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“Vastu Shastra” (VAS – too, SHAS – tra), an ancient study and practice from India, rooted in earth science for thousands of years, is Sanskrit for “science of construction” or “of architecture”. It shaped ancient, enduring wonders such as the Taj Mahal and The Pyramids. Vastu science studies the subtle energies of a site’s geography, how they will influence a proposed structure, and the subsequent effects on its inhabitants.

Interior designers, architects, city planners, builders, realtors, property owners – all of us are affected by natural laws and can benefit from understanding how natural flows of energy affect us, positively and negatively. A smart fish positions itself by a rock in the river to maintain a steady position where the water’s current, carrying floating insects, flows into its open mouth. Welcoming effortless bounty, this fish enjoys the rewards of vastu.

vastu consultant makes recommendations for positioning a new construction on a site, including such considerations as location of public & private spaces, doors & windows, and relative dimensions depending on building use. Vastu consultations are also beneficial for existing structures.

Invisible and real. Magnetism, gravity and wind are three of nature’s invisible, yet powerful, forces we experience every day. Even though we cannot see, hold or smell them, we know their very real effects: iron bars become powerful magnets, leaves fall, and gusts of moving air lift paper from a desk. Notice how a well-sited building employs elements of topography, grade, trees and surrounding features to create natural wind or water barriers, passive solar heat in winter and shade for cooling in summer. The invisible yields real benefits, when its properties are understood and applied.