The term Vaastuyogam, it is absolutely clear, takes its origin from two words,Vaastu and Yoga. While Vaastu refers to a dwelling or structure, Yoga, derived from Yuj , means to link or unite. Both Vaastu and Yoga are ancient sciences that provide immense benefit to human beings when followed appropriately.
On the surface level, perhaps, one is inclined to say that the two systems appear to be dissimilar. But it is easy to understand that both are integral when you think about your external well-being (structure) and physical fitness.
What is the significance of Vaastu and Yoga in a person s life? How many people young or old; men and women have given due consideration to both Vaastu and Yoga in their life? Once you believe that Vaastu tenets and performing Yoga poses are interwoven for your welfare, it can definitely bring in a positive turnaround in life.
It is also a well-known fact that both Vaastu and Yoga originated thousands of years ago and have stood the test of time. At this juncture, it needs to be mentioned that both Vaastu and Yoga are immensely relevant in the modern times. When practiced precisely, they definitely fetch the desired results.
In Vaastu, the focus is on four main directions East, West, North and South before designing any structure. The plot is selected and the structure designed in such a way so as to get the maximum benefit through Vaastu rules. Similarly, in Yoga, different poses are planned considering the four systems that regulate the human body. These are Nervous system, Respiratory system, Circulatory system and the Digestive system. When specific poses associated with these four systems are performed, the benefits come through increasing the fitness level of the performer.
Let us now enumerate the similarities so as to comprehend how both Vaastu and Yoga are beneficial to people.
In Vaastu, there is:
1. Focus on structure
2. Selection of land and plot
3. Preparing architectural design
4. Consideration of Panchbhutas or five natural elements – earth, fire, water, wind and space as well as the magnetic fields that the earth emanates.
5. Building a strong structure
6. Ensuring a longevity of structure
7. Acquiring mental peace and sense of well-being
In Yoga, too, the aim is:
1. Fitness of mind and body
2. Proper selection of poses or asanas
3. Planning time schedule
4. Learning and performing specific poses
5. Increasing fitness level
6. Ensuring longevity
7. Streamlining mind-body synchronization and getting peace of mind
Vaastu principles have been enshrined in several scriptures such as the Skanda Purana, Agni Purana, Matsya Purana, Garuda Purana, Narada Purana and Vayu Purana. By following Vaastu tenets, you can build corporate offices, hospitals, hotels, factories, houses and a lot more that would provide unique or unexpected benefits. In both residential and commercial complexes, the occupants can experience a sense of well-being. In commercial structures, built as per Vaastu norms, the business would grow at a smooth and faster pace resulting in good return on investment (ROI). The profit in the business would multiply eventually.
When a plot is selected and an architect designs the plan considering the Vaastu rules, the construction process is traditionally safe and smooth. The entire process yields benefits to the occupants of the structure thus created. The main reason for this benefit is the consideration of Panchbhutas or the five natural elements, namely, earth, fire, water, wind and space as well as the magnetic fields that the earth emanates. The Panchbhutas play a vital role in our life. The location, main door direction, placing of windows, lofts, open space and the flow of natural air are of utmost importance in any structure. Vaastu adherence ensures the safety and longevity of the occupants of the structure.
Similarly, in Yoga, when one intends to enhance the fitness level of mind and body, he or she can follow the set procedure.
PATANJALI S DOCTRINES
Yoga was propounded by Maharshi Patanjali in his book Patanjali Sutra . It contains 195 doctrines that are beneficial to all human beings men and women, young and old.
In order to streamline the mind-body synchronization, there are specific poses or asanas meant for different parts of the body as in a dwelling or structure. By selecting the proper poses, planning a suitable time schedule and performing the asanas precisely, one can definitely increase the fitness level and thereby get longevity. Yoga is a science that provides harmonization of mind and body.
Thus, Vaastu and Yoga ensure welfare of all those who dedicatedly observe the principles the two ancient sciences that are relevant even today.
– Girish Mudholkar