Wellness is built around the principles of energy symmetry, natural beauty, and color balance. All these elements directly impact our lives and everything on this planet, including plants and other living creatures. Embracing the principles of Vastu and applying the guidelines as stated in Vastu aligns our body's circadian rhythms and the five elements of nature that we all are made of – Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and the Sky or Space.
Vastu for Plants
Like humans, plants are also the creation of the almighty. Vedic science of architecture – Vastu says all of the almighty's creations have a specific role to play, and balances each other for all to live and grow. A plant, also a creation of the almighty, not only provides a pleasant environment to stay in but is also responsible for relaxation. Plants have a special position in Vastu Shashtra. Through various shastras, Vastu has tried to explain to us the importance of plants and trees in our lives. A healthy plant impacts our emotional wellbeing but is also responsible for our physical health. Therefore, we all should take extra care while designing our house with a garden. Here are some Vastu guidelines for plants that we can implement and ensure prosperity and wellbeing for ourselves.
If you have a garden in the front or at the back, Vastu has laid out certain principles on the planting of plants and trees.
While the above-mentioned plants are recommended by Vastu to be planted or placed in a space, there are also certain rules of planting or placing them:
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Fruit-bearing trees should not be planted indoors, especially Mango & Jamun.
Huge trees are best planted in the South or West direction & should get enough sunlight. Small ones can be in the North and East!
Never plant indoor plants in the North-East corner of the home, except for the Holy Basil (Tulsi).
Plants like Cotton plants, Silky cotton plants, and Palmyra trees are considered to be unlucky.
Tall trees in the northeast or east directions should be avoided. They bring out negative energy.
The Lavender Plant: Lavender is a boon for all stress relief. As per Vatu principles, it promotes harmony and helps to fight inner demons. It produces positive vibes and calms down tensed nerves.
The Basil (Tulsi) Plant: The Tulsi plant has a high regard in the Hindu culture and it is also worshipped by all members in a house. Keeping a Tulsi plant at home has numerous benefits. Tt radiates a high amount of oxygen and the leaves of the plant are extensively used for Ayurvedic medicinal purposes. It is believed to bring a lot of positive energies into the house.
The Lily Plant: Lily, also known as peace lily is the epitome of love and harmony. Placing a lily plant in the bedroom can improve your sleep and keep bad and negative thoughts and dreams at bay. People suffering from insomnia or any other sleep disorders should place a lily plant in their bedroom. It is surely going to help.
The Money Plant: Vastu suggests placing a money plant in the southeast corner of the front room of your house. It is considered to bring good fortune. Money plants placed in the corridors of a house have many advantages.
The Bamboo Plant: Bamboo brings good fortune, fame, joy, wealth, and peace to the home. Vastu says that a bamboo plant is a great addition to your office and house. It is a very auspicious plant for gifts too.
The Banana Tree: The banana plant as per Hindu culture is considered very auspicious. It is even worshipped. It is one plant, every part of which is made into use. Plant a banana tree in the northeast direction of your house and sees the amazing benefits it brings to you.
The Ashoka Tree: Ashoka Tree in Vastu helps overcome sufferings and misery, thereby bringing us prosperity. If you do not have a garden, place the tree in a pot and keep it on your patio or veranda, or balcony.
The Neem Tree: A neem tree is associated with positive energies and many health cure properties. A neem tree at the northwest corner of the house is considered auspicious.