Vaastu shastra has made a presence in our life. However, some people have a feeling that it is an orthodox way of living. According to the shastras, vaastu means perfect balance between all the five elements i.e Earth, water, fire, space and air. This also includes the balance between all the subtle energies like electro-magnetic energies, Solar energies , and gravitational energies prevailing in the environment, which can only be sensed.
According to Vaastu expert Dr Puneet Chawla, Vaastu involves ancient theories with the logical systems of energies fined as guide for healthy architecture, including forms, shapes, scales, colours, sources and flow of water etc. and balance in subtle energies, "says Dr Chawla.
Vaastu defects can lead to various problems. For instance, if one feels suffocated in the house or office, it could be due to the dull energies prevailing in the environment which lowers the energy level of the body. One must check that the north-west corner of the plot is elevated or heavy in composition to the southeastern part. If the southwestern floor levels are lower, it creates vaastu defects. Besides, it is important to check the magnetic energy line which is diagonally flowing from the northeastern corner. It shouldn't be blocked or burdened by a pillar, staircase or heavy good store.
Similarly, if a family regularly faces health problems and there is too much of medical expenditure, then the reason could be positioning of the toilets. The toilet should not be placed in the northeastern part of the plot or room, because this directioin is considered very pious and is a sensitive corner.