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Make Room for Peace and Serenity
An essential part of any vastu living home is a zone of tranquility. In a Hindu home, this zone would be a puja (prayer) room. Our zone of tranquility is a place where we can quiet down and our body can relax, where we try to forget our stress and anxiety and negativity. This is a space where human-made problems are left behind like a wet umbrella at the door. If you have the space to devote a whole room to the tranquility zone, you might want to create a personal shrine for it, some focal point to honor a deity or someone who for you symbolizes compassion, love, and inner calm. Your zone of tranquility should be a place where you can shut the door and meditate, do yoga, or just concentrate on rhythmic breathing.

If you do not have the space to allocate an entire room or a fair-sized area in a wall-less space to a zone of tranquility, you can set up a zone within a quadrant or set up a couple of quiet places in other rooms. A zone of tranquility can celebrate an aspect of nature or a source of inspiration that becomes the focus for your eyes at the start of meditation. It can be a rocking chair placed near a window with a view of the sunrise or a graceful tree by a pond. It can be an easy chair by a side table with a small collection of seashells found on the shore or special stones carried back from a hike or trek. If your home is limited to one small room, you can just take a mat or a towel and unroll it to create a temporary designated zone of tranquility, near a special photo or special hanging on the wall.

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