In order to detoxify from stress and excesses we can turn to the colour which, according to the Chinese people, is the symbol of immortality: blue. As we know, December is a month full of tasks and appointments: we start our rush for gifts, dinners with parents and friends are increasing in number and, often, we go too far with food and wine.
Despite its reputation for being a cold colour, blue has multiple characteristics that may help us during this season of the year. Actually, working like a natural sedative, blue has positive effects on both our body and soul.
At a psychological level, blue is of great help for relaxation. Meditating by visualizing images such as a clear sky or the deep sea allows us to find again our balance. Besides, blue has positive benefits for affection: it instills calm and serenity; and there’s not better time of the year to spend some pleasant moments in the company of our parents and friends.
Soaking in a blue light or staring at a blue-painted wall has healthy effects on our body as well. In effect, it calms down respiration and eases tensions: it’s really useful to alleviate cramp pain, but also for toothache and abdominal pains. Moreover, by resting sight, it relieves tired eyes.
What’s more, there’s another reason why blue is a really useful colour in this period of the year: his purifying value helps the liver to eliminate waste from the body and allows us to remedy the excesses at the table.
In conclusion, drinking a mallow decoction and staring at a painting by Klein will help us to enjoy the feast days and get prepared for the new year!