The sun’s energy is most nourishing when it is rising. East facing buildings bring the greatest benefits to the health and success of their occupants.
The human brain is sensitive to orientation, and responds positively to the influence of the rising sun. When one faces east, the brain physiology functions differently than when one is facing north, south, or west. This natural tendency of the brain to function with reference to direction follows the same laws of Maharishi Vedic architecture that guide the structuring dynamics of creation, underlying all individual and cosmic values that sustain order in the universe.
Maharishi Vastu homes are aligned with the cardinal directions to bring about auspicious influences such as good health, affluence, and fulfillment. Buildings with eastern entrances particularly bring about the most auspicious effects. Improperly oriented houses bring influences of fear, poverty, problems, lack of success, and chronic diseases. Medical and statistical studies validate the effects of orientation on our health and prosperity.
From eight possible directions (the four cardinal and the four diagonal directions), only two directions – east and north – produce wholly auspicious influences. This means that in every existing city on earth, at least 75% of the buildings have an inauspicious orientation, and contribute to ill health and all other problems in society. Such improper planning and construction must be corrected in order to improve our lives.