What is that one most important thing in life that we all strive for ?
Is it money ? Is it happy relationships ? Or is it peace of mind ?
While we all desire to have the best of the above, there is something more important than all of these. And it certainly forms the basis to achieve all of the above.
It is good health and well being of ourselves and our family members.
And you would be surprised to know that your house plays a very important role in deciding whether you stay healthy or not. And in this article we will discuss all about Vastu for health.
So what is the link between Vastu and health?
As mentioned in the ancient texts of Vastu, your Vastu and health are closely interconnected. Your house is not merely a structure of brick and concrete. It is a living entity vibrating with energy. Every corner of your house governs one particular organ of your body. If there is an imbalance in any corner of your house, there will be corresponding problem in that particular body organ related to it.
Thus, there is a strong connection between your health and Vastu.
As per the theory of five elements, various directions are governed by the five elements in our house. And as per Ayurveda, these elements also govern the functioning of the various organs in our body.
Like an imbalance of any of the element causes a disease in the body, similarly the imbalance of these very elements causes Vastu doshas in our houses. As a result, diseases follow.
Let’s discuss the role of Vastu and how an incorrect Vastu results in the malfunctioning of the major organs of the body.
LIVER & GALL BLADDER
The Liver is one of the most vital organs in the body. It controls the volume and smooth flow of blood in your vessels and also stores the blood. The tendons are the tissue associated with the liver. It should be noted that the strength comes from the tendons, not muscles.
There is an old Chinese saying that one should be like the cat that is strong, agile, and flexible and not like the cow which has huge muscles but little real strength.
According to Ayurveda, the liver and gall bladder are the organs related to the Air element. The liver is the organ that is most affected by excess stress or emotions. Thus, it is always advisable that whatever you feel, you must express it and certainly never hold it inside!
As per Vastu, the area from the East to the South East in your house is the direction of the air element. And thus this area also governs how your liver and gall bladder function.
The presence of a toilet or a septic tank in this direction can seriously impact the functioning of your liver and gall bladder. Also the presence of metallic objects or circular shapes can hamper the smooth functioning of the liver. Therefore, one must strictly avoid these.
Emotion associated with Liver: Anger
If you or any of the members in the house are often irritable and constantly angry, you must look for Vastu doshas in the East to South East directions. If you realize that small things stress you out easily and you do not have the quality to let go, your liver is telling you that its function is becoming out of balance.
In your house, it means that there are Vastu imbalances between the East and South East directions.
HEART & SMALL INTESTINE
The heart is undoubtedly the king of all organs. In other words, most other organs will always give their energy to help the heart maintain its balance. The heart’s partner is the small intestine.
According to Ayurveda, the heart is the organ closely associated to the Fire element. This is because it needs the active energy of the fire to keep pumping blood every second of your life .The heart is also connected to the small intestine through one of the important meridians in the body.
As per Vastu Shastra, the area from the South East to the South is dominated by the fire element. Thus, this area is closely related to the smooth functioning of the heart.
An important point to note here is that the fire element is also responsible for the digestion and absorption of the food, 90% of which happens in the intestine. If the digestion is good, the heart functioning is smooth. In simple analogy, the digestive energy must be in balance for the heart energy to be balanced.
Thus, in case you are facing challenges related to heart, blood circulation issues or low energy, you must carefully look for any imbalances in the South East to South zones of your house.
A kitchen placed in this zone is the best to keep the fire burning brightly and safeguard your heart health. On the contrary, any underground source of water like a bore well or water storage can seriously jeopardize your heart functioning.
If you want to really take care of your cardiovascular health, it’s crucial to take care of these directions in your house and keep them defect free.
Emotion associated with Heart: Joy
True cardiovascular health is not just about physical fitness; it’s about deep contentment with one’s life and destiny. Happiness, joy and love are often associated with the Heart representing a state of peacefulness. Stress or lack of self-expression can directly impact this organ’s function.
In your house, the absence of joy and happiness indicates an imbalance between the South East to South Vastu zones.
STOMACH & SPLEEN
The organs of storage, the stomach and its partner spleen play a vital role in storing blood cells and platelets.
