosmic elements
- Harmonising your doshas with Five elements.
Balancing the influences of the Five Cosmic elements
Ayurveda, the Vedic science of natural herbal medicine and healing describes the bodies of the hundreds and thousands of species on earth as entirely made up of the five great material elements: Air, Fire, Water, Ether and Earth.Each of these Five elements constitute essential bodily ingredients and functions as follows:
|Ether||Hollow spaces in the body, fine fields|
|Air||Movement, joints, breathing|
|Fire||Digestion, burning and metabolism of cells, blood|
|Water||Liquids, lymph, mucus (together with earth)|
|Earth||Bones, teeth,, solid body components|
Vastu defects in each of the eight compass point directions causes an imbalance of the five elements and can consequently give rise to various physical illnesses as outlined in the following sections. Here we will discuss the Northeast area and subsequent posts will address the other directions as well as learn how to balance the doshas with the five elements.
The Ether and Water Elements in the Northeast
In order for you to get the vital exposure to the elements Ether and water, the Northeast point of your land should be lowered with open space beyond and the building should also be open as much as possible to the Northeast. If the land here is too heavy, unclean, closed up and blocked by the neighbour, or if slope is higher here then the rest of the plot then the benefits of these elements are lacking. The same applies to the building. The possible consequences of this defect is a development of headaches and brain tumours and problems with the body’s water balance.
In the chart above you can see the head of the Vastu purush lies in the Northeast therefore it a sensitive area which is supportive for spiritual development, contentment and maintaining good health. It should be used for auspicious activities to avoid attracting misfortunes and ruination.
You can place a bowl of water here and keep area light and spacious to strengthen the elements of this sacred space, simultaneously balancing the Water and Ether doshas in your body.
Please the see the Fourth Basic Energetic Law of Vasati to have a scientific understanding of the positive energy potential of water and ether (space)