Vastu is the scientific study of directions, which aims at utilizing the natural energies for the benefit of humans, by creating a balance between man and material. As a science, it extracts the positive energy from the natural elements of the universe – the panchbhootas, namely, earth, water, air, sun and sky. It all these five elements, for creating a congenial setting or a place to live or work in, in most the scientific way, exploiting the benefits bestowed by the five basic elements.
Vaastu is a science of balancing building with the laws of nature. A Vaastu friendly or nature friendly building is perfectly balanced with nature. Vaastu is known as Sthapatya Veda or the Science of architecture. In the ancient period, Vaastu and architecture were one. Vaastu is in fact an architectural science which focuses on designing building considering the latitude, longitude and altitude of the place, climatology, land, location, subtle energies around and psychology of occupants. In other words Vaastu can also be described as – collection of experiences and expertise of thousand of years of our ancestors on the relationship between building, nature and their effects.