I was researching something completely different (how to do a lions breath pose) when I came across a really interesting article on how the color of your yoga mat;
A) affects your mood and
B) revels your personality
We all have colors that we naturally gravitate towards. Mine are pink and purple (unless we are talking about clothing and then it’s basic and black). I currently have yoga mats in both of my preferred colors. Although to keep this post somewhat scientific I chose a purple yoga mat because Lululemon don’t currently make the 3mm version of The Mat in pink, so I had to choose between purple, dark green and black. Pretty easy decision for me to select purple, after all it’s kind of a dark pink. 😉
Here is what my penchant for pink says about me;
Pink mat practitioners are sweet, romantic, and idealistic. They are closely in touch with and celebrate their inner child. These are caring, tender people who want to love and be loved. Hugging a Pink is like being wrapped in a fuzzy, snuggly, flowery blanket.
Traditional Yama: Daya — Compassion.
Poses: Hanumanasana (Monkey), Purvottanasana (Upward Plank), and Balasana (Child’s).
“Like being wrapped in a fuzzy, snuggly, flowery blanket” – that part made my heart sing! And honestly? I’m totally a hugger! I knew there was a reason I never outgrew my penchant for pink. 😉
Then I guess we should move onto purple (which incidentally is also Miss Isabelle’s second fave color – behind pink (obiously)).
People mat people are sophisticated, mysterious, and wise. They embody the grace of royalty. Purples are creative, artistic, + spiritual. Their color is the hue of meditation.
Niyama: Svadhyaya — Self-Study.
Poses: Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance/King Dancer), Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2, and Padmasana (Lotus).
Chakra: Third Eye/Brow – Intuition, Clarity, + Consciousness.
Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 is one of my all time favorite poses! There just might be something in this!
If you want to read what your preferred color says about you head over to Y is for Yogini and read the full article. It’s rather eye opening. 😉
Till next time