Vastu, sometimes dubbed as "Indian
Feng Shui", is an ancient science which helps one
to tap on the natural benefits freely offered by the
five basic elements of the universe. These basic
elements are SKY, EARTH, WATER, FIRE, and WIND. Vastu
can be applied by keeping in harmony with these five
Apart from taking the modern medical
guidelines into consideration, Vastu
appropriate environment can help the mother-to-be bear
a healthy child.
Normal medical advice is to get a check-up once
in two weeks till the thirty-sixth week and then weekly, until
delivery. At each visit, blood pressure is recorded, urine
is tested for sugar and protein, mother’s weight-gain is seen to
check for swelling of the legs and face and to detect any
development of hyper-tension and diabetes during pregnancy.
Couples planning their progeny can use a
Northwest (Moon) room as the first option or a Southeast (Venus)
room as a second option until the onset of pregnancy.
The mother-to-be can then move into a Northeast
(Jupiter) room as is explained later.
The place of the
primary element Agni or Fire is the Southeast of an area. This
author does not recommend a lady to live in a southeast room after
the onset of pregnancy. It is a known medical fact that heat
has a great implication in pregnancy. Anything that raises
the lady’s core body temperature can amplify congenital
anomalies, mostly during the first three months, when all main
organs of the foetus are forming.
lady’s basal body warmth is higher during pregnancy. It
is, therefore, advisable for the lady to keep herself away from
and being too near a television, a computer or any Agni gadget
(that emanates electrical or electro-magnetic energies).
This way, she can avoid increasing her internal temperature to a
dangerous level without even being aware of it. Normally, a
woman dissipates body heat through her skin and breathing.
The foetus that is growing has normally a temperature which is a
little more than the mother’s and dissipates its heat across the
placenta and through the mother’s blood stream. Foetal
damage can occur if the mother or the foetus does not cool down
quickly after the temperature of the core rises.
studies have revealed manifold increase of miscarriages in women
using computers. Computers produce unusually high levels of
extremely low frequency magnetic fields. The South-east
sector of the building and the South-east sector of a room are
places to be avoided by a pregnant lady at least for the first
three months. Medical science tells us that by the end of
the fourth month, almost all the major organs of the foetus are
formed. The brain stem and the limbs are formed and begin to
mature. Most pre-natal damage capable of causing birth
defects occurs during this time. This period, commonly known
as embryo-genesis, can cause organ-specific damage. However,
brain development continues throughout the period of pregnancy.
Therefore, there is really no safe period for strong intense
bursts or continuous doses of electro-magnetic frequencies during
the months of pregnancy.
Research on the
effects of thermal and non-thermal electro-magnetic fields has
shown reported 50 percent miscarriages in pregnant women who slept
in electrically heated waterbeds. Thermal heat is,
therefore, another factor that affects pregnancy. When the
Eastern part of the earth is heated, its Western part remains
cold. Consequently, thermal electricity generated by the Sun
travels over the surface of the earth from East to West.
Therefore, pregnant ladies can avoid sleeping with their heads to
the east. They can sleep with their heads to the south as
natural polarity of the body is maintained and health of both the
mother and the foetus is taken care of.
A pregnant lady can
sleep in a Northeast room. Vastu refers to the Northeast as
Easanya or Devamoola, thereby indicating it is a very important
spiritually elevated zone. It is a known fact that the
Sun’s rays can be split into 7 plus 2 colors. We speak of
the Paramasayika mandala for human habitation (manushyalaya). This
plan divides each side into 9 parts. Beginning from
ultra-violet ray in the first part on the Eastern side
corresponding to Northeast, the Sun’s beneficial rays further
split into violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and
infra-red in the last part corresponding to the South-east.
Ultra-violet and the cold colors of the spectrum are said to have
a soothing effect on the body and hence, the Northeast room is
recommended for a mother-to-be.
Since blue has a
cooling and astringent effect, a a night lamp giving soft blue
light in the room during night, is suggested. The other two
colors of the cooling trio viz., violet and indigo can be
alternated during the entire period of pregnancy. In case of
pains, indigo can be an effective anaesthetic and can induce
insensibility. Violet is said to be good for bone growth,
maintaining the potassium and sodium balance of the body.
Expectant mothers who regularly meditate will be happy to know
what Leonardo Da Vinci has to say: “The power of meditation can
be ten times greater under violet light.....”. To put it simply,
violet is an inspiring and spiritual color. Ultra violet
ray, which is the head of the cold colors and is said to normalize
all metabolism and glandular activities can also be used with
Divine Gift for
Betterment of Humanity
The science of
Vastu has been given to us on a platter. We have to be
intelligent in understanding the principles, and in the process,
seek their help in bettering our lives.
Vastu tips for expectant mothers
* Meditate and practice breathing exercises
while sitting in the North-eastern corner of your house. According
to Vastu, the North-east is ruled by Easanya, (Almighty God)
thereby indicating that it is a very important and spiritually
* Try to avoid any platforms or heavy structure
in the north east and drink water there. * Food that has been cooked in the north eastern
kitchen with the cook facing east brings positive energy for the
mother as well as the foetus in the womb. Avoid leaking taps and
never clean the house immediately after someone leaves home.
* Keep your refrigerator with fruits and milk in
the north-west of your kitchen and consume them as mid-meals.
Keep your medicine kit in the north of your house and always
keep your daily doses facing east. Always keep the curtains of
the southern and western windows closed between 10 am to 6 pm.
* Never sleep in the north western room
during pregnancy. Always sleep with head in south direction.
Women seeking pregnancy should sleep in the northern room of the
* If you are feeling weak, tired or are ill, try
spending time in the East of your house. The East is believed to
be ruled by Indra, the God of war and weather. Hence, Indra
has power over the rising sun, which is believed to have power
over the bones, eyes, heart, spinal cord, and blood circulation.
* The South and South-east sector of the house
and room are places to be avoided during the first trimester. It
is believed that the South-east is the habitat of fire, and the
South is the abode of Yama, the God of Death. Hence, spending time
in the South/South-East of the house may induce miscarriages
* If you are having trouble sleeping, try
sleeping with your head in the south direction, so as to maintain
the natural polarity of your body and health of both yourself and
* Normally, one’s basal body warmth is higher
during pregnancy. It is, therefore, advisable to sit a little
further away from the television, computer or any gadget that
emanates electrical or electro-magnetic energies.
* Playing around with different colours can make
you feel more comfortable during your pregnancy. A room painted in
white is the most ideal for a pregnant lady. If plain white is too
stark, opt for pearly or silvery white.
* Exposure to blue, violet and indigo lights are
also recommended. Blue is believed to have a cooling and
astringent effect. In case of pains, indigo can be an effective
anesthetic. Violet is said to be good for bone growth, maintaining
the potassium and sodium balance of the body. And for
mothers-to-be who regularly meditate, here’s what Leonardo Da
Vinci had to say: “The power of meditation can be ten times
greater under violet light…”.
* Never sleep or sit under beams, as they are
made of concrete and iron. They tend to cause stress and may cause
you to fall ill.
* Avoid a toilet that is positioned under the
stairway. You will be carrying negative vibes all around the
* Paintings of dragons, wars and other violent
images are a strict no-no. They evoke tensions and feelings of
* Do not keep any thorny plants like cacti or
plants that give out a milky white sap (rubber plants) in your
home. Stay away from bonsai plants too as they retard growth.