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Vastu is yoga for homes
by Mary Beth Breckenridge, Beacon Journal staff writer

The Akron Beacon Journal    Translate This Article
16 March 2008

On 16 March 2008 The Akron Beacon Journal reported: The ancient Vedic principles of architectural design have been revived to become the latest healthy trend in home building. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.

Architects and interior designers are using vastu principles to create environments 'that our bodies and minds are naturally programmed to find agreeable', the Beacon Journal reports.

The article stated, 'Vastu sprang from a body of knowledge amassed by scholars in India as long as 6,000 years ago and written in texts called the Vedas. It's the same body of knowledge that produced yoga, Transcendental Meditation and ayurvedic medicine, all of which are grounded in the idea that our lives are improved if we live in harmony with the laws of nature.'

The Beacon Journal reported, 'Nationwide, homes and office buildings have been constructed over the last two decades using a specific form of vastu called Maharishi Vedic Architecture, said Steven Yellin, a spokesman for Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, where those architectural principles govern construction on campus. Most of that construction has been clustered largely on the East and West coasts and Iowa.'

According to Mr Yellin, the principles of Maharishi Vedic Architecture are 'based on natural laws' to create a building's health-promoting, life-supporting environmental design, such as using the sun's light effectively. The article stated that Maharishi Vedic Architecture utilizes the 'intelligence [that] maintains the orderliness of the whole universe, Yellin said.'

The article explained, '(Vedic scholars) realized that the sun is more pleasant and healthful early in the day, so they advocated designing homes to draw in the morning light and avoid the harsh late-day sun.'

Maharishi Vedic Architecture also looks at the slope of the land, the building's orientation to the sun, and a building's overall layout.

The Beacon Journal reported, 'Yellin said Maharishi Vedic Architecture, also called Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, is an outgrowth of research done in India about 20 years ago by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi . . . . His work included studying the ancient texts to get back to the root principles of vastu, which Yellin said had come to be somewhat misinterpreted over the years.'

The article summed up the principles of Vedic architecture as 'about getting in tune with the whole universe'.

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