How vastu can help you get maximum results from yoga?
Posted: Aug 22, 2016
The benefits of yoga can only come through if it is performed at the right place!
These days majority of people are getting stressed up which is affecting their health. So, it is recommended to use different types of activities to relieve stress. Now people have recognized the amazing power of ancient Indian life science- Yoga.
If you were to read about the benefits of yoga on the internet, you will find pages upon pages of articles talking about not just its benefits, but also about its popularity. You will be amazed to know how people are following yoga to find solutions to the problems that are primarily caused by their demanding schedules and challenging lifestyle.
Yoga possesses the unique ability to calm the physiological body and the psychological body. While some people are practising it only to address their physical needs, some are finding mental peace through its practice. It is believed that yogic exercises cater to the needs of each individual according to his or her specific needs and physical condition. Yoga ensures that the mind is naturally active and dynamic, while the inner self is at peace.
However, are all the people who are practicing yoga at home being able to reap all its benefits? Are they all getting that physical and mental calmness that they expected?
If Vastu Shastra is to be believed, the benefits of yoga can only come through if yoga is performed at the right place – the place where there is no imbalance of five basic elements, where the mind can be at peace and the body is in a relaxed state. The place of yoga has to ensure that it meets the purpose of the practice— body and mind rise to the level of the illuminated self. Hence, yoga cannot be practiced in just any room located in just any direction of the house.
As per Vastu Shastra, the house can be divided into sixteen zones. Each of these zones has a purpose and only a predefined activity can be performed in these zones. For instance, there is a specific zone – South-South-West – marked as the zone of disposal and is ideal for throwing away the waste. Likewise, South has been identified as the zone of relaxation and is recommended for yoga and meditation. This is a zone wherein the mind and the body can attain a state of complete relaxation and can allow an individual to experience real connectivity with self.
If you are doing yoga for meditative purpose, then North-East, the zone of mind and clarity will give you best results. Energies present in this zone naturally facilitate connectivity with higher self which is the basic purpose of yoga.
Another recommended zone for yoga – primarily the physical exercises – is the South-South-East. This direction supposedly governs power, energy, strength and confidence. It is believed that the strength in the human body is influenced by the energy that is emanated by this zone. Some mind-related yoga exercises can also be performed in this zone as this zone also positively influences the mental power of the individual. Many natural healing or nature care centres in Kerala have understood the therapeutic significance of this zone and have created their healing centres in this zone.
So, if you have been unrolling the mat in just any room of the house, stop doing it immediately and examine what activities are being done in the above-mentioned zones. And if you find that the South is quite clear, then permanently place your yoga mat there, and practise your yoga in this zone only. Soon, you will begin to feel the positive effects of yoga on everyday basis.
The right practice in right zone will stimulate and change emotional attitudes. It will convert apprehensiveness into courage, indecisiveness into positive decision-making skills, and emotional instability into mental equilibrium.
The writer, Prof.Dhanwant Singh, CEO of MahaVastu Bengaluru, is also the Founder & Chancellor of the APEX Professional University, Arunachal Pradesh.
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A MahaVastu Expert, Professor Singh is the Founder & Chancellor of the Apex Professional University, Arunachal Pradesh.