ARTICLES ON VASTU
and Ayurveda (by Marcus Schmieke)
Ayurveda is the traditional
Indian naturopathy. Many basic terms of Ayurveda are also used in
Vasati because both systems have the same fundamental understanding
of the workings of material nature, of the five elements and of the
flow of subtle energies.
Ayurveda distinguishes between three bodily conditions that are also
called constitution types:
Kapha (consisting of earth
and water) with the qualities stabilisation, building up and
Pitta (consisting of fire and
water) with the qualities transformation, change, digestion,
combustion, creates heat.
Vata (consisting of ether and
air) with the quality coordination of all motion.
These states of organic matter called
doshas occur not only in the human body but in all areas of
A man’s constitution is determined by a specific mixing ratio of the
doshas where mostly one of the three doshas is in the foreground.
From the dosha ratio or their imbalance you can read what diseases
or other physical or psychic characterizations a human tends to. The
three doshas can be assigned to the eight directions corresponding
to their composition out of the five elements:
||NE: Sama Prakriti
Table: Doshas and Directions
You can read from that diagram which
condition is supported by which direction. One whose constitution is
mainly ruled by Pitta (fire) should avoid the southeast and also the
northwest as his sleeping place since Pitta could be further
increased there so that the imbalance will be greater. He should
choose his main places of residence on the northeast/southwest axis
that are linked with the Kapha element that is leveling him out and
with the well-balanced condition of all doshas (Sama Prakriti).
The same is valid for the Vata type, but
he should above all avoid the northwest in order to not
unnecessarily increase the air element and thus Vata in his body.
Also for him, Kapha in southwest and northeast is the right remedy.
Exactly the opposite is valid for the Kapha type who has
difficulties with the northeast/southwest axis because his tendency
to be lethargic is supported by it. He should choose his places of
residence and act on the dynamic northwest/southeast axis that is
marked by movement and fire.
In this way it would be possible to
design a type of house for every man that corresponds to his