Friday, February 26, 2010

Natural Magic

All things are made up of energy and in return everything reacts to it. Colors correspond to sound and light. Subconsciously we are drawn to certain colors that we need to reach balance and healing. This can be colors that we call our “favorites”, colors we like to wear, colors we paint our homes, or the color of your favorite food. At the same time color plays a part in our health, our emotions, and our wellbeing.

Numerous studies have been done to prove the theory that color has a strong affect on us. Classrooms painted blue calmed disruptive and aggressive children. The Johns Hopkins Medical University in Baltimore, found that surrounding overweight patients with pink suppressed the appetite and stopped stress related snacking. Violent prisoners who were placed in pink cells were dramatically calmer. And that’s not all. There have been many more studies which have proved the theory.

You can easily apply the benefits the color spectrum by wearing certain colors in your wardrobe. Change them to fit your day, what you want to achieve, and how you want to feel.

Wearing blue helps us feel calm. It also enhances communication between people. And believe it or not, when you wear blue it lowers the blood pressure. This would be a great color to wear when you have an important meeting that has you feeling nervous about. It’s also a good choice if you are going to be dealing with someone who is less than cooperative. When going to a job interview blue is the best color to wear. It gives the impression that you are confident, professional and competent.

Blacks And Grays
Wearing any of these colors can cause some people to feel depressed. That is the very reason people wear black to funerals. It’s a color of sadness and mourning. If you are one of these people its best to stay away from these shades as much as possible. On the other hand these dark colors do have an advantage. Blacks and grays can also give us self-confidence.

Green shades tend to have a soothing quality. It gives us a sense of harmony. Greens relax the mind, body, and spirit. Anyone who suffers from depression, anxiety, or nervousness should wear this color often. This is a good color choice when you want to relax and enjoy your vacation or to de-stress over the weekend.

Orange is high energy and because of this some people find it hard to wear. People who are dieting should avoid this color altogether since it stimulates the appetite. It transfers to us a feeling of fun, excitement, and playfulness, a sort of child-like nature. Because of this it should be worn sparingly because too much playfulness can make us lose track of responsibility and stay on track. This would be an ideal color for a child who finds it hard to make friends.

Pink makes us compassionate and gives us an open heart. This is a great color for both males and females. Wearing pink makes us more able to feel connected to someone. For those on a diet pink should be worn often since it helps curb the appetite. For those that suffer from muscle tightness, tension, and stress pink clothing helps improve these irritations.

Purple is one of the colors that will not blend well with business. It gives the impression that you want attention, which is not good in the workplace. On the other hand this is a good color when you want to pamper yourself. People who suffer from migraines will find relief by wearing any shade of purple.

Red is a color of power. It helps us feel confident and energized. Those that have low self esteem and lack self confidence will find that red will give them a needed boost. Wearing red after a hard days work will give you a boost of energy to spend with the family or to tackle a project that can’t wait. Be careful with this color since wearing too much of it can make you intimidating to others. This is another color that dieters should be aware of since red increases the appetite.

Yellow helps us to feel cheerful and happy. This color will lift the spirits and helps to bring mental clarity. This is the perfect color to wear when you have to sort though problems or solve an important issue. People who suffer from depression will find yellow very helpful. Anyone who is studying, taking exams, or needing to learn something new should wear yellow since its known to improve the memory. Again dieters, watch out for this color since it does stimulate the appetite.

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