1. Introduction to going to sleeping with feet facing West
In this article on how to sleep well, we study the effect of sleeping with our feet facing the West direction. This study about how to sleep well is entirely from the spiritual perspective. It will help us take an educated decision about how to sleep well from the perspective of the direction of our feet when we sleep.
1.1 Spiritual research into how to sleep well – effect of sleeping with our feet facing West
Seekers of SSRF having advanced sixth sense or extrasensory perception (ESP) did spiritual research into different sleep positions. They sought to find out the effect of sleeping with our feet facing the West, and the best direction to sleep in. The Divine Knowledge that they received about the effect of sleeping with our feet facing the West, and the best direction to sleep in, was verified by His Holiness Dr. Athavale.
2. Spiritual effect of sleeping with the feet facing West
2.1 Benefit of the frequencies of Action of God
The frequencies of Action (kriyā-laharī) of God are aligned in the East-West direction. Their movement is in the space between these two directions. By sleeping with our feet facing West, we get higher benefit of these frequencies of Action of God. They give us strength to perform our actions.
2.2 Activation of the five vital energies in the body
Due to the transfer of the frequencies of Action in the body, the five vital energies situated at the level of the navel are activated. These five vital energies throw out the subtle excretory gases from the body through the medium of the sub-vital energies. This helps in the purification of the vital body (prāṇa-dēha) and the sheath of the vital energy body. This makes the person invigorated.
2.3 Benefit of the sattvik frequencies
At dawn sāttvik frequencies (apart from the above-mentioned) are transmitted from the East direction. These sattvik frequencies from the atmosphere enter our body easily from the Brahmarandhra (opening above the 7thKunḍalinī system) when we are sleeping with our feet facing West, as our head then faces East. The opening above the 7thKundalini chakra is the Sahasrār-chakra. By imbibing these sattvik frequencies we too become sattvik. Thus we begin the day with higher sāttvikā. Hence to begin the day on the highest positive note, we should sleep with our feet facing the West.
2.4 Clockwise motion of the body cycle
Apart from frequencies of Action of God and the sattvik frequencies at dawn, the pleasant sapta-tarang (lit. seven-ripple) frequencies come from the East direction. When we sleep with our head in the Eastward direction, we derive maximum benefit from the seven-ripple frequencies. Due to their influence our body cycle moves in the clockwise, i.e. desired direction. As a result, all body functions are optimised. The body cycle is the subtle intangible system of all gross and subtle body functions.
2.5 Relief from sleep-associated Raja-Tama particles
When we sleep with our feet facing the West, as our head is in the Eastward direction, 10% more seven-ripple frequencies are imbibed by the seven Kundalini chakras. As the chakras influenced by the seven-ripple frequencies move in the clockwise direction, the person gets benefit at a spiritual level. Hence one does not experience distress from the subtle basic Raja-Tama particles generated in the body due to the sleeping state. Thus one sleeps well.
3. In summary
From the above explanation we can see that from the perspective of how to sleep well, the East-West direction with the feet facing the West is the best direction to sleep in.