Vastu is a science of sacred geometry. The interplay of Vastu energy fields within a space has the potential to re-wire your brain and nervous system.
And this happens because your body and mind are nothing but an extension of the greater cosmos.
By simply balancing the energies around you, you can ensure health, safety and well being for you and your loved ones.
So what’s the link between you and the cosmos or the energies surrounding you?
If you’ve ever performed a Yajna / Havan (a fire ritual), you’ll be well aware of the practice where the priest asks you to touch the various parts of your body during the ritual. This practice has stunning and deep meaning.
What you’re actually doing is invoking the cosmic energies that exist within you, like they exist within the universe.
By touching the various parts of body, you identify the different subtle points wherein the body corresponds with the cosmos.
It is the reverence shown to the cosmos – the ultimate entity.
This indicates that we are not isolated, separate beings. This separation is an illusion. We form a part of the network that has no beginning and no end.
As is the body, so is the universe.
The Yajurveda Reveals, “Yatha pinde tatha brahmande, yatha brahmande tatha pinde”.
That is –“As is the individual, so is the universe, as is the universe, so is the individual” or “As is the human body, so is the Cosmic Body, as is the cosmic body so is the human body.”
As per this narration, the structure of the body reflects the structure of the cosmos. The Universe as mentioned in the classic texts can be well associated with body structure.
Whatever is Outside…is also within!
How is Vastu connected to all this? And how does it impact your brain?
Your living or working space is not just a piece of architecture but a dynamic combination of energy fields – pulsating and lively. Just like you and me. And all other life forms in the universe.
So in case you want to create a balance within your internal universe, it’s important to first balance your outer universe – the energies surrounding your space. Or what is popularly known as Vastu.
And how do you do that?
Let’s first discuss the co-relation between Vastu and your brain
We begin with understanding the brain and nervous system.
For this, we first need to go through a bit of medical jargon ! Not so complex !
The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body. The nervous system is divided into two main parts –
The Central Nervous System (CNS) – Includes the Brain and the Spinal Cord
Peripheral Nervous System (PNS ) – Includes the Nerves that gather and transmit information
Now, the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) is further divided into two parts :
Autonomic Nervous System – this is what we are concerned with for the purpose of this article
Somatic Nervous System
The Autonomic Nervous System consists of:
Sympathetic Nervous System ( SNS) – Corrosponds to the Pingala Nadi
Para- Sympathetic Nervous System (PNS) – Corrosponds to the Ida Nadi
To make things simpler, here’s what it looks like:
Sympathetic Nervous System ( SNS)
This is the system which controls the body’s responses to a perceived threat and is responsible for the “fight or flight” response.
In general, to counter any threat, it leads to an increased level of activity which includes an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac output, a diversion of blood flow from the skin to the internal organs increased pupil size and metabolic changes etc.
In other words, the sum total of these changes is to enable us to be physically fit, to see and perceive clearly and be ready for an explosive reaction to any external threat.
As per the Yoga and Ayurveda texts, the SNS corresponds to the Pingala Nadi, the right energy channel within the human body.
Para- Sympathetic Nervous System (PNS)
The function of this system is to lead the body to rest, conserve and restore energy. It does this by a reduction in heart rate (HR) and blood pressure, a facilitation of digestive processes and the elimination of waste products. It gives the body an opportunity to rest, repair and consolidate.
As per the Yoga and Ayurveda texts, the PNS corresponds to the Ida Nadi – the left energy channel within the human body
An important fact to note here is that the right side of your body connects to the left half of your brain. And the left side of your body connects to the right side of your brain.
Interesting ! Isnt it ?
How Vastu affects your Nervous System?
As per the science of Swar yoga, the right side of the human body (the SNS) corresponds to the heating Pingala nadi.
On the contrary, the left side of the human body (PNS) corresponds to the cooling Ida nadi.
The same logic applies to your house or any space.
If you’ve ever seen an image of the Vastu Purush Mandala – the metaphysical plan of a house, you’ll notice that the Vastu Purush lies prostrate with his face to the ground.
The right side of his body extends from North-East to the South-West direction (via South-East).
This essentially means that when you divide your house diagonally, the right half corresponds to the SNS or the heating Pingala nadi.
The left side of his body extends from the South-West to the North-East direction (via North-West).
This means that when you divide your house diagonally, the left half corresponds to the PNS or the cooling Ida nadi.
This is one of the reasons why the right corner (South East) is called the Agni / Aagneya koan (agni or fire is hot) and the left corner (North West) is called the Vayu / Vayavya koan (Vayu or air is cool).
Having understood this, we now come to the point as to how does all this really affect your mind?
In terms of Vastu, any imbalance in the right half of your house will lead to an imbalance in the right side of your body. Since the right side is the one that physically stimulates your body, an imbalance can cause the following:
- Increased Heart Rate or other Heart problems
- Serious digestive problems
- Feeling stressed out
- Weakness in limbs
- Tiredness and fatigue
On the contrary, any imbalance in the left half of your house will lead to an imbalance in the left side of your body. Since the left side is the one that is mentally stimulating, an imbalance can cause the following:
- Can seriously affect your thinking abilities
- Depression and feeling suicidal
- Lack of imagination
- Inability to calm or slow down the mind
- Sleep disorders or feeling sleepy and lazy
- Improper decision making
- Over analysis and thinking
To summarize, any imbalances in the right half of your house leads to physical problems whereas an imbalance in the left half of the house will lead to mental disturbances.
Knowing this, you’ll neither want your PNS nor SNS to be either over-active or under-active.
By balancing the two sides of your space, you can ensure that both your PNS and SNS work in complete harmony and lead to excellent health and well being.
Vastu Shastra is a science that works on higher planes of consciousness. It helps to drive away all stress and suffering from your life and help you cope with difficult situations.
The direct impact of Vastu is on your sub-conscious mind. And any imbalance in your living space wills directly impact your sub-conscious mind in the negative way.
The way we think and the things we do have a dynamic impact on our brain, our attitudes, and ultimately our reality. And this is where a balanced house as per Vastu plays a very important role.
A Vastu compliant House = Powerful Nervous System= Positive and Uplifting Thoughts & Actions
A Vastu non-compliant House = Weak Nervous System = Negative and Anxious Thoughts & Actions
We are conditioned to think, feel, and react the way we do when life starts to pour down on us. It’s natural to be tough on ourselves and continually search for external solutions.
But here’s the good news: Vastu has the power to re-wire your brain and also provides you with the necessary components needed to completely alter the way your brain works. And thus Vastu Shastra gives you all the power needed to change your life forever.