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Vaastu-dosha is a projected flaw or deficiency in the known characteristics of the eight directions. These directions have been endowed with qualities based on a classification sourced from the Panch -Mahabhutas.

Vaastu-dosha implies souring of qualities of the directions under consideration. In turn, Vaastu-dosha is closely associated with the Panch-Maha-Bhutas related qualities of human body, mind, and soul. Through 'Sadhana' or meditation, one can incorporate Panch-Maha-Bhutas related qualities of the directions in the human persona. On a microscopic level, these qualities can provide a shield emanating from the soul that can protect the person from ill effects of Vaastu doshas. This idea is particularly effective when human efforts found to be wanting on account of obstructions created by Vaastu-doshas need additional propellant.

Indian Darshanshastra and spiritual disciplines describe many a mediation practices or 'Sadhana' that can serve this very purpose. In this modem era, innovative meditation techniques, which are essentially offshoots of ancient practices, are gaining popularity. Although all these meditation techniques see salvation as the final goal, the virtues experienced by human mind and body vary according to the characteristics of the specific methods. These subtleties in qualities and characteristics can be utilized as a form of Yogic remedy on Vaastu-dosha.

The Panch-Mahabhutas concepts associate Vaastu-dosha with the four basic elements—Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jal), Fire (Tej), and Wind (Vayu). Since the fifth element, Ether (Akash), is the most subtle and fundamental 'MahaBhutas', it is said that 'one who wins control over 'Akash-tatva' is not affected by the ill effects of 'dosha' (deficiency) in the Prithvi, Jal, Tej, and Vayu elements.

The spiritual paths of enlightenment in a way focus on conquering the 'Akash-tatva'. As such, a personal shield against effects of Vaastu-dosha can be attained through spiritual regimens. The 'Siddha Purushas' or the 'Enlightened' are not touched by any kind of Vaastu-dosha. They conquer the mind and the 'self' and in the process cross the barriers of 'Mana' (mind), 'Pavan' (wind), and 'Gagan' (ether) to establish control over the dominions of Nature and God.

Once the mind is brought under control through 'Sadhana' (meditation), it frees itself from the shackles of space-time or in effect, from the influences of Vaastu-dosha. The present day ownership-flat culture cannot guarantee layouts designed as per Vaastu principles or provide amiable Vaastu domain. Despite a difficult Vaastu situation, a happy and contented life can be made possible through the Yogic and spiritual practices.

All types of Sadhana are powerful enough to transport the Mana (mind) to Gagan (ether). But, by correlating the self- evident virtues and direction related dosha (deficiency), certain Sadhanas have been prescribed to match with specific directional aspects.

Deficient Direction - Vidhi (Ritual) or Remedial

East - Arghyadan

South-east -Yagna-yag

South - Sudarshan Kriya

South & West - Reiki, Sun Worship Yoga

North-west - Pranayama

North - Vipasana

North-east - Soham Sadhana

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