Significant improvements in physical & mental health reported
Earlier this year, the international journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine published a comprehensive review of the research on the holistic benefits of living in dwellings designed in accord with the principles of Maharishi Vastu Architecture (MVA). MVA’s principles include the development of the architect’s consciousness, universal recommendations for building orientation, siting, and dimensions; placement of key functions; and occupants’ head direction when sleeping or performing tasks.
The published medical and health-related literature was systematically surveyed for research on factors related to isolated principles applied in MVA as well as on the complete system. Published research suggests that incorporating MVA principles into buildings correlates with significant improvements in occupants’ physical and mental health and quality of life: better sleep, greater happiness of children, and the experience of a heightened sense of security and reduced stress. The frequency of burglaries, a social determinant of health, also correlates.
Managing the Built Environment for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention with Maharishi Vastu Architecture: A Review Jon Lipman, AIA; Lee Fergusson, PhD; Anna Bonshek, PhD; Robert H. Schneider, MD, FACC
Global Advances in Health and Medicine Volume 11: 1–21
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