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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 elements.

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.

Electrical and Electronic Gadgets

Normally, a 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.

Certain Finnish 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.

Thermal Heat

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.

Beneficial Ultra Violet Rays

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 advantage.

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 elevated zone.

* 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 house.

* 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 your foetus.

* 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 house.

* Paintings of dragons, wars and other violent images are a strict no-no. They evoke tensions and feelings of unhappiness.

* 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.



Rameshwar Prasad invites you to the Wonderful World of Vaastu


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