Blue shades are both tranquil and electric. “The Blue Ray is one of the greatest antiseptics in the world,” stated Dr. Edwin Babbitt, in his classic, “The Principles of Light and Color.”
Blue is the “peace that surpasses all understanding,” being protective, benevolent, gentle, and cooling. It governs our higher psychic activities, insight, wisdom, and assists us in navigating deep changes. In blue we feel a resonant sense of unity and clarity. Blue relates to self-expression through speech and communication, and is the very essence of truth and purpose.
With the ability to sooth emotional conditions, promote meditation, invoke spiritual expansion, and relax the body, blues are the epitome of serenity.
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The T h r o a t Chakra
V i s h u d d h a
The fifth chakra, Vishuddha, is associated with the element ether, and is the first of the three spiritual chakras representative of higher truth. It governs the anatomical regions of the thyroid, parathyroid, jaw, neck, mouth, tongue, and larynx.
To remain open and aligned in the fifth chakra, one must always both listen and speak from a higher form of communication. Known as the center of purification, Vishuddha is where we are able to transform energy into our manifestations on the physical plane.
Sitting beneath the blue sky in open space, particularly in higher altitudes, is an ideal way to come to balance in this energy center.
Y O G A
Yogic postures that benefit the Vishuddha Chakra are Halasana (Plow Pose, as shown above), Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Chakrasana (Wheel Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose), Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulder Stand), and the Ujjayi Pranayama.
Pranayama is a yogic breathing technique, and there are many variations. Begin with Ujjayi. Concentrating on the throat, inhale and exhale deeply through the nose for 5-10 minutes while gently contracting the throat. The breath should sound slightly raspy, like that of the sound in deep sleep. Direct your attention completely to the sound of the breath in the throat. This way of breathing quietens the mind and balances the emotions.
H e a l i n g Blue Foods
To begin healing your blu energy center, begin by integrating into your diet blueberries, black currants, blackberries, plums, dragonfruit, kelp, kombu, barley, wheatgrass, seaweed, peppermint, chamomile, and drink lots of fluids like fresh water and herbal tea.
D i v i n g into B l u e
The eloquently vivid color of the oceans, the skies, and the cosmos, the serenest shade of our dreams.
How do you incorporate blue elements into your modern home and lifestyle?
Enjoy this Tunisian composition for peaceful, contemplative moments