Vastu Shastra

Definition - What does Vastu Shastra mean?

Vastu Shastra is a Sanskrit term that translates to the “science of architecture.” It incorporates many architectural design ideas, such as space, arrangement, layout and measurements.

Vastu Shastra is known as the yoga of design and its guidelines come from the ancient Indian knowledge contained in the "Vastu Vidya." Buildings constructed using the principles of Vastu Shastra are said to provide a healthier living space and a better energy balance, making them ideal for practicing yoga in.

Yogapedia explains Vastu Shastra

The idea behind Vastu Shastra is the integration of functional architectural designs with nature and spiritual beliefs. This principle has been used in Indian construction since ancient times and continues to be used in modern architecture.

Practicing yoga in the right sort of balanced and spiritual environment is crucial for connecting with our spiritual sides and entering into spells of deep, meaningful meditation. In this sense, the use of Vastu Shastra in the architecture and design of a room or home can be deeply beneficial when that space is used to practice yoga. It can help one achieve a more beautiful and balanced place to live and work, and may even be used to guide the decoration of a yoga room or studio to encourage more spiritual practice.

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