Ever wonder why you just can't part with some old piece of clothing you've had far too long? It's probably because it evokes in you some emotion that's comforting and that you feel nurtured by!
Nature has provided us with a spectrum of beautiful colors to nurture both body and spirit. In the physical body, color has an effect on all body systems, affecting everything from blood pressure and body temperature to muscular activity and the immune system. The colors we choose supply a vital energy to our body and spirit, boosting our health, self esteem and energy; if we stop and listen to our intuition, we can all access our color therapy needs.
More noticeable to most people would be the effect of color on our emotions and moods. It's often not a conscious choice we make when we choose our clothing for the day, it's the "I feel like this today" part of ourselves that we let make this decision for us, and this unconscious decision-maker is choosing as much for the colors we need that day as for the style. And because we choose colors that are attuned to our own energy state, this may indicate behavioral tendencies. By being aware of color choices, they may be used to remedy an imbalance we are experiencing.
Color therapy and healing is not new to the 20th century; this art was used in ancient times in the healing temples of Egypt, India, Greece and China. To the ancient peoples, light and color had a spiritual quality that was a source of inspiration as well as healing. Many color therapists believe the colors of light influence the personality, nature and growth of the soul, and contribute to the energy field that surrounds each body. Each major color has particular qualities that feed both the body and spirit, and each color is related to energy centres, or chakras, of the body.
When you are viewing our garments and the fabric color choices, refer back to this page for information on the benefits of the colors you have chosen. And we hope that one of our garments will be in your wardrobe for a long time to provide comfort and nurturing!
Red has a stimulating action on the heart and circulatory system. It helps you feel strong and energetic and is associated with vitality and ambition. Red activates courage and self confidence, which makes things happen faster for you. You are grounded and have a passion for life. This is the color of the first chakra.
Pink is a mixture of red and white, and has a gentler action than red. It is emotionally soothing and calming. It lessens feelings of irritation and aggression. It lessens feelings of loneliness and discouragement and helps us feel less burdened and more nurturing.
Orange strengthens digestion and the immune system. It is a happy color, easing emotions and boosting self -esteem. It creates enthusiasm for life. Orange mixed with white creates tones of apricot and peach which are good for emotional exhaustion. Orange boosts your sensual circuits, and your creativity too. Balanced orange energy is joyfulness and sociability. This is the color of the second chakra.
Yellow strengthens the nervous system. It makes you more clear-headed and alert. It is a happy and uplifting color, allowing clear-thinking for decision making. Yellow enhances optimism, self esteem and the confidence to be the center of attention. It also enhances memory and logical thinking. This is the color of the third chakra.
Green helps to regulate circulation. It is the color of the heart, both physically and emotionally. It helps open the heart so we may be more empathetic to those around us. It is often a color we are drawn to when we are under emotional stress, because it promotes relaxation and calmness and soothes the emotions. Green colors enhance feelings of peace and harmony, healing the heart and regenerating your cells! Also supportive when you are searching for a new direction in life. This is the color of the fourth chakra.
Blue light has been shown to lower blood pressure, is anti-inflammatory, and has pain-relieving properties. Blue is very calming and cooling and is associated with a higher part of the brain. It promotes mental control, clear thinking and inspires creative thinking. Very dark blues help us connect to our intuitive and feminine side. Blue connects you to your inner truth enhancing communication and speech. Thru integrity and expressing inner truth, you become calm. This is the color of the fifth chakra.
Purples and violets have a purifying, antiseptic effect, and are physically cooling. They are also associated with a higher part of the brain, encouraging intuition and feelings of being more connected psychically. It is often worn for psychic protection. Purples and violets are connected with many of your higher senses i.e., sensitivity, spirituality, compassion and higher ideals. Like blue, these colors stimulate creativity and inspiration. Purple, the color of the higher mind, strengthens intuition and your ability to see things from a higher viewpoint. It can connect you to your unconscious self for personal growth. Violet energy nurtures spirituality and is transformative. Connecting you to spirit, it enhances wisdom and inner strength. Purple is the color of the sixth chakra, and violet is the color of the seventh chakra.
White is the color of pureness, protection and peace. It has a cleansing effect on the emotions and the spirit. It can create space to think, but too much white is too cooling and isolating.
Black is associated with the feminine nature of things, both comforting and protecting. It gives an air of mystery to the wearer. Overwearing of black can be too reserved and inhibiting. Mix with other colors! Gold, like yellow, isenergizing, mentally stimulating and is associated with power and abundance. It is associated with higher principles, wisdom and understanding.
Brown is a stabilizing color, helping you feel connected to the earth. It helps with being more nurturing and supportive. Too much brown though can decrease your feelings of self worth. Mix with other colors!