July 4, 2014 Beauty and natural materials are required components of Vastu design. It only makes sense that a body of knowledge that has the laws of nature for its guidelines would include both of these criteria. I styled this tabletop for a client’s Santa Fe house with Vastu principles in mind. The aesthetics of this arrangement of a silver bowl, woven reed basket, and book on a wood table is pleasing and uses this client’s existing home accessories. I rarely use dried plant materials in home decor, since they get dusty and crumble so easily, creating what can easily become stagnation energy. But here it worked, since the client enjoys using dried plants in her home and always keeps...
Vastu is our planet’s most ancient system of design and architecture from India’s Vedic tradition. Its guidelines are the laws of nature, and it honors the environment. It requires natural materials and beauty. I’ve been doing Vastu consultations for homes, businesses, and gardens in the US and internationally since 1999. For my first Vastu blog post, I thought a quick introduction to this sacred space design knowledge was the right way to start. My Vastu book Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in Harmony with Nature was published in 2007; it’s currently out of print while I choose a new publisher to keep this world wisdom tradition’s knowledge available. I include a PDF file of the full book with all its color illustrations and...
FINANCIAL PROSPERITY & CONSCIOUS LIFESTYLE TIPS: Vastu is a design system that offers practical tools for life. Here are some prosperity Vastu suggestions that will improve your situation, regardless of how good or bad it currently is: —One of the best things you can do to increase financial flow is to add water features in the northeast or north of your home, business, and garden. Pools, fountains, waterfalls, bird baths, even a bowl of fresh water with flowers floating in it makes things flow more smoothly. To avoid negative vibrational influence, don’t place water anywhere other than northeast or north. Water and tall trees should not be directly in front of (blocking) your main entrance. Keep the water clean, clear,...
As an artist and meditator, I’ve been fascinated with the art of India and Asia for decades. One of my favorite sources of creative inspiration (plus Jyotish remedy and Vastu rectification) is the archetypal image known as a yantra. "Yantra" literally means “tool” in Sanskrit. Yantras are Vedic sacred geometry, thousands of years old. Transcendence Design offers many yantras for Vastu and Jyotish support, both as individual yantras and as discounted yantra sets. We also have the latest expanded edition of the 28-page Yantra Guidebook created by Sherri and her colleagues. My favorite book on the topic is my friend Madhu Khanna’s Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity, a thorough and insightful well-illustrated study of these powerful archetypal icons that she also calls “power diagrams.” I learn...
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- Ayurveda Recommendations for a More Blissful, Healthy Life
- How to Let Go of a Home When It's Time to Move On
- Obstacles and Delay in Marriage: Remedies
- Sankalpa & Joy: Manifest & Magnetize
- Dharma, Living as Your True Self on Your True Path
- The Value of Being Yourself
- Create Beauty Around You: Design, Vastu, Art, & Sacred Space Services
- Longevity and Happiness from Plants and Vastu
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- Protect & Harmonize: Vastu Tips. Conscious Activism.
- A Little Healing Treat and Nature Immersion
- New Website, New Blog
- Misconceptions about Vastu
- Padmini Vidya Courses
- Altars, Shrines, Sacred Spaces
- NYC Vastu Consultations
- Vastu Courses: Study the Yoga of Design
- Fabulous Symbol Book Recommendations
- Vastu Tips for Learning and Focus
- Get Out of Your Own Way with Vastu
- Improving Air Quality and Happiness with Nature
- Le Corbusier and Vastu
- The Real Feng Shui
- Maha Purusha Yantra: Creating a Spiritual Center
- Sacred Sanskrit Healing Sound Recommendations
- Beauty and Natural Materials: Vastu Design
- Vastu, the Yoga of Design
- Financial Prosperity Tips from Vastu Expert Sherri Silverman
- Vedic Sacred Geometry: Recommendations to Learn about Yantras