Feng Shui? Forget it. Vaastu Shastra is Now Attracting Followers

November 21, 2007

Author: Nancy Davis Kho

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


An ancient design philosophy from the East that stresses achieving harmony between home and body is finding its way into the United States.

Feng shui? That's been done. Bay Area, get ready for vaastu shastra.

A design framework that comes from ancient Indian Hindu scriptures, vaastu at its heart is the belief that one's environment is a physical extension of the body, and that home design can affect a person's health.

"Vaastu is a science, not an art, religion or philosophy," says Liz Jan, a home designer who recently moved from San Francisco to New Mexico to deepen her study of vaastu.