Our Wellbeing Expert, Sam Sargent, shares 3 simple ways to improve your health and happiness with colour.
I was scrolling through social media the other day, and noticed that a gorgeous friend of mine had posted a picture of a Mandala that she had coloured in. I didn’t really think much of it, other than how beautiful it was, as she’s the kind of friend who is always embracing her playful youth, irrespective of how many years go by. But then as the days passed, and my usual curiosity of picking up magazines, reading blogs, and receiving email newsletters from various sources of inspiration, I kept seeing more examples of adults sharing images of their colouring-in books. Fast forward a few more days and I read that a number one Amazon bestseller is 'Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book', which has sold more than 1.4 million copies worldwide and been translated into 22 languages.
I’ve always loved colour, and been intrigued by it, whether through my fashion choices, learning makeup artistry, being mindful to add a rainbow of foods to my everyday meals, or through applying the Aura-Soma two-tone coloured equilibrium bottles to my body, colour has been a constant fascination, and clearly I’m not the only one who has these sentiments.
Colour can have a profound effect on the wellbeing of your body, mind and being.
Following are three simple ways to integrate colour in your life to help bring about a more happy and healthy you.
1. Join the colouring-in movement
Break out the crayons! Colouring-in Mandalas – circular designs with concentric shapes – is a renowned relaxation tool used by psychologists and therapists throughout the world. Most people report that colouring-in helps to relieve stress due to the act of focusing on one simple action, a little like meditation.
2. Add colour to your daily food choices
Select from the rainbow of organic fruits and vegetables, such as brightly coloured tomatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, spinach and blueberries. Or when not in season, choose frozen berries such as Amazonia Organic Acai. Brightly coloured foods are packed full of antioxidants that help to improve the health of your body and mind.
3. Get out and about in nature
Take time to smell the roses! The natural world is our greatest source of wellbeing. Walk barefoot on the soil, breathe in the vibrant green of the trees and feel the sense of spaciousness and natural beauty that embraces your being. Head down to the beach, gaze out at the big blue and feel the flood of peace and tranquility that overflows your being.
Furthermore, if you would really like to do a deep dive in to the world of colour, the Aura-Soma Colour Care System can be extraordinarily supportive to the wellbeing of your body, mind and being. A colour therapy practice that has been around for over 30 years and been of aid to thousands of people throughout the world.
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