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Psychology of colours for you and your child

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Did you know that each chakra of our body has a colour?

Have you ever wondered why the colour wheel never has the colour black?

As the famous Russian painter and art theorist, W. Kandinsky said, “Colour is a power which directly influences the soul”, we strongly believe that colours have a personality of their own and have the power to influence body, mind and soul. The world is full of multiple hues and each shade plays a role in our lives, irrespective of age and gender. The chakras which govern the human body also have 7 different colours, each associated with the well-being of body, mood and health. Hence, understanding colour and its usage make it important for human psychology and growth. It is also helpful in enhancing and stimulating the growth of a child.

 

Let us understand the science behind some commonly used colours and how can it help you and your children.

Red: The colour red signifies power and is one of the most stimulating shades. It represents aggression and passion. It must be very sparingly used with kids who are already very active. Since this is a very strong colour it must be balanced with white.

Blue: The colour blue is associated with peace and tranquillity. It represents trust and calmness. Hence it is widely used in the corporate world, especially in banks where the act of displaying trust in customers is needed. But too much of blue in any aspect of life can bring about coldness and isolation as blue also depicts loneliness and sadness. If you look at the colour blue it represents the throat chakra, so all the kids aspiring to learn singing, talking must wear a lot of blue.

Yellow: It is the healing colour, happy colour. How does it feel if the sun doesn’t show up? Gloomy isn’t it. It is the colour of life known to uplift mood and brings happiness.

Green: It is the colour of growth and prosperity, rebirth and abundance. People who like green are progressive, positive but every colour must be balanced well with the right combination. Darker options are not very good for kids.

Pink: Pink is the colour of love and romance. It depicts sentiments and youthful energy. A good colour for kids as long as the hue is kept light. Hence this is a very popular colour for the kids.

Brown: Brown is the colour of grounding. It is very organic and is not recommended for kids.

Black: Black is not a colour. Although it signifies power and confidence, it also depicts darkness and mystery. Ideally should be avoided for kids. When we google the image of a colour wheel, the image that pops up doesn’t show us the colour black. Do you know what does it mean? That BLACK is not a colour. It is the absence of colour. Black is always associated with mystery. It is known to evoke strong emotions.

White/off white/ivory is very calming and balancing colour. These shades can be used extensively in the absence of any colour. But remember, an excess of anything is bad. If someone wears only white or mostly white it has a very overpowering and disturbing effect.

Indigo: it is known to stimulate concentration and increase knowledge. Recommended in small proportion for kids.

Colours, when rightly used, can make a difference in one’s life. If parents are going through difficult times with their kids, they can change circumstances with the use of the right colour. Similarly, organizations and companies while creating their logos should carefully choose the colours because they do have the power to make or break your business.

Colour tips for kids


Lazy kid: Use orange/red. Balance it with light colours.
Aggressive kid: Use blue or green in the room
Lacks concentration: Use blue, violet, indigo and emerald.
Lacks appetite: Use Orange.

Age is definitely just a number – Aunty 72

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Has fitness been on your mind? Have you been giving yourself excuses? Are you continuously postponing exercising to tomorrow? Have you been looking for inspiration? If the answer to all of this is yes, then you must read about Aunty 72.

Who is Aunty 72? She is a young 74-year-old marathoner who set a record of completing 500kms in 100 days when she was only 72 years old in 2017. Born as Primala Hingorani a.k.a  Aunty72 (now Aunty72+2), she is an inspiration for every person irrespective of age and gender.

Primala is a sports, health and fitness enthusiast who has been running 3kms every day without a break. She has a rigorous fitness regime comprising of walking, jogging, aerobics, dance and swimming. She begins her day with aerobics and follows it up with walking and dancing. A mother of three, Aunty 72 started running marathons in 2004 and since then has been a constant source of motivation to many. She has been featured across platforms including Google, YouTube, Mid-Day, Better India, DNA, Radio to name a few. She was invited by the Aditya Birla Group for their series titled Beyhad Zindagi and has also spoken at TEDx Bangalore. Her list of awards and felicitations is long but what inspires is her zest towards fitness. She has also been listed among top 5 Amazing Indians who Inspire.

Apart from exercising, Primala is also attached to NGOs and social initiatives, actively contributing to social causes. She teaches underprivileged children, is a part of Asha Kiran Charitable Trust, Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, Beaches Cleanathon, River project and many others. She believes that leaving a career is not always a bad choice. With multiple options available today, determined people always get an opportunity. A believer in destiny, Aunty 72+2’s favourite quote is ‘every living being from Ant to Elephant has to face problems in their life span. And she decided to deal with everything with a smile on her face.