The stomach and spleen represent the element of Earth. Just as Mother Earth’s job is to nurture growth and all living creatures, the stomach energy is what “feeds” all the organs enough power to perform their jobs.
As per Vastu Shastra, South West is the direction of the earth element. It is therefore the direction that governs the activities of the stomach and spleen.
Adjacent to the south west is the south of south west direction. The energies of this direction are responsible for the extraction of nutrients from food and disposing of what is waste from the body.
Thus, this direction must be carefully designed for the body to be able to get the required nutrients and energy.
The stomach is the organ most affected by chronic worry, anxiety or over thinking. Remember, the stomach is responsible not only for digesting food and drinks, but also for digesting your emotions and thoughts.
Its role is to keep what nurtures your spirit and letting go of what doesn’t!
The muscles are the tissue associated with the stomach. If your muscles are weak and underdeveloped, or if they cramp or tire easily, you may have a stomach or spleen dysfunction.
Therefore, as per Vastu, you must keep the South West clear of any Vastu doshas like placing a toilet or an entrance.
Emotion associated with the stomach: Worry, anxiety, and over thinking
If you constantly worry or over-think (especially negative thoughts!), get anxious easily, you may have a stomach disorder. Experiencing any emotions chronically or excessively can damage the stomach and seriously jeopardize you digestive health.
As mentioned above, the digestive system processes not just the food you eat, but the thoughts and emotions that you internalize.
LUNGS & LARGE INTESTINE
The major functions of the lungs include maintaining healthy immune defenses against pathogens, as well as circulating prana and fluids throughout the body.
Emotionally and physically, the lungs, along with their partner organ, the large intestine are responsible for helping you “let go” of whatever you don’t need, from life experiences to emotions to actual metabolic by-products.
As per Ayurveda, the lungs correspond to the Space element. The lungs have the dominance of the space within which the prana circulates and nourishes the whole body.
As per Vastu Shastra, the space element is present in the West to North West directions. Any Vastu imbalance in this zone will directly lead to health problems related to the lungs or large intestine.
The presence of a septic tank, toilet or sewerage pipeline can cause problems in these directions. Even a dustbin kept here can raise health issues related to the lungs.
One of the biggest contributors to the storage of grief and sad emotions in life is the presence of junk and storage in the house. In order to get the energy in your lungs flowing freely, it is important that you throw away those twenty year old clothes, mattresses and books.
The more free the space in your house is, the freely the energy will circulate.
Emotions associated with the lungs: Grief and sadness
Sadness and grief are the emotions we associate with the lungs and large intestine. If you cry easily or have trouble processing grief and loss, you may have an imbalance in your lung energy.
In case you’re facing any lung related problems or under immense stress and grief due to any loss in life, you must look for Vastu imbalances between West and North West directions.
KIDNEYS & BLADDER
The kidneys are the powerhouse of the body, supplying reserve energy to any organ running low on energy. Their partner organ is the bladder.
When any other organ is low on energy, the kidneys send it an extra energy boost from their inheritance.
The kidneys play key roles in body function. They are responsible for filtering the blood and getting rid of waste products. They also balance the electrolyte levels in the body, controlling blood pressure, and stimulating the production of red blood cells.
The bone is the tissue associated with the kidneys.If the kidney energy is low, you may have symptoms such as osteoporosis or dental issues
As per Ayurveda, the kidneys correspond to the Water element. Like the quality of water is to flow, the kidneys ensure a constant flow of filtering blood in the body.
As per Vastu, the North to North East directions rule over the kidneys. These are also the directions that correspond to the water element as per the theory of five elements.
The presence of a toilet, septic tank or a kitchen here can lead to kidney dysfunction and even damage. Therefore, one must strictly avoid it.
Placing a fountain here can prove to be very beneficial and can ensure that this zone is well balanced. As a result, the kidney will also do well in their functioning.
Emotions associated with the kidneys: Fear
We associate the emotion of fear with the kidneys.If you often have severe panic attacks, anxiety and fear, your body may be trying to tell you that kidney energy is running low or is imbalanced.
You should also carefully assess the Vastu of house to check for any imbalances between the North and North East zones.