Chromotherapy is an age-old alternative wellness practice that connects specific colors to different moods and energies, which are otherwise known as chakras (we’ve got a beginner’s guide to the seven chakras, if you’re looking). This “color therapy” rests on the belief that each chakra is located in a specific part of the body, and thus affects the organs and biological systems found there. By exposing yourself to different colors, you can balance yourself out, whether that’s physically, emotionally, or mentally.
(Or maybe a combination of all three.)
According to Brit + Co, a new company called Rainbow Optx is spreading chromotherapy awareness and accessibility in a simple, chic way—by producing a variety of colored-lens sunnies that we already know and love. Apparently, boosting your mood is as easy as tossing on a pair of rose (or yellow, or indigo…) colored glasses. Keep reading to learn more about chromotherapy and how these colored lenses can both balance and boost your mood!
Apparently, the effects on our mood abound. As Brit + Co reports, certain colors are known for “offering feel-good results ranging from calming effects to increased openness to a cheerier mood.” It all depends on the color you're exposed to. Rainbow Optx offers ten different color options, which are all available in five different styles (wayfarer, round, heart, aviator, and cat eye, respectively). And each style costs just $30.
The website shares the chakra and mantra that each shade is associated with. Take blue, for instance; it’s associated with the throat chakra. The website says, “Blue is cooling to our system and it is relaxing. It is quieting to our energies. It can be used to awaken intuition and to ease loneliness.” Further than that, “It can also be used to awaken artistic expression and inspiration.”
To target communication, love, and compassion, choose aqua. If you need to “expand your consciousness and insight” reach for indigo. And pick up a yellow pair to bolster feelings of happiness and optimism.
Each pair retails for $30 with free shipping, so you can easily meet your perfect mood-boosting match. To get a more in-depth overview of all of the lens colors and the chakra, mantra, and emotion that they're associated with, check out the Rainbow Optx website.
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