Tarot cards

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Tarot cards have been used for centuries to forecast what lies ahead for you. Shambhavi has forecasted the monthly details for 2019. Read on to find what the year has for you.

♈ Aries (March 20 to April 19)

The year gone by has left many anxious moments. The new year is a reassurance of hope, that all will be well. 2019 will be the year of change, in all aspects of life. You will witness a change which may be difficult to adapt initially. But if you stand tall and withstand the odds, then rewards are huge. So keep walking and stay positive. It’s a good time to start a new venture and /or new business. Financially it will be a rewarding year. Think well before you invest yourself in anything. Judgement is the key, don’t doubt your capabilities.

♉ Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Taurians will have to watch out their rash behaviour, decision, words and random plans. Be careful of your circle and who you want to trust and how much. Make all the big plans carefully. There is a possibility of theft, deceit and lies. However, this is also the year for all Taurians to make money, invest well. New associations will come your way. Value those who have stood by you. You must watch your back but otherwise, the year is good where you shall redeem rewards for the hard work you put in. Watchfulness is the key.

♊ *Gemini (May 21 to June 20)*

Prosperity and abundance defines you in 2019 and will be a year of wealth and good health for you. This is a year to plan family, start something new. For all the ladies wanting to start something new, this is the year. You will chalk out new plans that could lead to the pot of gold. Act fast and think even faster as this year is a game changer for you. Success is key.

♋ *Cancer (June 21 to July 22)*

If you are into business, then the hard work you put in will yield unexpected returns. You may also consider starting something new if that is what has been on your mind. Wealth shall grace you most abundantly in 2019. This is a good year for those in a relationship, waiting to get married or wanting to start a family. This year, one must look at saving finances and be watchful of the expenses.

♌ *Leo (July 23 to August 22)*

The Leo ladies are in a strong position to hold and manifest a position. All you need to do is believe in yourself and can create magic because you have all that is needed to succeed. A new venture is about to take shape and this shall shape your life for good. During the year, new associations will be fruitful. New Association is the key.

♍ *Virgo (August 23 to September 22)*

This is going to be a mixed year for the Virgos. They shall accomplish the impossible this year through hard work and dedication. 2019 marks a huge achievement for you. You are about to finish a big project, assignment or such other feat. Keep up the good work and enjoy the rewards that come with success. While the focus is on success and achievements, be careful not to get sucked into any illogical discussion and fight.

♎ *Libra (September 23 to October 22)*

The balance needs to come in your life, Librans need to strike the cord of harmony between personal affairs and public affairs. This year is the year of choices but move ahead with caution. You are where you are because of your choices and so will be in the future. If you are confused between two ends and from where I see it, they seem to be tearing you down, then make a quick decision and pick your side. The right choice can bring great joy. Watch your health, knee, lower back, shoulder.

♏ *Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)*

The Scorpio lady will sit planted well in her line of work – promotion, pay hike, change of job, new venture is all on the cards. Your career is going to be the talk of the year.

2019 sees you accomplishing great tasks and achieving recognition and rewards. People who have let you down in 2018, may stand aloof. Let them be. A senior person, mostly a man will liaison with you to help you get up there. Thinking well is the key.

♐ *Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)*

This year brings to you more than you expect, wealth and good health will grace you. You will walk away with unexpected sums of money or opportunities that lead to more money. There is a small amount of wait also seen. You may also start a new setup and if are involved in one, then it’s likely to grow manifold. If you have been expecting romance, it’s on its way. Watch your health, stress and back issues will give disturbed sleep. Sleeping well is the key.

♑ *Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)*

2019 will be a year of break, relaxation and a year where you take things easy.

You may decide to take a break and rejuvenate yourself. This may be for reasons of health or pure breather. Also you will choose to end an arrangement that didn’t go all that well. You did your best and this year may be the time to let go of something that fails to yield returns. Watch your speech, as its going to be very sharp and hurtful. Balance is the key, wear white to keep cool. February onwards times will be good for you.

♒ *Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)*

If you have been yearning for an opportunity to go overseas and settle down, then this is the year. You will achieve conquest over all odds. This year is a year of success, accomplishments and victory. You have won the battle and won it single-handedly. Something huge and rewarding shall manifest as part of your hard work and sincere efforts.

♓ *Pisces (February 19 to March 20)*

You will be restless in the first four months of 2019 and it is the year of swift and progressive changes. You will make some decisions and act fast to render the desired outcome. Your moves are right and so are your actions and therefore success is guaranteed. You will undertake extensive travel and continue to expand your vision.