Vastu shastra refers to the Indian art of placement. Vastu is a Sanskrit word and it means house of dwelling, and is in harmony with nature. Vastu shastra is an ancient principal of home management. It also means constructing or furnishing a house in such a manner so that it maintains a balance between the man and nature.
On the other hand, Feng Shui is an ancient art of Chinese art who gives idea of living in harmony with environment to lead lives of contentment and happiness. This also includes a strong, loving and harmonious relationship, as without this we are unlikely to be contended and happy.
Feng Shui v/s Vastu Shastra
Both Vastu and Feng Shui are practiced to remove obstructions for the flow of energy. This energy can create the harmony of environment. There is a prime difference between the both and that is Feng Shui is based on regional concerns that sandstorms, blows from the north and the position of the entrance of the home should not be acceptable but on the other hand Vastu Shastra favors the entrance of house in north and east.
Vastu Shastra is based on science since Feng Shui is based on local geographic considerations and traditions. Vastu and Feng Shui both comprises of five elements as Vastu uses earth, water, fire, air and space but Feng Shui comprises of wood and metal in place of earth and space. Vastu is proving more beneficial to man as compared to Feng Shui for personal use and benefits of clients.
The life energy in Vastu Shastra is referred to Vastu Purusha. The prime goal of Vastu Shastra is to bring a balance between internal and external world. Feng Shui promotes the idea of living in concord with the environment to attract prosperity and fortune.
Source by Dr John Anne