Decorating with the colors of chakras

Chakra colors and its significance

Chakra colors reflect different frequencies of light and energy associated with each energy center. By decorating your meditation room or corner, you can be inspired by the chakras colors.

Red chakra color: Red is the color of the root chakra, which is situated at the base of the spine and is chakra vibrating at the lowest frequency, i.e., the slowest of our seven chakras. Red chakra color symbolizes safety, survival, the physical body is linked to the earth.
Hot or cold, you can use the pad inside the waistband as a point heaters for stomach or back end or as soothing pressure over eyelids without being heated or cooled.

Orange is the color of the sacral chakra, located about three finger widths below the navel and have significant feelings, creativity, sexuality, flow linked to water.
A larger cylinder pillow / yogabolster 60 cm long and 20 cm in diameter. Use as a meditation cushion, for neck or knee. The muscles of the pelvis and spine relaxes easier when the knees are slightly bent with a cylinder cushion support, use when you are lying in bed or on the floor.
Located above the navel we find the Solar Plexus Chakra represented by the color yellow symbolizes mental activities, intellect and personal power.

Green is the color of the heart chakra and is connected with love, inclusion and compassion.
Soft meditation mat (zabuton)

The color of the throat chakra is blue and symbolizes self-expression, the expression of truth, creative expression and communication.
A bean-shaped meditation cushion suitable for the lotus and half-lotus position. The cushion indentation provides space for the heel, it also provides support for the upper thighs.

In between the eyebrows, we find the third eye, which has the color purple (or deep indigo blue) and awakens intuition and inner wisdom.

White is the color of the crown chakra, located at the top of the head and symbolizes the universal connection of spirituality, consciousness.

The colors are not necessarily a given, set point, but rather reflects the activity of energy centers and their frequency or vibration.

Take a look around you and begin to associate the colors you see with the importance of chakras colors. By decorate consciously, you can give your meditation deeper meaning and insight into your experience.

Healthy Green Christmas

What is a healthy Christmas?

I think it is when we can reflect, appreciate each other, give and receive. Can we give each other gifts that encourage us to become a better version of ourselves? Perhaps the gift of wisdom, kindness and appreciation?

It is exciting with wrapped gifts. But maybe we need to add a pinch of balance to it? Consider arranging a Christmas game, where each participants buy a gift which you then compete to get by throwing dice or you can make a tournament with different games and charades, for example.

Use our promotion code "jul16" to get 15% discount from 25.11.2016 - 27.11.2016 on our healthy and organic Christmas gift tips!
heat pad, Yogabolster, eye pillow in heart shape, heat wraps, meditation cushion, meditation mat, travel collar and buckwheat pillow.
Maybe we can buy one Christmas gift and then invest in crowd-fund projects or in each others project? What if we asked each other to talk about the challenges we're dealing with right now? Then we could share our own experiences and thoughts.

What traditions do you think is fine to keep and what new can create a little better world? A better world can start with you, because if you feel a little better, it will lift up all people around you!

Yoga for eyes

Relaxation exercises for the eyes

Palms Exercise
Eye pillow from Nyttadesign

Sit comfortably, close your eyes and place your palms over your eyes. Let it be completely dark. Breathe slowly and deliberately for one or two minutes.
After that, you slowly remove your hands and open your eyes again.
Do you have puffy eyes, you can add an eye pillow in the freezer for one hour before and do like the picture.

Four directions exercise
Sit comfortably and keep your head straight. Then, look as far as you can in all four directions in two or three seconds: up, down, left and then right. Repeat three times. Note: move only the eyes and not on the head.
Organic eye pillow filled with grape seeds

Eye Hole Massage
A gentle massage is very relaxing for the eyes. Massage the area below the eyebrows with the top of your thumbs in circular movements - from the bridge of the nose to the outer edges of the eyelids.

Relaxing eyes exercise
Sit up straight and stretch one arm in front of your nose with the thumb pointing upwards. Now choose five objects: tip of the nose, your outstretched arm, your thumb and two additional objects that are further away in the room. View all of the items in turn. Rest your eyes on any object for a few breaths. Finally, use both eyes and let your eyes wander over the tip of the nose, arm, thumb and the two objects. Finally, look into the distance.

Shifting distance
Keep your right index finger in front of the eye in about half an arm away from the eye. Keep the left index finger about 15 centimeters behind the right. Watching from finger to finger with a steady rhythm. Do this for one minute. 

Butterfly exercise (to prevent dry eyes)
Look forward, keep your head straight and relax the facial muscles and the lower jaw muscles. Open and close both eyelids up to 20 times. Relax the muscles all the time - the eyelids should move smoothly and easily as a butterfly's wings.

