For centuries, it has been said that various colors can impact and enlighten mood and spirituality. These ancient traditions suggest that certain colors correspond to certain parts of the body. If you have ever taken a yoga class, your instructor has likely referenced the chakras. Chakras are energy centers within the body. Ancient traditions suggest that there are seven chakras and each corresponds to one of the seven colors of the rainbow. Red is believed to be associated with the root or spine.
Red is a vibrant, powerful, striking color. In ancient Chinese feng shui, red is the color of passion. I believe that a little red can go a long way. Explore these simple ways of incorporating red into your life.
Red is commonly viewed as a sexy color. Check out the lingerie section at Victoria Secret or Macy’s intimates; a lot of lingerie is red. Flaunt this bold color proudly on your next date and exude confidence. Use red attire as a catalyst to accelerate romantic sparks. After all, what color was the apple that Eve used to tempt Adam?
Dress (Red) for Success
Got a big job interview coming up? If you want to feel confident and powerful, wear red. Nothing says ‘I’ve got this’ like red. Interviewers will be impressed with your self-awareness and polished look. Not comfortable with a red jacket? Try a red cami, tie, or a small piece of red jewelry. Be careful not to wear too much red; you don’t want to intimidate or blind your interviewer.
Make Your Mark Red
Red is charismatic, bold, and persuasive. Whether you are making a sales pitch to a client or trying to persuade your boss into trying something new, a single red prop can help get your point across. Be more convincing by utilizing a red report cover, file folder, or easel background. Incorporate some red into a power point presentation.
Make a Red Peace Offering
Red is one of three colors in the American flag. In fact, red is a predominant color in flags around the world. It signifies blood shed and bravery. It takes bravery to own up to your mistakes. If you need an apology gift, make it a red one. Red roses and apologies go hand-in-hand. Apologies must come from the heart; coincidentally, arterial blood is red.
Ridicule the use of color healing if you want, but never underestimate the influence of red. Ever used Redbox? Marilyn Monroe’s unforgettable white dress moment was made complete with her pouty, red lips. Judy Garland stole the big screen in her ruby red slippers. A powerful adage- “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.” Add a little bit of red to your life and associate this powerful color with vitality!