By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.
When developing your therapeutic garden area for breast cancer recovery, begin with what you already have, and then improve on it by making it more healing. Even a simple, color will do. Using colors to heal is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and is used as a holistic or alternative treatment. A garden gate is the “first impression” of any garden, and making it special sets the tone for your outdoor space. Why not create a garden gate with charm, cleverness, and creativity. Color used with repetition can unify a garden. We have some great ideas for garden gates, and anyone who is handy can accomplish these garden projects.
Blue Garden Gate
A blue garden gate! Beauty and color greet you as you enter through the blue garden gate. Blue is a calming color, good for curing insomnia and reducing nervous excitement. Blue is a great color for meditation and spiritual expansion. Its complement is orange. We have included a blue trellis tutorial for a blue color harmony. DIY Tutorial .
Orange Garden Gate
Enjoy soaking in the energy of this orange colored garden gate that will cheer you up every morning when you look out the kitchen window. Get this gate from Jane Hart who designs and creates art fences, garden sanctuaries and gates from cedar (using recycled materials when appropriate). Orange is the color of creativity and we should give ourselves the space to have creative time.
Lavender Garden Gate
The paint color might seem a little over the top or distracting, but the fact that it matches the blooms in the yard just beyond actually makes it a very clever choice. Your eye is naturally drawn through the gate and into the flower garden. Lavender, being the color relating to our spiritual connection, can be very helpful for meditation and any spiritual matters.(Violet is used a great deal within religions across the world) We have included a How to Make a Curved Wooden Garden Gate, Tutorial.
Yellow Garden Gate
As you can tell from these photographs, yellow is a much-loved color, with people everywhere attracted to its happy and welcoming hue. Whether it’s a beaten-up warehouse entrance or the threshold of a stately heritage home, every door looks special when it’s painted this bright. Yellow stimulates mental ability, concentration, and purify the body, and its complement is lavender. We have included a Garden Gate Sign Tutorial.
There are no fixed rules for creating a healing space. Do whatever appeals to your senses and put those ideas in the space. When developing your area, begin with what you already have, and then improve on it by making it more healing. You don’t need an elaborate space to uplift your mind and soul. Even a simple, color will do. Several ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Chinese, practiced chromotherapy, or using colors to heal. Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment.
Featured Photo Source: Ellen Kennon
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