While you may not have much of a choice in the office environment you work in, there are some small adjustments you can make to improve the vibes around you.

Even though enployees are not at liberty to have seats to their own choice, they can at least try to implement some conditions while they are at work.

By following these principles one can find stability and success at the work place.

Always try to sit in the southwest corner of the cabin facing north or east.

Never keep the southwest corner of the room cabin empty or vacant.

Never sit under a beam.

Never sit with your back to the door.

Sit facing east or north while working on the computer.

Place the computer, typewriter etc., towards southeast or northwest.

Place some rising portraits like mountains or flying cranes behind the seat for stability.

A wall behind the seat gives you the feeling of security.

Sitting with your back to a door or window leads to misunderstanding and quarrels with superiors, staff and colleagues etc.,

This obstacle can be avoided by keeping the window or the door closed.


Gardens are assets to any home, but ensure you make the most of them.

Gardens add beauty to any house or commercial space.

But they should also be maintained with some basic Vaastu principles to get the postiive vibrations and good results from them.

The garden should be thick in the south west side of the building.

A pond in the northeast of the garden is considered very fruitful.

Be sure the slope is towards the northeast even in the garden.

The walls on the southeast should be higher than the rest of the walls. A storeroom in the garden should be on the southeast corner.

Electrical bulbs should be in the southeast corner.

An underground tank or pond should always be in the north, east or northeast corner.

Plants, herbs, aromatic bushes should always be planted in the west side.

The southeast should always have tall tress.

Decorative plants can be grown in the north, east, northeast or northwest of the garden.

East and Northeast is considered best to have the Tulsi (Basil) plant.


Small things can make a big difference, so here is what you should look for in the construction of the flat in which you plan to live.

Here are some important points to remember while constructing a flat, because these things are considered very minor but have a very huge effect on Vaastu principles and also natural phenomena.

The maximum area in the Northeast should be kept vacant since it is the direction of prosperity and also should receive plenty of sunshine.

The building is always preferred square or rectangle in shape.

Since steel and RCC reinforcement provided in the slab affect the electromagnetic environment in the premises, it is better to have a high roof.

A beam should be avoided across (middle of the room). Use wood and other non-magnetic metals like brass or aluminium.

Never build a column in the centre of the room.

Balconies in east and north are the best.

Steps to enter the main door of the house are considered to be beneficial to the person living there.

The entrance and exit doors directly opposite is considered to be non-beneficial since what comes in goes out.

The rooms in the north side should be short by 1 to 3 inches compared to those in the south, but at least 6 to 9 inches bigger.


Most people consider Vaastu insignificantly for home offices, but it is certainly not something to be ignored.

A small office at home is a special room where one can find the meaning and the importance of what one does, the work, the decisions, and so on.

These are similar to what is done in regular offices.

It should be self-made and designed according to one's need.

The person in charge should sit facing the North or East for any reference study since those directions are considered to be directions of knowledge.

Make sure you never face the wall as it curbs creativity.

The space in front of the table or desk develops creativity and strengthens efficiency.

Place the desk or table where one gets the best view and light but not against the wall.

Provide the room with good photographs, pleasant colours and the working table with a table lamp, which enhance the capacity and interest of the person to work.

The office entrance should be from the East or North.

A green light along with all this will enhance intelligence.

Make sure there is no tree, pillar, rock or any other thing which disturbs the entrance.


Pooja rooms, toilets and staircases each have their correct place.

The staircase to the first and second floors is best in the southwest corner with steps rising in the east-west direction.

Never build the pooja room, kitchen and toilet next to each other.

Never construct the pooja room in front of the main door.

The safe should always face the north or east direction.

Try best not to build the toilet or the room under the staircase.

The north-east walls are best for wash basins, taps and mirrors.

Place the refrigerator in the north-west corner of the room.

See that the main gate will open inwards.

A tree, temple, open drain, court, jail, electrical pole are some of the things which should be avoided in front of the main entrance.

Open railings and grills are best for balconies.


Those special rooms in your home should face the right way to ensure peace and prosperity within.

The windows should be at least 3.5 feet high from the floor level.

Windows opening towards the north or east are the best.

For houses patterned with sloping roots, be sure the slope of the root is towardsthe north or northeast or the east only.

An extra room or storey constructed on the south or west side of the building is good.

Try to build the children's room in the northwest or southeast part of the house.

The Pooja room is best in the northeast corner, or in the east and north side.

A Pooja room, which is square in shape and has the roof sloping from the centre on all other sides, is considered best for mental relaxation and meditation.

Pooja rooms should never have partitions made of wood or curtains.

The furniture in the drawing and dining rooms should akways be square or rectangular in shape. The store room is always best in the South side.


Furniture, photographs and other decorative items in your home can make all the difference to good Vaastu.

Generally we consider the selection of the site, plans, positions of main doors should be as per Vaastu for a peaceful prosperous life.

However, even decorative elements in a home, such as photographs, can play a major role in making a house Vaastu-friendly.

Place Photos of dieties like Gods, Goddesses, Saints, Sagas, on the eastern and northern walls.

Photos of the departed, near and dear ones should be on southern walls.

Avoid these photos in prayer rooms. Avoid cactus and other thorney plants, especially in the northern and eastern regions.

Appliances like electrical and electronic items should be pushed to the southeast corner of a room.

Arrange heavy furniture on the southern and western side.

Light furniture should be arranged in the North and East areas.

Plant light indoor plants on the North, East and Northeast portions.

The South and West corner can have heavy indoor plants.

Avoid continuous blaring music in your home.

Always control the volume.

Allow the center of each room to be free from heaviness.

Exhaust fans should be always in the Northwest corner & room.

It is better to always use thick and heavy curtains for the South and Western windows and lighter curtains for the North and Eastern windows.


Under Vaastu, colours have been prescribed for every direction in the house.

Painting in the house is considered to be one of the prominent factors in Vaastu.

So interior colour schemes should not be very bright and stimulating.

They should be subtle and pleasing. Human beings are creatures of energy and respond to energy of teh colours around.

As per Vaastu, colours have been prescribed for each direction of the house.

If a different colour is used in that direction the results will be troublesome because the Lord of that direction and the colour may not be of friendly relations.

East being the direction of the Sun, the clour preferred is dark brown, which gives you purity and satvik results.

Venus being the lord of Southeast, the colour suited is white, which gives beauty, charm and luck. South is ruled by Mars.

The colour preferred is red, which is symbol of aggressiveness and fiery.

It can be used only in risk bearing buildings in that particular direction.

South-west is ruled by Rahu and the colour preferred is blue, which represents courage.

This is used in particular types of buildings in that particular direction.

The ruler of west is Saturn and it represents maturity and satisfaction.

The colour represented here is blue and it can be used in the dining room, bedroom and conference rooms.

North is represented by Mercury and the colour suited is green, which signifies intelligence and wealth and it can be used anywhere.

Nort-west is governed by the Moon and the colour preferred here is white, which denotes purity and wealth.

It is suited for all types of rooms and places.

Jupiter represents the Northeast sector and recommends yellow, which stands for piousness and purity.

It can be used in the Pooja room.

Generally white, yellow and green colours are preferred for business and sometimes red and blue may be used for special types of business establishment.

It is advised that good colour combinations be provided in differents to ensure good luck, health and wealth.


Vaastu being an ancient architectural science, it not only deals with residential buildings, factories and industries but also has prominence along with flowers and plants in and around the buildings.

Plants in and around the building play a significant role in activating positive vibrations i.e. Positive Vaastu energy to our daily life.

Tulsi (Basin) is of great importance in houses.

It should be planted in the East or Northwest direction only, since it is considered a deity.

Jasmine (Chameli) is associated with spirituality and considered to be the best for worshipping purposes.

Marigold, being a yellow flower, is good around the house and it gives the most positive Vaastu energy.

Champaka, Mogra and Parijat should be planted only in the North, Northeast, South and Southeast directions of the home.

Flower pots should never be kept on the building wall in the North, East or Northeast direction, which creates a sort of blockage in that direction.

If possible, it is auspicious to have a pond with lotus flowers in the Northeast side of the house.

Fruit-bearing trees should be planted only in the East direction of the garden.

Growing tall trees in the Southwest side of the house will bring stability and progress in the house.

Tall and heavy trees on the Southwest side protect the house from bad vibrations coming from the Southwest.

It is better to have a money plant inside the house since it brings good luck to the house.


Vaastu Shastra is 5000 years old but since the middle 1990s, there has been a sudden interest in the subject of the Vaastu Shastras.
People seem to have rediscovered a long lost panacea for their ills.
All they need to do is to make a few changes to their home or office layout and overnight, they have the health, wealth and happiness which they lacked for so long!
Try buying a home in any city in India without the builder spouting virtues of “Vaastu Shastra” and how his project and flats fulfill Vaastu conditions.
It is impossible.
Over the last decade, Vaastu has gained enormes popularity.
Vaastu has found takers even among the high and mighty of the land.
Corporate chieftains and politicians in power are constantly relocating and redesigning their offices according to Vaastu Shastra to see if it will improve their financial and political scorecards.
What is this Vaastu Shastra all about?Believers in Vaastu have a modern name for it –
‘Ancient Wisdom of Architectonics’.
There are three levels in which Vaastu is applied.
First, in a basic sense, it means designing architecture of residential, commercial and government buildings and components of a building like rooms, gates, etc on the basis of architectural wisdom contained in ancient Indian lore.
The idea is to add to the well being of the occupants.Secondly, at a slightly higher level, Vaastu covers a lot of architecture related areas in public sphere-town planning, laying out gardens, market places, ports, roads, bridges, gateways, wells, drains, enclosure walls, embankments, just about everything that is built by man.
Thirdly, at the micro-level of an individual citizen’s daily life, it deals with furniture, tables, beds, wardrobes, mats, lamps, footwear and the like.
This list is expanding by the day.
For example, Vaastu experts now tell you about the right design of the computer table and the ideal location of PC in your home office.Architects who think Vaastu has no scientific basis-their number is dwindling by the day – have two complaints against the Shastra and its modern interpretations.
First, they think that by claiming solutions in architecture and interior design for every evil that befalls a human being, Vaastu has made architects responsible for things, which lie beyond their control.
A brilliant architect of a corporate headquarters may be blamed for the financial misfortune of the company, for which reasons may lie elsewhere.
Secondly, the non-believers argue that Vaastu leads to creating structures that are out of sync with environment.
You should have a perspective on Vaastu before you decide whether to believe in it or not.
For that, you need to know a bit about how architectural ideas have evolved in India.
Be patient and control your yawns.Indian history has three distinct architectural epochs in succession the Vedic (or the Hindu) period, the Islamic period and the colonial period.
These three epochs are characterized by their respective myths and cultures.
In each epoch, structures were constructed that reflected the society at the time.For instance, the Vedic times were typically characterized by the world of the non-manifest: buildings were generated from magic diagrams called the ‘Vaastu-Purusha-Maddalas’, the root of Vaastu Shastra.
The advent of Islam about a thousand years ago caused a fundamental shift-from the meta-physical to the sensual and hedonistic-characterized, for example, by the garden as an earthly image of paradise.
The arrival and consolidation of power of Europeans in India and the construction of buildings and public spaces on European style coincided with the Age of scientific progress and rationality.
This influenced a radical change in paradigms.Consider this.
Intricately designed and complex temple structures, concerned with the mysterious and the metaphysical, are typical creations of the Hindu mind of the ancient times.
In contrast, simple rhythms and expansive blank walls and the dominance of white color were attributes of Islamic culture and buildings.
The grandeur of power was reflected in the European architecture.
Modern architecture in India has imbibed qualities of all these three epochs.
All right.
So where do we place Vaastu in this?
The first, the ancient Indian category, of course.
Vaastu is based on the effect of the non-manifest on the architecture and your well-being. In ancient India, a lot of people thought that the manifest world was only a part of their existence; there was also the world of the non-manifest that influenced their lives.
If you think that views holds good even now, then Vaastu is for you.
The science of Vaastu Shastra is indeed one of the oldest and most powerful of our cultural inheritances.
All our great rulers for the prosperity and perpetuity of their kingdoms abundantly used Vaastu in the earlier periods.
It was also used in town planning and the construction of temples.
Simply stated, Vaastu helps us to align the energies of our house with that of the environment.
It helps us to live in consonance with nature.
Most people consult Vaastu only when they are in trouble or things are not going right.
This attitude is incorrect as Vaastu affects the health, wealth and prosperity of the house and it’s inhabitants.

Vaastu in your Kitchen:

The kitchen is an extremely important part of your house and must be given due care and respect.

Most of us treat the kitchen only as a place where food is cooked and food stocks are stored.

However the ancient percepts of Vaastu accord very high significance to the kitchen and it’s placement.

It is considered a sacred place.

Vaastu percepts relating to the Kitchen are as follows:

1) The best location for the Kitchen is the Southeast.

2) Kitchen located in the North or the East does tend to cause financial troubles.

3) The women folk should be facing the East while doing their cooking. This is good for health.

4) There should be abundant use of green in the kitchen. For example green granite for flooring or green pictures. This helps improve the appetite of the family members and also promotes peace and harmony in the house.

5) If possible, the cooking gas and the washing sink should not be kept very close to each other. The logic being fire and water are not comfortable close to each other.

6) The cooking stove should not be visible to the naked eyes from the outside. Hence always shield the kitchen from the outsiders.

7) There should be no leaking taps in the kitchen. This affects the money flow.

8) Wall Clocks should not be placed on the South and Southwest walls.

9) Kitchen is the best place to have your daily meals; but never face South while having your meals it creates stomach disorders, indigestion and other related problems.

Vaastu in your Bedroom:

After a whole busy day you expect a complete rest for your body & mind.
And bedroom is the place where you get the relief from your stress, workout and other tension.
So it becomes very necessary to take utmost care while placing the interiors for your bedroom according to the Vaastu percepts.
Some general Vaastu principles relating to the Bedroom are as follows:

1) The master bedroom is the place where the head of the family gets peace and privacy. Thus it is preferred in the Southwest or South since it is considered to be cool place.

2) Avoid constructing the master bedroom in the Northeast direction. Southeast is also not recommended for this room.

3) While placing mirror in your bedroom see to it that no part of your body is directly visible in the mirror while sleeping. Because that part of your body might face health problems e.g. if your head is visible in the mirror while sleeping it may cause migraine or if your legs are visible then you may face problem such as joints pain, etc.

4) Always keep your feet away from the main door, while sleeping it should not face the main door.

5) Place the bed in the Southwest of the room but it should not obstruct the door of the room.

6) Do not sleep keeping your head towards the north.

7) Avoid having bedroom near the drawing room.

8) Always keep room well-maintained, along with some scenery. Keep it well-lit and pleasant looking.

9) Always sleep with your head towards south.

10) See that the bed never touches the wall.