10 vastu tips for a healthy, happy life

The most discussed topic the world over is health. With the ongoing pandemic, everyone is on the lookout for different ways to keep healthy and safe. Vastu can prove to be a helpful tool for you and your loved ones. Below are a few easy tips you can follow.

1. Bring in Plants

To purify the indoor environment, and to improve mental health there is nothing better than havign plants at home—they help liven up your surroundings. Some of vastu-verified varities are Basil or Tulsi, Aloe Vera, Ficus, Pothos or Money plant, and Areca Palm.

2. Clean the Home With Rock Salt

Pink rock salt can effectively improve the indoor environment. The powerful wind element present in these crystals eliminates negative energy. Place a bowl of rock salt in the four corners of your room. The salt can also be used to clean the floor once a week; it helps clear any airborne virus and bacteria. The bowl can be placed near a person who’s ill to generate good energy. Keep changing salt crystals regularly.

10 vastu tips for a healthy, happy life

3. Save Water

According to vastu, water is a great source of health and wealth, and its wastage can create serious health issues. Keeping a bowl filled with water for birds and strays is a great vastu remedy, and will positively affect your well-being.

4. Store Food in the Right Place

Grains and other food should be stocked in the south-west direction of the kitchen as it invites good luck and prosperity and, consequently promotes healthy food habits which are the need of the hour.

5. Burn Camphor

Burning camphor at home at least once a week can help remove negative energies. A blend of neem or lemongrass can effectively purify the air.

6. Have a Clutter-Free Entrance

A clean, well-dusted and clutter-free entrance helps attract positivity within a home. Wiping the entrance with rock salt-infused-water every day prevents the entryway from becoming a neglected zone, which attracts negativity.

7. Display Fruits

A basket full of fruits can enhance your mood. A combination of colourful fruits in a beautiful basket, placed at the centre table can invite a healthy lifestyle. Mounting a picture of the same in a prominent corner of your home can also promote healthy energy.

8.Bring in Light

A well-illuminated entrance, whether naturally or artificially, ensures a feeling of positivity within the household. Ample light can be achieved by the structural inclusion of a window next to the entryway, or with the placement of a lamp or diya outside the entrance.

9. Choose Art Carefully

In order to stop the negative flow of energy in the living room, remove all art that depicts pain, sadness or sorrow. Additionally, any broken products such as photo frames or mirrors, and devices which no longer work should be instantly removed to prevent the accumulation of negativity in the house.

10. Have a Well-Lit Bathroom

Ventilation is an essential feature in bathroom vastu. The bathroom window and exhaust fan should always be directed towards the north-east. This helps eliminate any form of bacteria, and hence stimulates a clean and hygienic environment.

Dr Jai Madaan is a renowned vastu consultant, spiritual healer, astrologer, life coach and motivational speaker.