What you need to know about the power of purple

purple-roundup-socks There are seven chakras or energy centers located along the centerline of the body – starting with the first chakra at the base of the spine. Imagine these as spinning wheels letting the energy flow in, out and through the body. When one energy wheel gets stuck, due to a physical or emotional distress, our entire being can feel the affects of the dis-ease. Each chakra represents a specific mind/body connection. Since the holidays are a time of year when we are gathered with family in celebration, we’re paying close attention to the 7th Chakra or Crown Chakra. This specific energy center is located at the crown of the head and represents spirituality and pure bliss. It is not surprising that the 7th Chakra is symbolized by the color purple or violet because this hue has been known to evoke a calming and creative energy in those who see it and those who wear it.

How to balance the Crown Chakra

When the Crown Chakra is out of balance you might experience excessive thoughts, feel down or moody. Elevate yourself with exercises that help balance the 7th Chakra. A couple helpful exercises include, running, cardio and meditation as this allows the body and mind to focus on the breath. Fresh air and sunlight also increase the balance of energy in this Chakra.

Color therapy

While you’re meditating, practicing power yoga or going for a run outside, why not sport the color that stimulates a peaceful vibe. We found some of favorite purple gear and we can’t wait to make time for some purple color therapy. Toesox-purple-gear-roundup When you are balanced in your Crown Chakra, you will feel more connected to others, your spirituality and true bliss. What better gift to give yourself and others than that of peace. For more information on the chakras, check out Yoga Journal’s Beginner’s Guide to the 7 Chakras.