Tips for office environments:
Use warming scarf that relaxes the neck, shoulder or back
and support you to keep an ergonomic position
Avoid windows in front of or behind the screen.
Seating 50-60 cm from the screen.
Position the screen to 9-18 cm below the eye line.
Avoid strong ceiling light.
Blink frequently to replenish the tear fluid.
Move regularly gaze from the computer to the things that are closer or farther away.

Treat your eyes with regular computer breaks, preferably every quarter hour.

Look over your computer's brightness and contrast and cleans the screen.

How to find well-being at office time?

  • Set the clock to ring after every half hour where you stand up for five minutes. Take the opportunity to heat a warming scarf or do some stretch.
  • Although the warming scarf reduces stress and muscle tension, you should look over how you are sitting. Make sure you adjust your chair so your feet rest comfortably on the ground. If you have short legs, use a footstool. Review whether your screen is in your eye level.
  • Skip a break sometimes and meditate instead. Have your meditation mat available.

Heat Wrap helps you to relax at home and at work. Discreet scarf that can be tied in a variety of ways depending on where you have stiff sore muscles. An ergonomic cushions that stay in place even when you are moving.

Put the warming scarf over your shoulders, tie around the hip / stomach / back end, or around an arm or a leg. The heat helps you to relax which circulate your blood more easily, thus, reduce the pain from sore, stiff muscles or cramps during menstruation. Heat prevent damage and facilitate healing.

Heat up the warming scarf:
1. sprinkle the scarf with a little water 
2. warm in micro wave oven for 1,5 min on 700-800 watt 
3. see to that the scarf is turning around inside the oven, put scarf in a bowl to be sure.

If you want to heat in a conventional oven, you should wrap the pillow in eg a towel: heat for 10 minutes on 150 degrees. Spray love to splash water on the pillow before so keeps the fabric anymore.

Cool the warming scarf in the freezer for one hour to get a cold pillow that reduces blood circulation and constrict tissues, reducing swelling.

100% organic cotton. Filling: cleaned kernels from the grape and cherry.

Organic aprons with click on - click off tequniq

Inclusive design i organic material, ethically produced!
Beautiful organic apron for a garden party. 

This apron is simply to use, simply click it on around your waist line. You do not have to raise your hands above shoulder level, nor tie anything behind your back. The apron comes in two models, one with boned upper part and one as a chefs apron from waist and down, 90 or 55 cm long.
Pretty apron for the hostess
"Click on - click off" apron with a rail inserted in the waistline has its origin in Germany. The original version was produced in oilcloth to simplify for those who washed with pods and washboard. Josephine Drakenberg, got such a chaperone from a neighbour and was inspired to design a modern version, which is more like a party dress than protective garment.The apron is simple to use, no movements over shoulder hight and no bands to tie. It is also available with a Velcro closing.

Order your click on apron here.

5 ideas for a sustainable household

5 ideas for a sustainable household

  1. Bring bags of fabric to the grocery, instead of using plastic bags.
  2. Store in glass rather than plastic. Recycle jam jars for an example.
  3. Preferably use tools in stainless steel, wood, glass or china instead of plastic.
  4. Cast iron instead of teflon or choose coating of natural materials.
  5. Use newspaper instead of paper towels to wipe the disk horns or pans.
Quality and sustainable kitchen textiles of organic cotton: Kökstextil i ekologiskt bomull

Yoga belt

Yoga belt

Yoga belt or yoga strap in organic cotton.

The yoga belt allow you to receive the benefit of the yoga positions without overextending yourselves, thus experiencing greater ease and stability and more connection with your breathing. Use the strap for a better hand and foot connection. You can insert your arms or legs in a loop to hold them in position for support and to prevent them from slipping.

Yoga straps can be made from cotton or nylon.

Nylon are made from petrochemicals, these synthetics are non-biodegradable. The manufacture of nylon creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 310 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. This process is very energy intensive.

Cotton grows sometimes with herbicides pesticides, and it is also the chemical defoliants to aid mechanical cotton harvesting, which damages both the environment and human health. These chemicals typically remain in the fabric after finishing, and are released during the lifetime of the garments. Organic cotton is quite another matter which is the sustainable choice Nyttadesign uses. Buy Yoga belt in organic cotton

Example of yoga positions where you can use the belt:
Ardha Navāsana, Back-pack set up, Boat Pose, Bridge Pose, Chest and Shoulder Opener, Dancer Yoga Pose, Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana, Hand to Big Toe Pose, Hasta Padangustasana, Head Beyond Knee Pose, Janu Sirsasana, King Pigeon, Natarajasana, Parsvakonasana, Paschimottanasana, Plank Pose, Prasarita Padottanasana, Rabbit Pose with Strap, Reclined Bound Angle, Sasankasana, Seated Forward Fold, Setu Bandhasana, Side Angle Pose, Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose, Supta Baddha Konasana, Supta Padangusthasana, Tree Pose, Triangle Pose, Trikonasana, Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana,Vṛkṣāsana and Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold.