What does the color of your mat say about you?
By: Amy Jo “AJ” Crowell, Publisher, Dallas Yoga Magazine
You may not think about the color when you buy a mat, but maybe you should consider the options more carefully. Colors have certain meanings and if we are setting intentions and practicing on the same mat regularly that means the color will most likely impact us on some level.
Next time you purchase a new mat and nowadays with the high cost of mats it’s extremely important to get the right one. That includes the right color for you. Ask yourself, what color makes me feel like I shine? What color do I choose more often in my everyday life? What color will I be comfortable, motivated and relaxed using regularly? You want your true self to be expressed in your mat. I realize choosing the right color mat may sound corny but have you ever purchased something then later decided you didn’t like the color and never used it? Don’t let this happen when you buy your yoga mat. Your heart, soul and sweat go into your yoga mat and you should love it.
What does the color of your mat tell about your personality?
RED: You are energetic, passionate and vivacious. You are the life of the party. Red is the Root Chakra for grounding. Mantra: I am connected with the energy of Mother Earth. My body, mind and spirit are grounded, centered and purified.
ORANGE: You are kind, caring, balanced and lively. You are unique and have lots of friends. Orange is the Sacral Chakra represented by relationships. Mantra: I love all dimensions of myself. I delight in weaving the creative tapestry that is my life.
YELLOW: You are happy, joyous and free. You light up a room with your energy, smile and positive attitude. Yellow is the Solar Plexus Chakra related to power and self-improvement. Mantra: My will and Divine will are One. I am connected to the abundant flow of the Universe and easily manifest my dreams.
GREEN: You are natural, tend to be more eco-friendly, smart, and feel youthful. You are a life-long learner who draws your dreams to yourself easily. Green is the heart chakra. Mantra: My heart is open to receive the energy of love. I radiate this essence. I walk my path with ease and grace.
BLUE: You are calm, honest and stable. You are rigorously honest and will not tell an untruth. You are not flamboyant or loud. Blues are liked by everyone and flow gracefully like a river of water. Blue is the Throat Chakra. Mantra: I am aligned with my highest truth and communicate this with love and honor. My words echo softly within the Universe.
PURPLE: Like an owl, you are wiser than most and have a spiritual side. You are classy, mystical, creative and artistic. The purple chakra is the third eye and relates to intuition. Mantra: My mind is open to new vision. I expand my awareness through my higher self.
PINK: You are often called a “sweetheart” because you are so nice. You connect with your inner child and you love to love and be loved. A pink yogi can’t resist hugging! Mantra: I am compassionate and loving with everyone I encounter. The Universe gives me my direction in life and shows me where I can be of the most service.
BLACK: You are considered a powerful person. You are snazzy and have an innate sense of style. You have deep insight and understanding of others. Black mat people tend to be at peace with outcomes and very resilient because of their strong faith. Mantra: The Universal power is my rock and I have complete faith in all areas of my life. I am strong, peaceful, calm and listen to my intuition.
BROWN: You are a genuine person who people trust and believe. You have a connection to the earth and are strong. Brown mat yogis are comfortable in their practice and with themselves. Often you are a good cook and you throw a great party! Mantra: I am comfortable in my own mind, body and spirit. I connect to Mother Earth and the Divine Consciousness easily and expand myself by listening. I walk in the sunlight of the spirit.