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Wisdom of the Body

Jun 3, 2022

Listen to Michael Mastro, co-founder of Vastu Creations and the American Institute of Vastu, and North America’s leading expert on Vastu Shastra, or the Vedic science of buildings, talk with Heather about the importance of the design of the building you live and work in. He explains the spiritual science behind why you feel the way you do when you walk in a room, and how you can make small changes and improve your health, life, relationships, productivity and even your sleep! Understand why things in the environment affect you the way they do!


In the episode, Heather and Michael discuss:

  • The process of building a nest
  • Vastu: the science of buildings
  • Feng Shui vs. Vastu
  • How to work with the different energies in each direction in your house
  • The chance meeting in San Francisco with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles guru, which kicked off Michael’s study of vastu
  • How buildings can affect people’s lives
  • Finding out where energy is stuck and how to get it moving again
  • Why vastu aligns your energy with the solar energy from the east and the magnetic energy from the north
  • How to design for optimal sleep, and why not to put your headboard on a north wall
  • Where to sit in a room when you’re taking a test
  • What you can do about the reproductive energy in the southwest corner of the home
  • Why the size and shape of your house matters
  • The impact of electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) from the environment on your body
  • Proper materials to make a house with


Michael Mastro is North America's leading expert of Vastu Shastra. For over 40 years, Michael has used Vastu for his clients worldwide to align their homes and workspaces to optimize productivity, success and wellbeing. He designed and built the first Microsoft building and many buildings for The Boeing Company employing the principles of Vastu. Corporate clients include The World Bank, NASA, Oracle, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Amazon, Boing and Intel. Michael has been a teacher of yoga and meditation techniques since the early 1970's. Along with his wife, Robin, he has co-authored three award-winning books on Vastu: Altars of Power and Grace, The Way of Vastu, and Making Room for Mr. Right. Michael has presented Vastu at the United Nations and he has taught Vastu courses at the Chopra Center and Bastyr University. Michael also presented Vastu on the Doctor Oz Show and co-authored articles on the Doctor Oz Expert site and on Michael was named one of the Top 100 Trailblazers of Yoga and Ayurveda in the World by Spirituality and Health Magazine. 

Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she teaches the Regenerative Fertility Method to support future generations worldwide. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

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