Chromotherapy: Breathing in Green

Soak up the rich, soothing color of life on Planet Earth. The natural wonder and fluidity of green reminds us of new beginnings, birth and expansion.

Breathe in deep jades and cool emeralds, marvel in serene sages and moss, revel in regal arrays of the forest. Green is a color of natural balance, fertility, vitality, prosperity, and abundance, and it possesses a simultaneously soothing and energizing influence upon both mind and body.

Le Printemps au Château de Chamarande, France
Le Printemps au Château de Chamarande, France
Photograph courtesy of Julien Formiol
Polignano a Mare, Italy
Polignano a Mare, Italy
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Ubud, Bali
Ubud, Bali
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Cascading Curls
Cascading Curls
Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
Photograph courtesy of Inhabitat
Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis
Photograph courtesy of Jamen Percy
Fresh Grass
Fresh Grass, South India
Photograph courtesy of Michael Gebicki
Temple IV, Tikal
Temple IV, Tikal
Photograph courtesy of National Geographic Travel
Lake Atitlan
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Photograph courtesy of Caitlin Tracy
Bamboo Forests of Kyoto
Arashiyama
Photograph courtesy of Incredible Pictures
Sari Winds
Sari Winds
Photograph courtesy of Wish Flowers
Resplendent Quetzal
Resplendent Quetzal
Photograph courtesy of Guatemala Tourism

THE  H E A R T  CHAKRA

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A N A H A T Aanahata

Artwork by Heather L. Crowley
Anahata, the heart center, translated from Sanskrit as “the unstruck sound.” It is our connection to unconditional love, harmony, sincerity, forgiveness, empathy, and compassion. Anahata is the bridge between the lower and upper chakras, merging the manifest with the spiritual. A balanced heart chakra gives you a feeling of infallible connectedness, and a will to love fiercely.

The element associated with Anahata chakra is Air. Visit visualizations of exploring space, feeling the infinite, and expanding into the sky. The heart center is the door to our inner temple, our soul, the eternal, transcendent part of ourselves.

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Image courtesy of Angelina Samadhi

 

H e a r t-m i n d e d  Foodsgreen-foods

The Anahata Chakra is connected to the thymus gland, and affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart, lungs, and breasts.

Green foods like kiwi, peas, zucchini, celery, pears, green apples, avocado, and leafy greens like spinach, kale, chard, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, and leaks are essential to complete a diet nurturing to your heart center.

 

Y O G A

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Chakrasana
Photograph courtesy of Ohm Sanith Yoga
Yogic postures that benefit the Anahata chakra are heart-openers such as Chakrasana (Wheel pose, pictured above), Bhujangasana (cobra pose), Viparita Virabhadrasana (reversed warrior), Ustrasana (camel pose),  and Anahatasana (heart melting pose, explored in Yin Yoga).  A daily yogic practice of postures, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and mindfulness, will lead to a fuller, more peaceful and connected lifestyle!

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L i v i n g  in Greenery

Modern Jungle
Modern Jungle
Photograph courtesy of Turbulences Deco
Food & Forest
Food & Forest
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Living Stairway
Living Stairway
Photograph courtesy of Architecture & Design
Soaking Near Sprouts
Soaking Near Sprouts
Photograph courtesy of Lushome
Midcentury Emerald
Midcentury Emerald
Photograph courtesy of Design Selections
Exotic Edge
Exotic Edge
Photograph courtesy of Vogue
Tree Swing
Tree Swing
Photograph courtesy of Who Living
Deep Turquoise
Deep Turquoise
Photograph courtesy of The Home Decor 123
House Plant Dreams
House Plant Dreams
Photograph courtesy of Justina Blakeney
Modern Boho
Modern Boho
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Cosmic Forest
Cosmic Forest
Photograph courtesy of Murals Wallpaper
Gilded Green
Gilded Green
Photograph courtesy of SF Girl by Bay
Foresty Fireplace
Forest Fireplace
Photograph courtesy of SF Girl by Bay
South Africa
South Africa
Photograph courtesy of Wootay
Green Dragon
Green Dragon
Photograph courtesy of Lily
Jungle Jade
Jungle Jade
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Eclectic Desert
Eclectic Desert
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Vivid Velvet
Vivid Velvet
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Submerged in Life
Submerged in Life
Photograph courtesy of Frame
Palace Halls
Palace Halls
Photograph courtesy of Fashion Squad
Princess of the Forest
Princess of the Forest
Photograph courtesy of Nous Decor
Lush Luxury
Lush Luxury
Photograph courtesy of Digs Digs
Jungalicious!
Jungalow Glow
Photograph courtesy of The Jungalow

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Powerful Patterns
Pleasant Patterns
Photograph courtesy of Justina Blakeney
Boho Minimalist
Boho Minimalist
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Rainforest Room
Rainforest Room
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Lantern Lit
Lantern Lit
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin
Emerald City
Emerald City
Photograph courtesy of Justina Blakeney
Jungalow Kitchen
Jungalow Kitchen
Photograph courtesy of Justina Blakeney
Quilted
Patches
Photograph courtesy of The Design Library
Electric Palms
Electric Palms
Photograph courtesy of Brit + Co
Emerald Velvet
Emerald Velvet
Photograph courtesy of Ave Styles
Modern Mosaic
Modern Mosaic
Photograph courtesy of Habitus Living
Forest Chaise
Forest Chaise
Photograph courtesy of Blog Lovin
Vintage Fronds
Vintage Fronds
Photograph courtesy of Urban Outfitters
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Leafy Accents
Leafy Accents
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Japanese Dining
Japanese Dining
Photograph courtesy of Futurist Architecture
Ben Bulben, Ireland
Ben Bulben, Ireland
Photograph courtesy of Jason Hawkes
The Beech Pontus, France
The Beech Pontus, France
Photograph courtesy of Dusky Wonder Site
Hobbit Home
Hobbit Home
Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Fern Forest
Ferns
Photograph courtesy of Flickr

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Dreaming in green, the natural flow of the forest in our homes and our hearts, we celebrate the color of vivid life on our planet.

How do you like to incorporate green into your home and your life?

 

Check out our articles on the effects of RedOrange, YellowBlue, and Violet!

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