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Kundalini Chakras: The Rainbow in You

Have you ever felt that certain colours effect you? Ever heard about the Kundalini chakras?

Do you have a lucky colour?

Is there a shirt which if you wear, the day turns from bad to worse?

Have you ever felt energized when you wear a particular colour dress?

You may find the reason if you said yes to the above questions right here in this article.

It was in our Reiki class that our master told us there was a Rainbow in each one of us. I couldn't wait to hear more.

He then told us about the energy centers in our body, the Seven Chakras. It is these energy centres that govern the functioning of the endocrine glands which in turn is responsible for the proper functioning of our body.

Each of the seven chakras has a particular colour associated with it. We get diseases when the energy of these chakras become imbalanced.

Together with the colour, there are also sounds associated with these Chakras. When you do the Chakra meditation you chant these sounds to awaken and energize these Chakras.

How to Get up Early?

The biggest question that troubles me is 'how to get up early in the morning?'

 All my life, I have battled with the lobby of early risers- a grouchy grandmother who threatened me with an early version of ‘ice-bucket’, a mother whose many mornings were spent in trying to wake up her ‘worthless’ kids and later on a husband who hated my addiction to the snooze button.

Who will understand the desperation for that extra few minutes under a cozy blanket during the so-called cool golden hour than those who have fought tooth and nail to achieve it? Who other than night owls will understand that the Golden hour is too close to their three am bedtime? Sadly None!
The early-risers-lobby out-number the Night owls in my family and extended family. The infamous night owls are disasters-in-the-making, a stain in their perfect world where the day begins even before the sun sets out on his daily run. Being a dedicated member of the night-owls-association, I faced maximum ridicule and was ostraci…

Who are friends? #ThankfulThursdays

"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves." -Edna Buchanan
We cannot choose the family we are born into, but we can choose this other family we can create. This wonderful group is called friends.
Today is Thursday and some of us bloggers dedicate this day to remember all things we are grateful for and we post the #ThankfulThurdays post to further the concept.
Did you know that gratitude is one of the most powerful emotion we can feel ?
Gratitude is said to be so wonderful that it helps in manifesting our heart's innermost desires.
In our rushed lives, we often forget to be grateful for the things that we have in our lives. It is when we eventually lose it that we become regretful that we didn't appreciate its value while it existed in our life. 
Let me list the friends you can be grateful for in this life.

1) Your neighborhood gang:

Yes, we all have that group of friends who were part of our lives since the time we were toddlers. We had our first fights, first adventure…

Stay Unfair and Beautiful in India

Stay Unfair and Beautiful!
Nandita Das made this unique statement during the 'dark is beautiful' campaign, a much-needed awareness campaign to boost the morales of the majority of the Indian population who are bogged under the pressure to conform to the norm of 'Fair and Lovely'. Being dark skinned in India is still considered as a kind of stigma. 

Despite the fact that we Indians come in a variety of skin tones ranging from whitish to darkest brown, dark-skinned people usually face discrimination based on their colour. Especially girls.
Fair skin is often associated with a genteel, upscale lifestyle and society, which is totally not true these days. 

Did you know that in ancient India, dark skin tone was revered? Lord Krishna, Rama, Draupadi, and Goddess Parvati were supposedly dark skinned.
Marco Polo, the famous traveler, and historian mentions this about India in his travelogue.
"For I assure you that the darkest man is here the most highly esteemed and considered b…

What Color Clothes Work Best for Dark Indian Skin?

Our clothes define us. We like wearing all colours of the rainbow. Yet, some colours suit us and others don't. How to pick clothes according to our skin colour?

This post will endeavor to answer those questions and also give you some tips to help you find colours that will suit you best.

We Indians come in all shades of brown. So what suits one might not suit another.

Check the Fitzpatrick scale which classifies the various skin types found in the world as depicted in the below picture. Majority of Indians, fall into medium, olive, brown and black skin types.

There are two methods used by designers around the world while they style their clients.

a) The colour wheel method

For using this technique, you need to be aware of the major color in your skin tone. Once you know which is the predominant color in your skin tone, you have to select colors which are nearer to that color.

For darker skin tones, red would be the major color in your tone. So shades that are nearer to the shade in the c…

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