“Sleeping with your head pointing east makes you smarter and sleeping with your head pointing west makes you dull”. Your grandmother might have told you that several times. But what did she mean?
Earth’s magnetism is a very powerful force that silently pervades into everything we see around us. Magnetism is an unseen, but very tangible force, the effects of which were closely observed by Vastu and Ayurveda gurus. They realized the interplay of magnetism and life-sustaining electrical energies flowing through the body and understood the effect of the earth’s magnetic force on health and wellness.
Over time, their teachings have found the way into everyday life advice. So when your grandmother fusses over which direction you should be pointing your head in bed, listen to her. Here are three reasons why she is right.
Sattvic Frequencies Enter Through Brahmarandhra
During the initial hours of dawn, nature resonates with positive Sattvic frequencies which are beneficial for health. When you sleep with your head facing east, the frequencies enter your body through the crown of the head which is one of the ten Dasamdvara (ten doors) known as the Brahmarandhra. This aligns the fundamental energies in your body and keeps you healthy.
Easy on your heart
The heart, if you have observed, is placed closer to your head than the feet. That is because it easier to pump downwards than upwards when you standing upright. It’s the same case when you are asleep, it is more difficult for the heart to pump blood against the magnetic forces. So, when you sleep with your head to the east, the magnetic forces are in a perfect balance, it does not oppose the flow of blood, and lowers the burden on your heart.
Good for your brain
Sleeping with your head facing north can increase pressure on the blood vessels in your brain and lead to tiny hemorrhages, which dulls the brain. So when you sleep with your head facing east, there is no unnecessary pressure on the minute blood vessels in your brain. That prevents hemorrhage, especially in people with high blood pressure.