Vastushastra has fascinated some and irritated others but it has intrigued everybody. This ancient science deals with architecture at the material and psychological levels. Its tenets have a strong scientific and even sociological basis. There is wealth of information in Vastushastra that only serious study can unearth. But it should not be forgotten that the tenets – the do and don’ts – were written in much simpler times.
Yes and no—it is impossible to adhere to Vastushastra completely in a city mainly because of congestion. If Vastushastra ask you to leave particular direction open and there might be a tall building standing there: more over an apartment in a city might not adhere to Vastushastra tenets so go to micro level make adjustments in interiors as the exterior cannot be changed.
Each house has eight directions i.e. North, South, East, West, North-East, North-West, South-East and South-West and if Vastushastra tenets are followed in the house it will definitely solve a lot of problems of city dwellers so concentrate on you interiors. As Vastushastra tenets are based on four elements of nature SUN ENERGY, MAGNATIC FIELD OF EARTH, WIND ENERGY AND GRAVITATIONAL FORCE, out of the above four first two are directly connected to individuals mantel and physical health directly, the other two are connected to the architectural part of the house.
One thing you should keep in mind is that Vastushastra is only an attempt at raising your quality of life. Quality of life depends on your physical and mantel well being and financial standing.