To create your restful room, you will want to create a room with and abundance of yin. Yin and yang are opposite but complimentary forces and are contained in all things. The following are some examples of yin and yang:
Feminine vs. Masculine
Winter vs. Summer
Dark vs. Light
Interior vs. Exterior
Curved/rounded vs. Straight
Water vs. Fire
Wet vs. Dry
Earth vs. Sky/Air
Moon vs. Sun
Wood vs. Metal
Pottery vs. Glass
Stillness vs. Movement
Odd numbers vs. Even Numbers
Cold vs. Heat
Soft vs. Hard
Sleep vs. Wakefulness
Low vs. High
Passive vs. Active
Black vs. White
Blue vs. Red
Violet vs. Yellow
Yin is cool and soothing and using yin objects will help create your restful place.
Perhaps the easiest way to achieve a predominately yin room is with color. Each color has its own vibration; color can be used to bring harmony and balance into your life. The invisible vibrations of color can be used to either relax or stimulate.
The color spectrum is made up of seven colors, with thousands of tones, shades and tints in between
. The longest wavelengths, or yang colors—red, orange and yellow—are considered the warm, expansive and outgoing colors, the shorter wavelengths, or yin colors—blue, indigo and violet—are cool, soothing and introverted. Green is considered neutral.
So, you will use predominately the cool, yin colors to decorate your room. This can be as easy as painting the walls a soft lavender, for example. Feel free to use some warm colors, however, as the room need not be entirely made up of yin colors.
- Rounded, curved furniture and other objects are preferred over straight angles.
- Water features such as fountains are perfect and the sound of the water is very relaxing.
- Earth features can include plants and flower arrangements in ceramic vessels. Ceramic objects, rocks and crystals are perfect, too.
- Soft furnishings, pillows and blankets will make the room cozy.
- Candles and incense will add a soothing atmosphere.
- Fabric wall hangings, like a quilt, are cozier than artwork in glass frames.
- Special, cherished objects will work beautifully and you may want an altar for them.
- Clean space...a dirty room is not restful.
- Clear all clutter. See http://http//harmoniousenvironment.blogspot.com/2007/08/reduce-stress-and-increase-positive.html
Bringing in some or all of these elements will make your room a sanctuary. Enjoy!
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