Elements of Wellness Design are built around the principles of natural beauty, energy symmetry and color balance which directly impacts and improves the health and well-being of people. Embracing Vastu FengShui design principles aligns with the body’s circadian rhythms and the five principal elements that we are all made of.
Designing for wellness, resorts and boutique hotels emphasize fitness and meditation incorporating saunas and detox spas as well as secluded green areas where plants and elements of nature are in abundance. Old doors carved with sun rays and chakras, lotus and florals are bursting with positive energy. Wellness is a sensory experience, be it a running stream or a waterfall or the rustle of leaves, the more relaxing the experience, the memorable it is.
Green design brings nature indoors, beautiful lush plants that purify the air we breathe and reclaimed wood antique armoires and chai tables create a sustainable conscious home. Feng Shui and Vaastu Shastra are sister sciences that are based on the ancient knowledge of balance of energies between humans and the places they inhabit. Old Indian doors were studded with metals and beautifully carved in a unique way to create a vortex of energy. Vastu is the yoga of your home and aims at keeping energy fluid. Blocked energy creates stress that impacts your health, career, finances limiting your growth.
Aligning the five elements of earth, water, air, fire and space that make up our body with the universe is done with the corresponding directions. The northwest is the air element, which affects relationships and communication. When the air element is balanced, you experience harmony. The air element affects the nervous system and the mind. If this zone is blocked in the body, you could suffer insomnia and depression. Sheer light Blue blue curtains on the windows and a beautiful turquoise beaded sari tapestry make a beautiful backdrop welcoming guests in an abundance of love.
The northeast is the water element, related to growth and prosperity. Our body is almost 60% water and this area affects our circulatory and lymphatic system. A beautiful marble fountain against a wall lined with Ganesh and Buddha wall carvings in golds and blues decorates the room in blissful energy.
Southeast area of your home is the fire element connected to your digestive system and your energy levels. A balanced southeast keeps you lively and cheerful. Imbalance in this zone leads to food allergy and tiredness. Antique old door armoires in rustic reds and warm patinas enhances this zone as well as taking care of the harmful electromagnetic radiation that emanates from our gadgets.
Southwest is related to the earth element which translates to family support and career. The lower back is the corresponding zone of the body. Bring in the earth element with plants and warm taupe colored curtains. A beautiful brass Sri Yantra balances this energy zone as do pictures of mountains.