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The power of colour for your yoga practice

by Ingrid Arnou June 30, 2020

The power of colour for your yoga practice

Finding your FLXBL colour with the five elements of Ayurveda

Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” - Wassily Kandinsky

The FLXBL mat is a versatile mat that gives you softness for your yin practice, grip for your vigorous ashtanga vinyasa class or clarity for your meditation. But which colour suits your soul? 

According to Ayurvedic teachings, there are energies of the five basic elements present in ourselves and the world around us: earth, water, fire, air, and space. These five elements represent different colors, that have different psychological effects on our body and mind. In yoga traditions, there are seven subtle elements located along the spine, that make up the body: chakras. These are also connected to color and are each responsible for regulating our physical health and emotional experience.

Understanding the functions of these energy points, together with the basic elements and their symbolic effects, can help you to connect with yourself and the world around you. Which element resonates with your personality and which colour creates a balanced environment for you to be attune with your body, mind and breath? 

TheVery Berry mat fits the earth element. The bright red radiates warmth and happiness. The colour red is the colour of passion, strength, courage, willpower, vibrance and determination. The earth element is associated with the first chakra, Muladhara, or root chakra, and is located at the base of your spine. This element is associated with grounding, security and stability. Choosing for Very Berry can bring you strength, resilience and an opportunity for transformation.

 

The Deep Petrolmat suits the water element. When the water element is balanced, you connect easily to others, feel calm and fluid. The color blue is associated with the fifth chakra, Vishuddha, or throat chakra, and is located in your throat. The colour of blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body, both calming and serene. By choosing Deep Petrol, you express yourself freely, adjust well to change, are confident and authentic.

 

TheBalancing Green mat represents the air element. The air element is associated with the fourth chakra, Anahata,or heart chakra, and is located at your sternum.This energy is associated with the color green. Green stands for positivity, balance, nature, freedom, and rebirth. it is the symbol of freshness and progress, because it gives us renewed energy and a sense of stability. When choosing for Balancing Green, you listen to your heart, are compassionate, positive and motivated. 

TheTrue Lavendermat is associated with the element of ether. The ether element has qualities of space, spirituality and consciousness and is expansive. The colour of purple is connected to the seventh chakra, Sahasrara, or crown chakra, and represents wisdom, devotion, intelligence and sensitivity. When True Lavender is the colour that suits you, you are connected to your intuitive knowledge, aware of your spiritual self and the truth that lies in the stillness between your thoughts. 

The Uplifting Orangemat is related to the element of fire. Orange is naturally optimistic and uplifting, boosting creativity. It also represents joy, prosperity and passion. The color orange is associated with the second chakra, Svadhisthana, or Sacral chakra, and is located about three inches below the navel. Energetically it rules enthusiasm, sensuality, emotions and joy. Choosing Uplifting Orange means you want to blossom to your live your full creative potential. 

Are you still not sure which colour suits you and your practice? Choosing different colours on different days, in accordance of what you need that day, is of course always a wonderful way of not having to choose between these lovely shades.



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Loving my new FLXBL mat

I just received my FLXBL Uplifting Orange Yoga Mat, and loving it so far!
In my practice at home, I use it on top of my regular yoga mat. I'm excited for the summer to come and to be able to take it outside with me!
Thanks FLXBL!

Heerlijke yogamat

Super Comfortabel en gemakkelijk voor op reis!
Hele fijne yogamat, ik gebruik deze als toplayer over een dikkere mat. Is ontzettend zacht en comfortabel.

Goede yoga mat, zacht en snel geleverd. Het is wel een beetje glad bij de handen maar met wat water prima op te lossen. De mat is wel zwaarder dan ik dacht. Ik gebruik het momenteel buiten (onderkant van de mat is prima voor buiten) maar het is een beetje onhandig om mee te nemen. Tip: Een touw of soort elastiek om de mat makkelijker te kunnen mee nemen zou handig zijn.

Beste Françoise, fijn dat de mat goed bevalt! :) De gladheid heeft te maken met kou en buiten/droge handen. Je moet goed opgewarmd zijn voor goede grip. Je hebt inderdaad de 'zwaardere' variant van ons gekregen, namelijk de 2mm ter promotie en dat is nog de oude collectie. Inmiddels hebben we de FLXBL geupgrade naar een lichtere versie van 1.5mm past net iets makkelijker in je tas. De kwaliteit is hetzelfde! Enjoy your practice!

Works like a charm!

I love my FLXBL yoga mat, I take it on holidays and weekends away. At home, I use it on top of my carpet for extra softness. Sometimes I have to spray the mat a bit to get some extra grip, but once you're sweaty from a workout, it works like a charm! Can't wait for the spring and summer weather: I'll bring my mat outside in the park to practice!

Prachtige, mega handige yogamat!

Ik ben helemaal verliefd op mijn flxbl yoga mat. Hij voelt zijdezacht en ziet er klassy uit. En ik heb hem al een paar maal meegenomen op korte tripjes en doordat hij zo dun is neemt hij nauwelijks plaats in in de valies. Ik ben er heel tevreden van!