According to Colorstrology by Michelle Bernhardt, this month’s color is bud green, which is a vibrant and bright shade of green. This color “resonates with life’s riches” and “can be both physically and emotionally healing.”
If you live in a place where the seasons change, you are probably finding yourself smiling a lot more these days. The climate is getting warmer and plant life all around us is in full bloom. You may even feel more energized, hence the phrase “a spring in your step” may be beaming through you right now as the environment around you produces more oxygen. I’m sure it is not a surprise to you that the more green plant life you surround yourself with, the more rejuvenated you will feel.
The chakra or energy center that aligns with this color green is the heart chakra, the center of all the chakras. The physical location of this chakra is located in the center of the chest and rules over the heart, lungs and the thymus gland. The heart chakra also connects the lower and upper energy centers together and is responsible for our body’s immunity and vitality, as well as opening the heart to feel emotions of love and gratitude. The heart chakra is related to the AIR element and so it makes perfect sense that it is ruled by the breath, aka, prana.
When you consider healing from within, you already know that when you physically begin to break down or get sick, you must first look inside yourself and really examine what emotions or situations in your life that aren’t serving you mentally or physically. I once read a book called, “Your Body Speaks Your Mind” by Deb Shapiro which really puts this very notion into perspective.
Another important factor of vitality that should never be overlooked is your diet. How many green leafy vegetables do you eat a week? Do you eat them daily? How about algae? (Yes, that’s right, I said algae.) As it turns out blue-green algae like spirulina and chlorella have many health benefits and are considered to be a “superfood”. Some of the benefits are diabetes and cancer prevention as well as enhanced thyroid function and reduced fat absorption during digestion. Spirulina and chlorella are available in various forms that are not slimy and un-appetizing so you can add it to a lot of different foods. Below is a smoothie that I love. Make your own adjustments to taste.
Green Rejuvenate Smoothie:
- 1 Cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or for thicker smoothie, use Low-fat Organic Kefir)
- 1 Banana
- 1 Tablespoon of Spirulina
- 1 Tablespoon of Chlorella
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon or ginger (which ever one your palate prefers)
- *For additional protein, add 2 Tablespoons of Hemp Protein Powder
- Ice as needed
Blend together and enjoy!