Vastu is an ancient architectural science of India with modern day uses. Here are some Vastu tips for your kid's room to give it a positive vibe and create a vibrant indoor place for your child.
Vastu shastra is an ancient architectural science of India. Simply put, it is the art and science of designing houses, offices, temples etc, so that they emanate good energy. Indian Kings and Moghul Emperors used Vastu when they built their palaces, and courtyards
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Like Feng Shui, Vastu is based on an octagon with the four directions being the anchors. Hindus believe that gods live in each of the quarters of the hous, and govern the rooms, possessions, and activities in these locations. According to Vastu, the nature’s five elements (earth, water, fire, air and space) also has an impact on your surroundings.
Here are some simple Vastu shastra tips for your children’s room:
Location and structure of bedroom (Bhoomi)
Vayu, the god of wind and air, is situated in the Northwest corner. Vayu promotes serenity, peace and calm. Hence, the best direction for your child’s bedroom is in the Northwest side of the house. Your kids should never sleep in the South or Southwest direction.
The door of the bathroom should not be exactly opposite to the bed. Similar to Feng Shui, in Vastu, the bathroom is believed to drain energy.
The bedroom should be in a square or rectangular shape. The square/rectangle represents all four directions and provides a balance of the five elements and three gunas (types of energy).
It is also a strong, stable shape that offers protection from the outside elements.If your child’s bedroom is oddly shaped, you can use a room divider to help it maintain a more rectangular shape.