It has been found that the geomagnetic flux lines, temperature gradient and dimensions of a structure form a helical shape when plotted graphically against the four directions.

Golden ratio
This helix has a width to length ratio of 1:1.618, and is referred as the golden ratio in Vaastu. This golden ratio is thought to be consistent with other naturally occurring forms, right from the ubiquitous microscopic, double helix DNA molecule, to the shape of gigantic galaxies.

Building a structure strictly according to Feng Shui or Vaastu principles is easier said than done, especially when it comes to altering an existing building.
However, one can make up for the defects by integrating the principles of Vaastu and Feng Shui in the décor, use of Feng Shui symbolism and counter areas with bad Vaastu which cannot be structurally altered.

Living on the Earth, and being part of it, we are surrounded by an ocean of electromagnetic and stellar influences. Every subtle change or shift in the atmosphere has the potential to affect our thoughts and actions as each particle of energy is linked to the other in the atmosphere.

Inside the human brain, the thalamus is the relay centre for all sensory and motor skills. Research and studies in neurology has found that the firing patterns of neurons in the thalamus function differently depending on which direction the person is facing.
In other words, our mind is the interactive result of the effect of the magnetic field on our brain cells.

By aligning ourselves with the appropriate magnetic direction, we can think and act more in tune with nature.
The movement of the sun produces different qualities of energy on its path from east to west and can influence our daily life and in addition to this the five elements which is associated with the compass direction has an influence on our activities be it regular lifestyle or business.

Hence understanding our building and the immediate environment is vital and this study is also known as “Bau-biology” which literally means, “building biology.” 

Maximise energy
Some of the general guidelines to organise your space and maximise positive energy are:
Avoid recurring cycles of accumulating and discarding clutter as they don’t promote good chi.

Keep all appliances, from the kitchen stove to your bedside clock, in good working order.
Pay particular attention to clogged drains and leaky pipes. As conduits of energy, they should be kept clear at all times.
Check periodically on your foundation and roof—you need a solid base below you and a secure roof above you to be steady and secure.
Replace burnt-out light bulbs immediately and try to keep bright lights on in dark corners for long hours.

Make sure the “breathing” mechanisms of your home operate properly: keep heating, cooling, and ventilation systems in top shape.
Good fortune occurs when positive energy is focused on creating it. Actively create your own good fortune and experience the joy of good Feng Shui and Vaastu.

(The author is a master Feng Shui consultant and traditional Vaastu practitioner. He can be contacted at fengshui@fengshuiserver.com; ph: 25252456 or 25252109)