Study rooms designed as per Vaastu Shastra can help in strengthening the concentration of your child, a student in your home or if you would choose to use that room as your own study-room. Ideally, a study room built according to the precepts of Vaastu Shastra can give the student in the house, the much needed boost to do well academically. Our Indic sciences have given solutions to every aspect of our lives. When we are pursuing academics and building a career, we need much focus, a calm mind to grapple the subject and an increased retention power. Little do we understand that the placement of a space, furniture in it and the colours of the walls could play an important part in aiding us to do so! In case you have family members who are in school or pursuing academics or if you yourself need a haven where you could focus and concentrate on subjects of importance, then these are some Vaastu tips that you could deploy:
Placement of study room and study table
The study room can be in the West, North-West and/or West of South-West.
Ideally there should be a lot of open space in front of the study table. This aides in concentration.
While studying, face the East or North as the cosmic energy waves emanating from these directions are beneficial in stimulating the chakras. These waves enter our body through the Sahasrar Chakra, which helps in concentrating better.
These days, in many houses, the study table is small and mostly attached to a wall. The presence of a wall in front of the study table isn’t good. A protruding cupboard from the wall (and the adjoining study table) produces energy fields that exert pressure on a child’s concentration while studying. This kind of arrangement should be totally avoided.
The table can be placed near a wall, but one must ensure there isn’t any protruding cupboard from the wall.
You can make the study room or the place vibrant, clean and neat. It is beneficial to place a plastic, copper or crystal pyramid on the study table along with a photo of Goddess Saraswati on the wall in front or place a Yantra to increase concentration. One can also keep a picture or a statue of Lord Ganesha. For people belonging to other faiths, one can accordingly use images or scripts as symbolic of their faiths.
It is ideal to sit in the South-West and face the North-East while studying. The North-East in the front should be vacant.
Ensure that the back gets solid support.
Do not sit below any beam or protruding cupboard overhead while studying. This could create energy pressure hampering focus and concentration
A study room in the North-East having a wall in that same direction is extremely beneficial.
If there’s a window overlooking a crowded street, it is beneficial to face the North or East as an alternative.
If one is unable to concentrate while sitting in the North-West, change locations.
Facing a direction other than the North-East may involve more efforts and lesser success.
Intrinsic defects in the North-East direction, if any, can be rectified using remedial measures.
Vaastu-verified colours for your study room
Use light/neutral colour schemes for better concentration. Ideal colours for the study room are:
All the above colours have a calming effect on the mind, which leads to concentration. One must avoid the usage of dark tones. The subtle colours also enhance and reflect the natural light entering the room, thereby increasing positivity and clarity, necessary in the process of studying or learning a subject.
About Vaastu Shastra
Vaastu Shastra, the metaphysical edifice science of Indian origin, is a science of construction that synchronizes balance between human life and nature. The five basic elements (namely space, air, fire, water and earth), the eight directions (namely North, North-East, East, South-East, South, South-West, West, North-West), the electro-magnetic and gravitational forces of the Earth, the cosmic energy emanating from the planets as well as the atmosphere and its influence on human life are all taken into consideration in the science of Vaastu Shastra.
While the above tips are DIY, consulting a Vaastu expert is essential, considering that this is a complex science and many aspects of Vaastu needs to be taken into consideration.
Dr. Raviraj Ahirrao, a pioneer in the field of Vaastu Shastra, has been awarded Doctorate (Ph.D) for his research work in the subject from International Open University Colombo. He has done extensive study in the beneficial application of Vaastu techniques for human welfare and has developed effective remedies to neutralize Vaastu deficiencies. He has also presented several research papers in many professional forums in India and abroad. In 2008 he established Vaastu Shastra Education and Research Foundation (Trust) and a couple of years later he formed Sunraj Manufacturing and Marketing Pvt. Ltd. He is also the founder of Vasturaviraj Design Pvt. Ltd, founded in the year 2011. http://www.vasturaviraj.co.in/.