1. Introduction to sleeping in bed facing North-South (feet facing South)
In this article series about sāttvik living pertaining to various aspects of how to sleep well, we are looking at various parameters of how to sleep well. In this article we will study the effect of sleeping with our feet facing South. This study into how to sleep well is entirely from the spiritual perspective. It will help us make 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 the South
The effect of sleeping with our feet facing South from the perspective of how to sleep well was investigated at a spiritual level by seekers of SSRF with advanced sixth sense or extrasensory perception (ESP). The Divine Knowledge that they received was verified by H. H. Dr. Athavale.
2. Spiritual effect of sleeping with feet facing South
2.1 Increase in activity of the downward and tiryak frequencies
There are various frequencies inherently present in the atmosphere. Their presence and flow is predominant in certain directions. When our body is aligned with the direction of their flow we enter their field and are influenced more than when we are not in their field. Among these frequencies are two types of distressing or negative frequencies. One type of frequencies are the downward flowing frequencies that go towards the Hell region (Pātāl) and the other are a type of frequencies known as the tiryak frequencies. Tiryak literally means skewed. As these frequencies are skewed, they cause distress. Both these frequencies move in the southern direction. Hence the southern direction is charged with these negative frequencies.
When we sleep with our feet facing South, our body is most exposed to the activity of the downward frequencies and the tiryak frequencies. This increases the activity of the subtle basic Raja-Tama particles both inside and outside the body. This increased activity of the subtle basic Raja-Tama component aids the activity of ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies etc.). Consequently, we face an increased risk of being affected or possessed by ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies etc.).
2.2 Increased flow of vibrations from the region of death and the region of Hell
The southern direction is also associated with the region of death (Yamalok), the subtle basic Raja-Tama frequencies and distress. When we sleep with our feet facing South, the vibrations from the region of death and the region of Hell join together.
Due to this we attract subtle basic Raja-Tama frequencies and ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies etc.). Consequently, as a result of the combined effect of the above when we sleep with our feet facing South, we can suffer distress in the form of difficulty in falling asleep, nightmares, feeling scared while sleeping or waking up in fear.
3. In summary
Thus from the perspective of how to sleep well, it is important to take into account the direction of our bed when planning the layout of the house. Even when we are camping outside or in hotels or in someone else’s house, it is best to take care that we do not sleep in the North-South direction (especially with our feet facing South).
In the following articles in this series on how to sleep well, we will consider the effect of sleeping with our feet facing other directions.