The Science of Architecture:

By: Robin Mastro

You’re told to take vitamins, drink plenty of water, get a good night’s sleep
and exercise, but has anyone ever told you that the design of your home and
office can impact your health? You wouldn’t be alone in raising an eyebrow and
questioning how this could be so, but thousands of years ago, the ancient seers
of India spent entire lifetimes observing how man-made structures impact humans
beings. Their findings were compiled into a body of knowledge called Vastu
Shastra.

In Sanskrit, Vastu means science and Shastra means architecture. It is from this
environmental science that some of the worlds’ most enduring structures were
created.

According to Vastu, all five elements in nature (earth, water, fire, air and
space) are in perfect balance. When we build, this delicate balance is
disrupted, which can cause a wide range of physical problems from poor sleep to
major illnesses.

You might have experienced this if you’ve ever remodeled or moved into a new
home and suddenly your health got worse for no apparent reason. If you work with
the natural laws inherent in the universe rather than against them, you can
align these five elements to your advantage. This is what Vastu Shastra is all
about, and the affects on your health and well-being can be dramatic.



We have worked with clients all over the world using this powerful architectural
science. We hear wonderful stories of how Vastu has changed people’s lives.
Health is one of the top challenges people come to us about. We find that there
is always some reason for the problems they are having that becomes apparent
when we do an environmental analysis, either of their residence or their place
of work.

Here’s just one example of how directly our environment can influence our lives:
A Boeing executive who lives in the Madison Park neighborhood was living with
the consequences of diabetes, which had compromised his health to the point he
was on dialysis. He was growing weaker from multiple, unsuccessful operations
before we performed a Vastu analysis on his home.

Our consultation showed major imbalances in his living environment, which
contributed to his health problems. After making the changes needed to rectify
this situation, both he and his wife reported that his health had improved, he
was stronger and that they both felt an enhanced sense of well-being.

As a part of this earth, we live in a sea of electromagnetic and stellar
influences. Every shift produced in the atmosphere has the potential to affect
our actions and emotions. Every particle of energy in the universe is linked to
the next particle. Nothing happens in a vacuum. We are all striving for balance
and this cannot take place when there is environmental stress.

Stress comes when there is clutter, poor layout or design, lack of light,
improper air circulation or when the environment is not aligned with true North.

When the environment is out of balance, you can experience a lack of energy,
back problems, mental instability, stomach problems, learning disabilities,
emotional imbalances and financial difficulties.

Unfortunately, most modern architecture is based on function alone and is not
designed in harmony with the forces of nature, which influence our health,
happiness and overall well-being. When our environments are designed to conquer
natureArticle Search, there is no question we will feel stressed. The beauty of Vastu is that
it specifically balances living and working environments without costly
structural changes and does it in ways that can improve the quality of our
lives.

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