Chakra Vastu is the science of maximizing the benefit of universal energies; it’s a simple yet powerful system of reaping maximum benefit by managing energies and influences of the Five Elements, Planets, Chakras, Geometries, Directions and other tools. The entire universe in made up of Panchbhuta or the five elements namely Ether (Akash), Air (Vayu), Fire (Agni), Water (Jal) and Earth (Prithvi). These elements and their energies reside both inside and outside of humans and human dwellings too.
The ancient science of Vastu Shastra, which is derived from Vedas, states the presence of the Vastu Purush, the God of structures and construction in every human dwelling. The Vastu Purush lies with his head towards the Northeast and his feet towards the Southwest with various Deities mounted on Him, becoming the presiding Deities of respective directions. Different energies corresponding to different elements and Chakras of the Vastu Purush reside in different directions and thus at various locations in a human dwelling.
The energies that correspond to various element and Chakras are as follows:
• Ether – Spirituality - Ajna Chakra/Sahasrara Chakra/Vishuddha Chakra
• Air – Desires - Anahata Chakra
• Fire – Name and Fame - Manipura Chakra/Hrit Padma Chakra
• Water – Relationships and Identity - Swadhisthana Chakra
• Earth – Stability and Strength - Muladhara Chakra
Chakra Vastu works on the principle of maximizing various energies and designing your home or work place in accordance to these energies. For instance the Northeast direction is where the Sahasrara Chakra of the Vastu Purush along with the energy of the ether element resides. Thus for best results the Northeast direction is where it’s best to build a Puja room. Different Chakras and the five elements are related to different Deities, Colors, Metals, Gemstones, Sacred symbols, Rudraksha beads and more.
Directions play an important role in Chakra Vastu for home. Let’s take a look at the different directions in Chakra Vastu and what is their significance?
Northeast: Northeast side is ruled by the presence of God consciousness. Therefore this is one of the most important directions in Chakra Vastu and should be kept empty and clean. This area may be utilized for meditation purposes, Puja room and entrance. Element present here is Ether.
East: The East side is known as the fulfiller of prayers and desires. It is from this side that manifestation is going to happen in your dwelling. Also the East is where the sun rises indicating life and health. This area may be utilized for living room, study room, meditation purposes, Puja room and entrance. Element present here is Fire.
Southeast: The Southeast direction is ruled by fire and hence has an abundance of energy in it. This is the area from where Prana (energy) is distributed to the rest of the dwelling. So ideally it may be utilized for kitchen, board room, sales and marketing department and conference room.
South: The South is the area that provides energy and stability to the dwelling. It is ideally utilized for bedroom, director’s cabin and store room. The element present here is Earth.
Southwest: The Southwest direction is the area that provides energy, career success, wealth and stability to the dwelling. It is ideally utilized for bedroom and director’s cabin. The element present here is Earth.
West: The God of Oceans, Lord Varuna, rules the west direction according to Vastu. This west direction is best for creative pursuits. Children’s study room and designing rooms are best placed here. The element present here is Water.
Northwest: The Northwest direction is for air/wind. This is the most central of all elements and connects one to energy of all rooms. This is the area of maximum movements also. Here desires are fulfilled and it is best to have sales and marketing department, meeting room, living room and dining room.
North: The element present in the North side is the element Ether. This is the area for expression, creativity and communication. It’s best to have study room, living room, board room and staff cabins here.
Utilizing the Elements
As we have understood the significance of each of the Vastu directions, now let’s understand how to utilize the energies of each direction in the right manner.
In the Southwest direction, balance the Earth element by putting plants. Plants have the capacity to absorb all kinds of negative elements and thus help in cleaning the environment. Other than plants, another important way of balancing the Southwest side is by placing heavy usable storage items. The owner/director needs to reside here to build a supportive and energetic environment.
In the northeast direction, place Puja altar or divine symbols. Keep it open so that the rest of the dwelling is energized by the divine energies emanating from this area.
Southeast direction is ruled by the fire element and should be balanced by lighting oil lamp and using sufficient lighting. A balance of the fire element will improve the health of all the dwellers.
To balance the air element in the Northwest side, simply open windows for sometime in the morning. Let there be the circulation of fresh air. You will find relationships improving when the air element is balanced.
To balance the water element in the west, keep a fountain or flowers floating in water in this area. Spray this area with bright orange color and let creativity bloom here.
The energies of various Chakras and elements can be enhanced and used for empowerment and success by using various tools with the correct methodology. Using the suitable Chakra energy of the Vastu Purush and the five elements as per the principals of Chakra Vastu will enable maximum utilization of these energies to produce optimal results. As you use the five elements of nature in the different directions you will usher in all positive energy in different aspects of your life.