The Basics of each Construction
Vastu Shastra is the scientific study of directions, which aims at creating equilibrium by balancing the different elements of nature and using them for the benefit of humans. It combines all the five elements of nature. And balance them with the man and the material. Vastu Shastra is creating a congenial settings or a place to live or work, in most scientific way taking advantages of the benefits bestowed by the five elements called "Paanchbhootas" of the nature thereby paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment. Everything should be done according to Vastu principle since Vastu is not merely a word but it is a SCIENCE and a bridge between man and nature.
Earth represents stability and balance and dominates centre and diagonal directions. In balanced state, it induces stability and a feeling of peace and harmony. for eg-Since earth is connected to all five senses of the human body, sleeping with the head towards the south helps us to draw maximum positive energy from the cosmos.
Water is associated with conception of new ideas, thoughts, healing energy, restoration of health. Water dominates the North direction in buildings.In balanced state, it induces a spiritual and philosophical attitude to life. For eg-placement of water sources like wells, water tanks in the North direction gives maximum advantage. .
Air represents growth and is associated with movement, joy and happiness. Air dominates the East direction. In balanced state, it induces courage and perseverance to achieve your goals. For eg-placement of doors, windows etc should be in the East or Northeast direction to get maximum benefit.
Fire is the driving force behind all life processes and South is the direction of fire. In balanced state, it induces power, confidence, fame recognition and money. For eg-geysers, fireplace and kitchen in the South/South east direction would provide maximum benefits.
Space represents expansion, enhancement and dominates the Western direction. In balanced state, it induces knowledge and awareness to understand new and creative ideas. For eg- the Brahmasthan or the central portion should be built in such a way that light enters its centre and it should always be kept open.