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Scientifically North is having Magnetic attraction, so it is better to avoid keeping our Head / Brain towards the Pole's attraction. This may disturb our 6th sense. Religiously South is the direction allotted for Guru Dakshinaamoorti and Ancestors (Pitri). So it will be disrespectful keeping our legs towards them. Thus by keeping our head towards South and feet towards North, we shall be blessed by our Ancestors and we will save our 6th sense too.
Scientific American states that strong magnetic fields of about 2Tesla, 30,000 times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field slows the brain response down by 30%. The Pharaohs were buried with their heads to the North and feet to the South as evidenced by their sarcophagi. There are also customs in India that associate lying the dead with his head to the North and feet to the South.
Also in India (Karm Bhoomi) it is advised to sleep only in the night hours,
in the absence of the Sun or otherwise the Sun will be in the West in the night
hours for India and so better to keep our head towards West at night hours
and should get wake up from the bed in the early morning before the Sun rises.
Our feet should not face Sun. That's it.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 8/9/09
Updated on 06/14/12