When we need a change in the home, our main focus is to create space that reflects our habits and style. Our home may be maximalist and ultra-chic or functional and utilitarian, but the main intention behind the making of designs is to bring happiness in the space we live. Besides, the larger part of our happiness revolves around positivity.
Hope many of us are not well-versed with the traditional Indian science of architecture called Vastu Shastra. Vastu Shastra dates back to thousands of years and have come across homes build with principles.
Vastu Shastra is the science of architecture laid down on the principles of layout, design, measurement, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry for a home built-up structure. It depicts the traditional Hindu religious beliefs and the theories of Vastu give ideas and concepts for making a living space proportionate with nature. Vastu is not limited to rigid layout diagrams and integrating geometric patterns, symmetry and directional alignments.
Continue to read further if you are keen in making your home Vastu friendly with these 10 DIY ideas to usher in the positive energies. This is better option if you do not want your home to renovated.
Since the beginning of time, fire was the fundamental and key element of great importance. Fire is a natural cleanser and enables to kill the negative energies around us. To generate positive vibes in the home, you can light earthen lamps and choose a fragrance you love and light incense stick (agarbatti) twice a day. The smoke emitted from these prevents bad energies and spirits from entering into the house. The fragrance depicts the presence of a deity in the house. You can pick natural scents like sandalwood, camphor, jasmine, kasturi manjal.
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2. Keep Your Home Clean
We all do keep our home neat, clean and tidy at all times. In case you are not doing it, the keep the doors and windows of the house free from dust. Open the doors and windows so that positive energies flow in and out without any hindrance. A dirty or closed door or window can prevent the positive energy from entering and block the negative energies from going out.
3. Hang A Name Plate
This is a common practice and we all hang our name plate outside the house. In case you have not done it then you can easily hang one. The name plate should have all alphabets clearly written and easily readable. This will enable opportunities and positive energies to find your address easily. We all give importance to the guest who come home and respect and welcome them. The theory of Vastu applies here as happiness can enter your doorstep in any form or time.
4. Keep Lemon Water In A Jar
Keep half a glass of lemon water in the living room every Saturday. You should ensure that the water is changed on every Saturday. Lemon water gives a cooling effect to the air and prevents negative energy to enter the house. Keeping of the water reduces arguments with family members and keeps your mind calm and cool.
5. Keep Some Salt
Salt serves the same purpose as the lemon water. You can avoid keeping water as it can be spilled if there are kids or pets at home. Take a small bowl and keep a pinch of salt and place it in any corner of your home.
6. Get An Aquarium
You can buy fish and place the aquarium to the north or east of your living room. Fish present in the tank denotes life and the moving water represents liveliness and positivity. Try this idea at home and you will be surprised that just by observing the fish, will give calmness to your mind. If you are short of space you can even go in for a fish tank or place the fishes in a nice-sized bowl.
7. Do Not Place Mirrors In The Bedrooms
As per Vastu, placing of mirrors in the bedrooms should be avoided as they absorb positive energy and give out negative energies. This may lead to family conflicts and arguments. You can have a mirror in the bedroom if it does not reflect any part of your body while you are resting. There is a belief that if any part is reflected in the mirror while you are at rest, then that part may develop health issue due to reflection. In case there is a mirror which is getting reflected while you take rest, simply cover it with a sheet or cloth before going for sleep every night.
8. Never Keep Medicines In The Kitchen
Kitchen area is not meant to keep and store medicines. Kitchen is an area where good healthy food is being cooked to eat with all positive energies. Medicines in the kitchen area shows health problems related to food like diabetes, weight gain and heart diseases.
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9. Hang Bells At The Doorstep
Metal bells hung outside the house is believed to bring in happiness and peace. These bells help in removing the temperament of the residents and relax them. Ringing of bell brings in music which soothes the mind, making it calm and clear.
10. Grow A Tulsi Plant
Keeping your surrounding neat and clean, brightening the space all is great for Vastu. Besides these, tulsi plant is the most auspicious plant. There should be at least one Tulsa plant in the house. Peach, pine and bamboo plant are a symbolic plant of good fortune. These plants when kept in the home helps in cleansing the air. They also work to bring in positive vibes inside the house.
These are the various Vastu friendly DIY ideas which will surely bring in your house good health, wealth and good fortune.