It seems adult coloring books are everywhere this year! Did you know that 10 out of 20 books on the bestseller list are currently coloring books? Who would have thought we could find such bliss in such a simple, yet unique form of expression.
Due to coloring’s health and happiness benefits, it’s no surprise the trend is taking over. In our recent blog post: Scientists Discover The Secret To Happiness: Adult Coloring Books, Glenn gave us a glimpse into the positive psychological elements of the art.
Now that we know the act of coloring has capabilities to reduce stress, let’s take a deeper look. The field, color psychology, is devoted to analyzing the emotional and behavioral effects produced by colors and color combinations. How does each color make you feel? Do you connect with certain colors?
Yoga and meditation enthusiasts are probably already familiar with Chakras. For those who aren’t, the study of chakras is traced back to ancient Hindu studies. Chakras are associated with the seven centers of the human body where each center is associated with a color related to the general function or characteristics of the center.
The choice of color is a reflection of our emotions, and possibly the language expressed in adult coloring. Do you emotionally connect with certain colors? Most adults may not realize the subconscious connection between emotion and color. The act of coloring provides a mirror of our emotions. Pick up an adult coloring book today and connect the colors of your world.
Color is a universal language – it is simple and at the same time very profound.
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