Saturday, October 5, 2013

What do you think of when you see this image?
Does it make you feel relaxed?
Maybe energized?
Did you know color can affect your mood.  Maybe you feel serene or inspired.  Blue is very calming.  It makes us think of the sky or the ocean.  The gold may make you think of the sun rising or setting.  The droplets of water may make you think of a gentle rain or a puddle of water.  All of the colors together may remind you of a rainbow.   Color is all around us and in us.  We all have energy centers in our body called Chakras.  Each center corresponds with a specific color.  The top of our head is violet, that is the Crown Chakra and has to do with higher self, spiritual wellbeing, wisdom, understanding and our Divine connection.  The Brow Chakra
(Third Eye) is dark indigo blue.  It relates to intuition, insight, imagination, and peace of mind.  The Throat Chakra is sky blue.  It is associated with creative expression of speech, peace, truth, communication and loyalty.  The Heart Chakra is green with pink as a secondary color.  It deals with unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, harmony and contentment.  The Solar Plexus Chakra is yellow.  It has to do with personal power, energy, laughter, warmth and self control.  The Naval Chakra is orange.  It is connected to giving and receiving emotions, desire, new ideas, health, family and surrender.  The Root or Base Chakra is red with black as a secondary color.  It deals with the material world/success, stability, security, grounding and individuality.  There are also powerful energy centers in the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet.  Many times when people have Reflexology, Reiki or Massage sessions they will actually see colors while their eyes are closed.  Being in that relaxed state helps them get in touch with these Chakra centers in their body.  The energy in various areas of the body is stimulated when receiving these treatments.  Maybe you or someone you know has had their aura read.  Maybe you've chosen to decorate a room based on the feeling you are trying to create.  Maybe you've even dressed in a certain color to create a specific mood or reaction.  It is said that if a Chakra is blocked something as simple as wearing the corresponding color, eating a food of that color or surrounding yourself in that color can actually help to open up that energy center.  Specific gem stones and minerals are also associated with these Chakras.  Consider wearing Blue Topaz for your Throat Chakra, or Rose Quartz to open your heart up.  Heart and Soul sells many loose stones like Amethyst and Rose Quartz.  We also have jewelry made of natural elements like stone and crystal.  We want to educate you about things that are connected to the body, mind and spirit.  We put a lot of thought and research into the services we offer and the items we sell.  In the near future we are hoping to bring on new services and educational talks.  If you would like additional information about any of our services, retail items or would like to participate in our yoga classes please visit our website or give us a call.  We are committed to offering things that will energize you, relax you, inspire you and inform you...